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Edges and Borders

New luxury student housing on Canal Street

Metro, Nov 03 2017

by Ella Comberg

Rhode Island is building. New residential projects are popping up all over the state, but the bulk of development is concentrated …

Revolution Navigators

Empowerment and critical thought in the Rhode Island Urban Debate League

Metro, Oct 27 2017

by Jack Brook

Inside an auditorium in Brown University on Saturday afternoon, October 21st, the Joker, Darth Vader, and Rosie the Riveter listen to …

Free Lunch

Pawtucket schools provide food to all students

Metro, Oct 27 2017

by Katrina Northrop

At least 40 percent of children in Pawtucket schools do not have a lunch to bring to school everyday. More than …

Mt. Hope is Pokanoket

Metro, Oct 20 2017

by Students, Alumni for Po Metacom Camp & the Progressive Student Organization

TheIndependentreceived this joint statement by Students and Alumni for Po Metacom Camp (SAPMC) and the Providence chapter of the Progressive Student …

Unidos por Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican efforts in Rhode Island after Hurricane Maria

Metro, Oct 20 2017

by Mariela Pichardo

Belen Florez’s phone wouldn’t stop ringing last Tuesday. Nearly every five minutes, the screen of the cordless phone of JP Foley …

Hiding Places

Metro, Oct 06 2017

by Rudy Kai

Under a bush on Blackstone Boulevard. The harbor from up on the barrier. Waterplace Park. Under the bridge on Francis Street. …

Guarding Safety

The contentious implementation of the Providence Community Safety Act

Metro, Oct 06 2017

by Julia Rock

“The community of Providence won this campaign, not the politicians and not the police, but us. We worked on this ordinance …

The Road to Resilience

Raimondo's new plan to protect Providence

Metro, Sep 29 2017

by Harry August

Three days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston and two days before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Shell Oil Company …

A Community Blossoms in Fox Point

Providence garden offers members food and friendship

Metro, Sep 29 2017

by Cashen Conroy

At the entrance of the Fox Point Community Garden in Providence, a painted sign greets guests: “Welcome visitors! You can pick …

Keeping Time

Changes at the RI Historical Society

Metro, Sep 22 2017

by Kanika Gupta

Phoebe Bean walked past the library on 121 Hope Street in Providence every day while attending Brown University, yet never had …

No Apologies

Following Representative Moira Walsh's path to the Capitol

Metro, Sep 22 2017

by Caroline Sprague

The Rhode Island General Assembly’s youngest Representative—26 year-old Moira Jayne Walsh—thinks her colleagues have it all wrong when they avoid canvassing …

Defending DACA

Metro, Sep 15 2017

by Marianna McMurdock, Katrina Northrop & Saanya Jain

What you need to know: On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced his decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood …

The Right to Identify

An upcoming municipal ID program in Providence

Metro, Sep 15 2017

by Katrina Northrop

Entering a public library, opening a bank account, accessing government social services: to many, these processes seem simple. Carrying a card …

Shakespeare (In the City)

How theater is bringing Providence schools together

Metro, Apr 21 2017

by Kion You

In 2008, Martha Douglas-Osmundson and her 14-year-old daughter traveled to London, excited to immerse themselves in London’s theater scene. They watched …

When Will the Sentence End?

A call to end public housing discrimination in Rhode Island

Metro, Apr 14 2017

by Sophie Kupetz

Edwin Rivera is an active member of Behind the Walls, Providence grassroots organization Direct Action for Rights and Equality’s (DARE) prison …

Running out of Shore

The future of Providence's seaport

Metro, Apr 07 2017

by Patrick Orenstein

While the presidential election dominated media coverage on November 8, 2016, another item on the ballot in Rhode Island had potential …

In Pursuit of a Living Wage

When working hard isn't enough

Metro, Apr 07 2017

by Jack Brook

Marcia Ranglin-Vassell knows what it’s like to struggle to provide for herself and her family on a minimum wage salary. A …

The Indy Classifieds

Metro, Mar 24 2017

by Jane Argodale, Shane Potts & Jack Brook

PERSONALS—WOMEN SEEKING MEN Will You Be Mine, Lincoln Chafee? Me: An attractive and successful 31 year-old professional, recently moved to Providence. …

White Wall

A call to action

Metro, Mar 24 2017

by Vuthy Lay, Makoto Kumasaka & Cameron Kucera

On the corner of Benefit and College Streets, it would be easy to glance over the Radeke Façade, which looks like …

The Limits of Probation

Alternatives to jail time in an age of mass incarceration

Metro, Mar 17 2017

by Eve Zelickson

Rhode Island has 23,000 people on probation. That is 2,793 people per 100,000 residents, the second highest probation rate in the …

Dispatches From the DMV

Confronting bureacracy and emerging victorious

Metro, Mar 10 2017

by Jane Argodale

Distractions can be physical or mental in nature and are often a combination of both. A physical distraction is one that …

Beyond Dakota Access

FANG Collective brings the anti-pipeline fight home to Rhode Island

Metro, Mar 10 2017

by Zack Kligler

At 10AM last Thursday, three people affiliated with the FANG Collective, an activist group dedicated to environmental justice, locked themselves to …

Forging Home, Forging Intimacy

ProvSlam and the next generation of youth poetry

Metro, Mar 03 2017

by Chris Packs

“I’m so excited, and you should be too.” Cutting through the animated flow of chatter, Charlotte Abotsi, the master of ceremonies …

Raising Prices, Closing Doors

RIPTA fare hike impacts Rhode Island's most vulnerable

Metro, Mar 03 2017

by Zack Kligler

content warning: mental illness, isolation, state-violence Blossom Segaloff lives on the East Side, in a small apartment in an affordable housing …

Curb Alert

Metro, Feb 17 2017

by Lisa Borst

Something More Than Money

A community against Achievement First expansion

Metro, Feb 17 2017

by Marianna McMurdock

In the courtyard that joins Classical and Central High Schools off Westminster Street, Classical student and Providence Student Union activist Jayleen …

Aiming Higher

Undocumented students' access to higher education in Rhode Island

Metro, Feb 10 2017

by Katrina Northrop

Javier Juarez, a student at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), was walking to class when he came upon two …

Finding Refuge

A new model delivers healthcare and perhaps more

Metro, Feb 03 2017

by Saanya Jain

Omar Bah ran through the Gambian night. Echoes of soldiers shouting and dogs barking came from every direction. The memory of …

Rise Up

Providence responds to the inauguration

Metro, Feb 03 2017

by Piper French

On January 21, just after 1 PM, residents from across Rhode Island gathered in front of the State Capitol in response …

Renewal For Whom?

Considering historic preservation in Providence

Metro, Dec 02 2016

by Clare Boyle

In 2013, Providence deemed Benefit Street the city’s “mile of history.” The street, which sits one block east of Main Street …

Boxed In

Ending Solitary Confinement in Rhode Island

Metro, Dec 02 2016

by Gabe Zimmerman

Content warning: mental illness and suicide “It’s like being buried alive,” stated an inmate incarcerated in a solitary unit at Rhode …

City In Resistance

Providence community leaders weigh in on organizing after the election

Metro, Nov 18 2016

by The Indy Staff

Like many people, we are still trying to process the events of the past two weeks. To help make some sense …

This Is Solidarity

Rhode Island's growing Racial Justice Coalition

Metro, Nov 18 2016

by Isabel DeBre

“We want people in the streets. Unions stopping work. Consumers refusing to buy. Bystanders stepping in, everyone calling racism out.” The …

Providence, The Day After

Metro, Nov 11 2016

by Jack Brook

+++ The day after the election, Mary Piñeda, 28, worried about whether or not she would be able to stay in …

An Interview With Governor Gina Raimondo

On her politics and priorities, past and present

Metro, Nov 11 2016

by Katrina Northrop

Under the vaulted ceilings of her office in the Rhode Island State House, Governor Gina Raimondo lays out her political priorities …

Who Sets the Table?

Food infrastructure and food justice in Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 11 2016

by Joshua Kurtz & Sylvia Brown

A few hundred feet from Brown University’s boathouse in India Point Park is the future site of EatDrinkRI’s Central Market, a …

Small State, Big Gaps

Segregation in Rhode Island's Public Schools

Metro, Nov 04 2016

by Kelton Ellis

Historical events and legislative records might suggest that Rhode Island’s schools should have been equal and diverse a long time ago. …

An Abbreviated Timeline of Voting in Rhode Island

Metro, Nov 04 2016

by Jane Argodale & Marianna McMurdock

After a year that’s felt a little like an episode of Survivor, featuring older contestants and more liberal use of spray …

Asthma and Eyesores

Wind, gas, and environmental racism in Rhode Island

Metro, Oct 28 2016

by Colin Kent-Daggett

“I’m a big proponent of wind and offshore wind, but the short-term solution to bring down energy costs for businesses and …