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DINING
Executive Chef Joël Eugène prepares a dish in the recently opened Blu Violet restaurant on the top floor of the Aloft hotel.

Blu Violet brings complex Haitian flavors to Providence

Chef Joël Eugène is combining classic ingredients from Haiti with familiar dishes in his new restaurant at the top of the Aloft hotel. The result: A fusion like you’ve never seen before

Dave Epstein | Forecast
There are multiple warnings and advisories with the upcoming storm.

Approaching storm to bring snow, wind, and flooding to Mass.

After peaking around sunrise, the storm will wind down by noon on Monday. It’s in this window that we will see the snow, the rain, the wind, and the coastal flooding.

RI Crime
The Rhode Island State Police officer was seen having sex with a woman in a police cruiser at night behind salt garage barn in February last year. The incident was not reported for nearly eight months.

State trooper fling spells trouble for Charlestown, R.I.’s officers

A police officer saw a Rhode Island State trooper having intimate relations with a woman inside his own police cruiser. The officer, representing Charleston, R.I., was ordered to say nothing; months later, the event became public knowledge and investigations began.

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RI CRIME

Warwick police shoot a man inside the police station, investigation underway

The man was taken to a hospital, the mayor said in a statement. This is the second time Warwick police have shot someone in two months.

A resident receives free rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits at a vaccine clinic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

US launches online site for ordering free rapid at-home COVID tests

Roundup of global and national coronavirus news.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Nicholas Alahverdian is introducing a bill to reform the child welfare system in RI and is also announcing a suit against the state for violations of his civil rights that took place while he was in the RI foster care system. Photo shows Nicholas Alahverdian as he gives a press conference at the State House saying he was abused by the RI foster care system.

The R.I. con artist who faked his own death is finally getting his wish: He’s newsworthy now

All Nicholas Alahverdian ever wanted was to be newsworthy. Now all of it is unraveling.

RI NEWS
Pastor Howard M. Jenkins Jr. of the Bethel AME Church in Providence speaks during a 2021 news conference, calling for the state to hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination weekend for people of color in Rhode Island.

With MLK breakfast called off due to COVID, R.I. ministers pivot to acts of service

“We felt that MLK was about community service,” the president of the Rhode Island Ministers Alliance said. “We still recognize that even though some may feel we’re coming out of the pandemic, there’s still much disparity in our communities.”

RI Crime
Two ACLU of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys, Lisa Holley and Sonja Deyoe, have decided to represent the two men among other incarcerated individuals in this challenge against the R.I. Department of Corrections.

State flouting law meant to cut youthful offenders’ sentences short, suit says

Challenging the state Department of Corrections' interpretation of a law meant to aid incarcerated individuals obtain parole, American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island cooperating attorneys filed petitions Friday with the state Superior Court seeking the immediate release of Pablo Ortega and Joao Neves under the conditions of their parole.

RI POLITICS
The latest version of the Rhode Island Senate district map -- Plan D -- changes the border between Senate District 22 (represented by Senator Stephen R. Archambault, a Smithfield Democrat) and District 17 (represented by Senator Thomas J. Paolino, a Lincoln Republican).

R.I. redistricting co-chair faces questions about last-minute change to his district

A sliver of Lincoln was added to a district in Smithfield -- right where the co-chair, who represents Smithfield, owns land.

RHODE MAP

A former top aide to Gina Raimondo is launching a communications shop

Mike Raia said Half Street Strategic Consulting will focus on strategic and executive communications, crisis and reputation management, and public/media relations.

RI BUSINESS
Mark Stone, lead brewer of the Providence Brewing Company, works inside the new brewery on Sims Avenue in the Valley neighborhood.

100 years later, Providence Brewery Company makes its return

It’s been 100 years since brewmaster and engineer Adam C. Wagner ruled the scene in Providence, but Efren Hidalgo decided to return the company’s legacy back to Rhode Island’s capital.