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In the news… summary for week ending July 6th, 2024





125 dolphins were stranded in Wellfleet harbor – 10 died

Some Walgreen’s in RI may close

Washington Bridge demolition contract awarded – 57% higher than originally thought

The state plans to consolidate more offices into the historic former Shepard Company building in downtown Providence after negotiating a new lease with the University of Rhode Island. 

Some MA residents exposed to measles – said to be from international Travelers

7 people injured in a deck collapse on a house in the Cape

Rhode Island’s first electric bus in-line charging station was debuted at RIPTA headquarters this week

Some Cambridge trains now sport “googly-eyes”, per requests of passengers, to add humor to what can be a delayed or frustrating commute

LGBT weddings in Provincetown have decreased steadily since 2015 – the local Unitarian Church has gone from over 20 a year to 2 or 3

Slater Middle School in Pawtucket groundbreaking ceremony for its new synthetic turf field

Providence Diamond has expanded in Garden City to open PD Watches.  There will also be a cookie shop added to the center called “Feed The Cheeks”

Pawtucket announced its Community Meal Sites and Enrichment Opportunities for the Summer: 

Providence’s Healthy, free meals to all youth 18 and under, as well as the various enrichment activities and recreational opportunities available to families throughout the summer. 

Boston Celtics will sell with all their assets

Providence School Board member urges not to renew contract of Infante-Green

Jen Hawkins resigns from One Neighborhood Builders

The Oak View Group will now manage the AMP in Providence

SCOTUS rules immunity is broad for Presidents – complete for official duties and partial for unofficial duties – sends specific decision on Pres. Trump back to District Court

A report shows Narragansett Beach is not overcrowded, despite some calling for restrictions

Richard Bland wins US Senior Open held at Newport Country Club

Berkshire Bank, with RI locations, is offering assistance for down payments to qualified individuals – which can be combined with state/federal assistance.

Freestone’s City Grill on William Street in New Bedford has closed with no notice

RIDOT had Narragansett take down beach parking signs

No companies bid on contract to build Washington Bridge

MA Dept. of Health requires urgent care centers to accept all insurances through September to relieve the burden on hospital ERs

Fox News on July 4th broadcast live throughout the day from the Bristol 4th of July Parade and at locations throughout the town

Sumner Tunnel closed for approx. a month

Fire in a large pile of mulch at the Old Castle Mulch Supplier on Stilson Rd in Hope Valley



Walgreens says it will close numerous stores throughout US next year

Saudi Arabia urges its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately

RedBox files for bankruptcy

San Francisco Mayor says with the SCOTUS ruling, they will do everything to move homeless who prefer to live on the streets rather than in available housing

Dr. Jill Biden, 1st Lady appears on the cover of Vogue

President Biden’s office says the President works between 10am and 4pm

Mrs. Zelenskyy ordered a Bugatti auto for $4.8M to be delivered in 2026

Steve Bannon begins 4-month jail term

The U.S. will pay vaccine maker Moderna $176 million to develop a pandemic vaccine that could be used to treat bird flu in people

Dengue Fever has been reported in the Florida Keys area

US Democratic Governors held a private phone call to discuss concern about Pres. Biden

New overtime protections for those earning less than $33+K – and Health regs for those working in excessive heat – primarily to protect kitchen staff, construction and farm workers.

US expels over 100 Chinese nationals – flying them back to China

The coup in Bolivia, Chile seems to be a staged event by the president, himself, to boost his popularity.

CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older receive an updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 vaccine when these vaccines are available later this year.

Pope Francis approves the first millennial saintSaint Carlo – patron saint of the internet – he died at 15 of leukemia – and used the internet to educate millions about the word of God.  2 miracles are credited to him.

Paramount & Skydance may merge

In NYC, over 7,000 migrants will receive debit cards to buy food

A boa constrictor at a school in England reproduced via parthenogenesis, asexually, having lived completely alone, delivering 14 baby snakes

FDA approves new medication for Alzheimers

Univ. of Toronto given court approval to clear Palestinian encampment

National Park Service is cleaning up the defaced statues in Lafayette Park in DC

China detains Taiwan fishing boat

Florida tightens up squatter scams – people who take over homes as their own

2024 is the most expensive cookout year ever – an average 19% increase from last year.

White House issued a statement saying gender-affirming surgery should only be done for adults.

Delta landed a flight bound for Amsterdam after they realized the food they served was bad

Saks is acquiring Neiman Marcus for $2.65 Billion

South Padre Island, TX – 4 shark attacks during 4th celebration

The head of Tunisia’s Republican Union Party, Lotfi Mraihi, who says he will run in October’s presidential election, has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering

The British Prime Minster just declared that the Labour party has won the British elections after a 14-year run by the conservatives.

Combs accused of sex trafficking, sexual assault

Pres. Biden’s interview with ABC was broadcast ( – he has a press conference set for next week

612 new officers have joined the NYC police department

LA banned fireworks and aerial shots showed more fireworks going off than ever seen before

Migration issues in several countries, coupled with economic stagnation – France, Austria, Germany, etc. – have had conservative leadership getting controlling support.

Temp in Palm Springs, CA hit 124, an all time high

New talks for a ceasefire in the Gaza region



Martin Mull, 80, actor and comedien, known most for his role in “Mary Hartman”, earned both BS and MS from RISD

Robert Towne, 89, screenwriter known most for “Chinatown”

Renauld White, 80, model and actor, known for role in Guiding Light

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