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In the news… summary for week ending June 22nd

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RHODE ISLAND & VICINITY

Worcester-based Table Talk Pies sold to Rise Baking – no plan to change product or location

Middletown “Y” had a malfunction of the sauna steam system, causing excessive steam to be released when the sauna room door was opened, triggering the sprinkler system. 58-year-old woman sustained a minor injury.

Last weekend a large disturbance at the Block Island Ferry landing in Galilee, began on Block Island, 7 arrested

Shark warning along Northeast coast with intense heat this week

Sen. Josh Miller not running for re-election

82-year old MBTA train operator, Helen Antenucci, oldest train operator in the world

Celtics win NBA championship, with Coach Joe Mazzullo (of Johnston)

Cakelicious Bakery to open on Federal Hill

Lifespan, who says they are in better financial shape, expresses interest in buying Steward Health in MA.

State of Maine looking for new designs for a state flag. One month to submit designs

Over 160 whales were seen south of the Vineyard and Nantucket; 7 different whale species identified

The Providence Foundation announced David Salvatore will lead the organization as its new executive director, starting July 1.  Salvatore, a well-known business leader and former Providence City Councilman, will take the helm of the organization comprised of more 150 leading corporations, institutions, and nonprofits in Rhode Island.  

Richard Asinof, ConvergenceRI, receives the “Advocacy in Action” award from Community Care RI

Pawtucket’s Read-Ott House in Quality Hill can now be demolished as a permit from the city was granted.

Brandon Nowak, 32, of Providence, and Jason Simmons, 32, of Foster, co-owners of Alternative Integrated Medicine, LLC (dba, AIM Health) were indicted by the RI AG. AIM has offices in Warwick, with satellite offices located in Pawtucket, North Kingstown, and East Providence. 

MA 911 system went down for about 3 hours on one day. Attributed to a firewall problem which stopped calls from going through – not a cybersystem issue or hack.

Greek restaurant will open on Branch Ave in Providence

Lifespan to be renamed Brown University Health, with the school giving $150M over 7 years

Second annual DCYF Family Reunification Day event hosted by the Rhode Island Birth Family Advisory Board with the support of the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) on Saturday, June 29, 2024 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at District Hall.

AG Peter Neronha conditionally approved a transaction that would allow a change in hospital ownership of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, from Prospect Medical Holdings to The Centurion Foundation.

RI Senate President Dominick Ruggerio announces he will run again for his office

Bridgewater, MA has a severe water emergency, banning all outdoor water use, and asks residents to conserve water indoors

Gio – Giovanni – who retired from WPRO FM after 50 years will start part-time and fill-in shifts on Easy 99.1 (WPLM-FM, Plymouth) and my first shift will be Saturday (June 22) 9am

Man died in the pool at the Last Resort Restaurant in Smithfield

DEM advising public that Carl’s Pond in Cumberland will receive treatment to control infestations of invasive aquatic plants, including water chestnut, variable water milfoil and other pond weeds on Tuesday, June 25 – this does not harm fish or other aquatic species.

Two-time Chopped champion Eli Dunn and his wife and business partner, Rachel Lopes-Almeida Dunn, are opening a Portuguese-inspired cafe called Folklore Provisions on Hope St. in Bristol.

USNS Narragansett has been named in honor of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island

Bill Belichick, 72, is dating Patriot Cheerleader coach Jordon Hudson, 24, and has been over a year, though now they are publicly being seen

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL

Mass shooting in Rochester Hills, Michigan. 10 shot, including children. Shooter killed himself, after being holed up in home. 42-year-old, white, lived with his mother. No known motive. Found with other weapons, including automatic weapons.

Pres. Biden raises over $30M at star-studded event this week

A Great Dane named Kevin at 3-feet-2 inches on his four feet, or the average height of a three-year-old human, took the title of the world’s tallest living dog from Guinness World Records

Charles Barkley announced he will retire from TV after the 2024-25 season

Russian president Putin visited North Korea, first visit since 2000

US Surgeon General wants to add warning labels to social media apps

Pat Sajak will star in a play in Hawaii next summer

Netanyahu disbands Israel’s war cabinet

IMMIGRATION AMNESTY: Pres. Biden to announce protecting migrants who came here 10+ years ago who married a US citizen from being deported. 1/2 million impacted. Expected to see legal challenge.

Heatwave into the Northeast, impacting 71 million

A U.S. Secret Service agent was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend during Biden’s trip in California

Club Q shooter finally sentenced – multiple life sentences

1,000 American athletes comPeting for 50 Olympic spots in various Sports

Justin Timberlake arrested for DWI in Long Island

10 states now block Title IX – Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi and Montana

Apple’s Pay Later service has ended

Emerson College will cut staff, delay capital projects, and cut costs after a sharp enrollment decline. College President says drop caused by pro-Palestinian protest and “negative press.”

Nvidia now world’s most valuable company

Louisiana first state to require 10 CoMMAndments be posted in school classrooms

Robert F. Kennedy will not be in the Presidential debate next week

31 of 46 demonstrators who occupied the building at Columbia Univ. had their charges dropped

Los Angeles Lakers hire JJ Redick as new head coach

Trump will hold a large rally in VA next Friday, day after debate

Amazon to switch from plastic air cushion bags to paper stuffing

SCOTUS decision that people with a restraining order cannot own or keep a gun during that time

Historic SS United States, a thousand-foot-long ocean liner tied for 28 years to Pier 82 in South Philadelphia, and now a rusted out eyesore, must leave by September of this year.

Kelly Clarkson revealed her top weight as 203 lbs, and that she did use a weight loss medication due to being pre-diabetic

Morrie Markoff, the oldest man in America, died at 110 – he did not have Alzheimers or dementia – his family willed his brain to science. He mostly kept a vegetarian diet and “stayed away from plastic” and “bottled water”

1st Presidential debate set for this Thursday. Hosted by CNN. Both Fox and ABC will carry it.

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PASSINGS

Hiram Kasten, 71, actor and associate of Seinfeld, after long illness

Willie Mays 93, MLB all-star

John Murphy, 85, founder Home Loan & Investment Bank

Bishop Daniel Patrick Reilly, 96, 4th bishop of Worcester

Donald Sutherland, 88, actor

Taylor Wiley, 56, actor and former sumo wrestler, known for work on Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum PI

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