PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Providence is holding an education summit to solicit feedback that will help shape policies and programs to improve teaching and learning. Mayor Jorge Elorza said Friday that the "All In" education summit will be held May 12 at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex. The Democratic mayor says the summit, the second of its kind, allows the voice of the community to influence decisions for the future of education in Providence.
BOSTON (AP) - Attorneys are preparing for trial in the case of a former New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993. Jury selection in Boston's federal court will begin Tuesday for the trial of ex-mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme. Salemme and co-defendant Paul Weadick are accused of killing federal witness Steven DiSarro to prevent him from talking to authorities about illegal activities by Salemme and others. The men have denied participating in DiSarro's killing.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) - The Providence Journal reports the Narragansett Bay's algae bloom this winter was the largest on record, and could fuel a spike in clam and scallop numbers. University of Rhode Island scientists have tracked the January bloom, which they say is a result of high rainfall in October. The resulting increase in phytoplankton, a source of nutrients for clams, can help shellfish growth throughout the season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A group of superheroes and drag queens have descended upon Providence to raise money to fight AIDS. The Providence Journal reports a 5K AIDS Run/Walk for Life and after-party was held Saturday to benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island. Free screenings for HIV are continuing through the after-party. Many of the 2,600 individuals living with HIV and AIDS in Rhode Island depend on services like AIDS Project Rhode Island, which provides supplementary social services to low-income survivors.
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