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HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness in Rhode Island

Coverage of the housing and homelessness crisis by the staff of Globe Rhode Island.

Car drives into East Boston home, displacing 16 residents

No injuries were reported, but 16 people were displaced.

RI CRIME

Worker charged with keeping AR-15 ghost gun on R.I. state hospital grounds

A State Police affidavit raises questions about the state’s response. Eleanor Slater Hospital carpenter Kenneth Fullam, 60, of Burrillville, was arraigned Nov. 23 on a charge of possession of a ghost gun.

THINGS TO DO

Best things to do in R.I. this week: Dec. 9-16

This week: Celebrate the season with classic holiday tales, chilly hikes, seasonal spirits, and Kris Kringle himself.

HATE CRIME IN RI

Anti-Defamation League seeing increased hate group activity, antisemitism in New England, nationally

Demonstrations in the region at least twice a month, often involving dozens of men, show they’ve become emboldened, said the ADL’s Peggy Shukur, and perhaps, that their recruiting efforts are having an impact.

‘These are professional sharpshooters’: Nahant to hire federal wildlife experts to kill problem coyotes

The Board of Selectmen voted this week to authorize an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services that will allow agency officials to shoot and kill coyotes that are threatening the health and safety of residents in the seaside town.

RI politics

Rhode Island political news: November 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.

HOMELESSNESS

Frustrations mount over plan to use Cranston Street Armory to help the homeless this winter

Providers who applauded the move last week are now finding that the push to make part of the massive Armory into a 24/7 warming station isn’t well organized and has plenty of limitations and complications.