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In the news… for September 16, 2023


Bruce Perreault will compete on Survivor. From RI, he was evacuated early in the last show as he hit his head

Bike Newport is creating a bike park to help people practice and learn how to ride bikes on public roads

Zambarano Hospital as lost 3 physicians in the last few weeks

PVDFest artists/vendors lost much of their inventory to the freak storm on Sunday and Saturday of the event

Central Falls is considering reducing its City Council size and limiting years of service

RI Board of Elections refuses to consider anymore issues having to do with Sabina Matos signatures

The Lindemann Family, which gave millions to name the new Brown Univ. Performing Arts Center has returned 33 artifacts to Cambodia, in agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Park Theatre in Cranston, now over $34K in arrears on city taxes

DCF in MA has been using night to night apartment placement for homeless foster children

WPRI’s Amanda Pitt to leave for a similar position at an NBC affiliate in CT

Arooga’s in Warwick has closed.

MA. Gov. Wu wants $250M more to house migrants

Sutton, MA Red Roof Inn had a fire – the hotel houses all migrants and had received warnings about fire hazard problems days before – MA now houses over 6,400 migrants in emergency shelters

Brown University Health Services now provides free emergency and prescription contraceptive options for all students at the pharmacy.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have announced plans to build a new free-standing inpatient hospital for adult cancer care in Boston, breaking the cancer hospital’s almost 30-year relationship with Brigham and Women’s in a move executives said will reshape oncology care in the region. Beth Israel says they were blind-sided.

Highland Electric Fleets will provide electric buses to Durham School Services for students at Blackstone Valley Prep.

The Community College of Rhode Island is expected to receive a $5 million donation — the largest gift in the school’s nearly 60-year history — from Bally’s Corporation, to develop and launch new programs in the gaming, hospitality, and security industries.

COVID, Flu, RSV shots available now in RI



On Sept. 9th, there were 3 major earthquakes in past 24 hours: 6.8 magnitude off New Zealand – 5.0 magnitude Northern California – 6.8 magnitude in Morocco. Over 2,000 reportedly dead.

FDA approves COVID booster

Over 5,000 feared dead in Libya flooding

DHS says it wass lost track of 177,000 migrants in US

US makes deal to get 5 prisoners back from Iran – made the agreement announcement on 9-11 – deal will include releasing $6M of Iranian money released – Iran leaders said “they will do whatever they want to with that money” even though US has said it will monitor the use of the money – ?

Saudi Arabian economic deal also announced on 9-11

American Red Cross says there is a national blood shortage and encourages people to donate

Lyft now offers women driving women app alternative

McDonald’s to end self-serve drink stations

Over the counter eye drop warning given to 6 national vendors by FDA

Minimum wage for CA fast food workers raised to $20 per hour

Escaped killer Danelo Cavalcante in custody

Birkenstock, the German sandal maker — sorry, “footbed company” — filed to go public in New York in an I.P.O. that could value the company at over $8 billion.

Coco Gauff, 19, wins US Tennis Open

Spanish FA president says he will resign after kissing player at Women’s World Cup final

Planned Parenthood lays off over 100 national staff in order to divert more support to its 49 chapters

Subway now offers a 3-inch sandwich in Pakistan, as a bite-size, economical choice

Dartmouth Men’s Basketball wants to unionize

Sen. Mitt Romney, 76, won’t run for office again, saying it’s time for the next generation to lead – suggested that Trump, 77, and President Biden, 80, should follow his lead and bow out saying that neither was effectively leading his party to confront the “critical challenges” the nation faces.

Nearly 7,000 migrants have arrived by boat on an Italian island, Meloni, overwhelming the community

“Real Time with Bill Maher” to return Sept. 22 without writers in the midst of the writers strike – other talk show formats are coming back to production, without writers

Disney taps Donald Glover to star in new “Star Wars” film, playing the lead character of Lando

Hunter Biden indicted on 3 gun-related charges

Representative Adriano Espaillat in NYC who came to RI to speak in support of Sabina Matos for Congress, stood with AOC in a ruckus presentation in NYC on migrant plans where they were heckled and shouted down by NYC citizens.

Legal case against Donald Trump has been separated from that of 19 others who are also on trial.

Ukrainian leader Zelenskyy will come to DC next week

Research paves way for possible US approval of the psychedelic drug MDMA to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

New cold medication announcements address popular OTC meds not working – expect more direct recommendations to come out this week



Charlie Robison, 59, country western singer

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