Students, residents and business owners from Westerly gathered at Misquamicut beach Friday in a show of unity and thanks for the volunteers who helped the area recover after last fall’s megastorm. Hurricane Sandy carried off much of Misquamicut’s sandy beach, choked roads with eye-level sand dunes, and devastated area’s businesses and homes. Now the beach is [...]
A Connecticut man accused of punching and critically injuring a Brown University student last weekend was released on bail this morning. The accused man, Tory Lussier, was also ordered to have no contact with the witnesses in the case. As is customary in felony cases, Lussier entered no plea to charges of felony assault. His [...]
Join us for a free college planning event for students and their families to learn how to plan, prepare, and pay for college.
It will be held at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex in Providence (182 Thurbers Avenue) on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 10am to 3pm. FREE parking is available, as well as free lunch, [...]
This is a sampling of the Election 2012 coverage done by WBRU.
First up is a story done by Emily Jones on the Republican Primary in New Hampshire. This piece aired in January.
Next is a piece that was a tag-team effort by Gillian Chu and Brian Sokolow. They went to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, [...]
In this piece, Emily Jones takes a look at Rhode Island’s unique history in terms of race in baseball, and also notes how times have changed and Little League still functions as a key part in the local community.
The city of Providence is accepting applications for grants to community groups and other organizations that provide food, clothing, shelter and other services to residents. Mayor Angel Taveras says the Dexter Donation Fund provides support to vital community groups, social service agencies and faith-based organizations. Non-profit, tax-exempt organizations that serve city residents are eligible to [...]
Over a hundred people protested on Saturday against a police raid of a Cambodian family’s home last week. The Providence Journal reports that the protestors demand an apology from the city for mishandling a 13-year-old boy by dragging him from his bed and then stomping him, holding a 77 year-old-woman at gun point, and mocking [...]
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline said today that the recent Sandy Hook school shooting is a definite tipping point in the gun control debate. The Democrats have long supported stronger gun laws. They say banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could prevent further massacres while [...]
After helping a federal investigation of search engine giant Google, North Providence and East Providence have been awarded 70 million dollars to fix their police pension shortfalls. The police departments of both communities helped investigate the company’s distribution of ads for illegal prescription drug sales. Each community got a 60 million dollar share when Google [...]
Bishop Thomas Tobin released a statement today calling Governor Lincoln Chafee’s threat to veto legislation that would put gay marriage to a popular vote “undemocratic”. The leader of the state’s Roman Catholic Diocese says it should be up to citizens to decide whether Rhode Island joins the rest of New England in allowing gay marriage. [...]