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By DANIEL KITTREDGE Billionare Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and founder of an technology and media company that bears his name, has received Gov. Gina Raimondo's endorsement for the Democratic presidential nomination. "e;There are a more
Adoption angels Johnston's Smiling Angels Society recently donated 50 duffle bags for children and youths in care at Adoption RI in Providence. Each bag was filled with a homemade doll courtesy of the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center, as well as a plush more
Senate approves ban on 3-D printed guns and other untraceable firearms The Senate approved legislation (2020-S 2004Aaa) sponsored by Sen. Cynthia Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence) to outlaw 3-D printed firearms, ghost guns and more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Garden City Center, a decades-old fixture of the Ocean State's retail shopping scene, has been sold to a Massachusetts-based company. The transaction was announced this week in separate press releases from the purchaser, WS more
By BEACON STAFF Supporters of legislation meant to address the staffing crisis in Rhode Island's nursing homes were scheduled to rally at the state capitol this week, bearing shirts and signs with slogans such as "e;Safe Staffing Now."e; Members of Raise the more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE The battle over the state's gaming future has ended - at least on one front. IGT and Twin River last week announced a truce in their long-running dispute over Rhode Island's lottery contract, presenting plans to create a new joint more
Beauty & The Beast Nearly 1,000 young athletes from throughout New England and 3,000 spectators converged at the Rhode Island Convention Center over the weekend of Jan. 18-20 for the third annual Beauty and the Beast Gymnastics and Wrestling more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Bowling for Animals On Sunday, Feb. 16, Defenders of Animals will host a fundraising event at Town Hall Lanes, located at 1463 Atwood Ave. in Johnston, from 2 to 4 p.m. For $20 per person, the package includes two hours of bowling, a more
By JEN COWART St. David's on-the-Hill Episcopal Church recently coordinated with the Cranston Police Department to host an active shooter safety information session for its parishioners. Officer Glenn Cipalone was joined by Stephen Quartino, a retired more
Distinguished honor Madisyn Turcotte, a senior at Johnston High School, placed first runner-up in the Distinguished Young Women 2020 competition. Turcotte also received the Overall Interview Award and the Overall Scholastic Award during the event, which more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Johnston Senior Center has kicked off a series of pop-up computer and phone workshops aimed at helping patrons with technology inquiries. The "e;Ask Me!"e; series started on Jan. 23, and there are six more dates planned for Jan. 30-31, more
Johnson & Wales University student Ryan DeCesare of Johnston, an accounting major in the College of Business, has been named to the dean's list for the fall 2019 term. To receive dean's list commendation, students must earn a grade point average of 3.4 more
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