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RI DINING
Head Chef Michael Cordero works in the kitchen at Mambo Sushi in Providence.

Mambo Sushi is bringing Peruvian flair to Asian cuisine

Chef Michael Cordero combines Peruvian and Japanese flavors together at Mambo Sushi on Atwells Avenue in Providence.

RI BUSINESS
Vials of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine rest on a table at Bucklin Park in Providence in August 2021.

R.I. state workers union approves new contract with $3,000 COVID vaccine bonuses

Members of Council 94, which represents workers in units stretching from Eleanor Slater Hospital to the University of Rhode Island, may also receive the bonus they’ve been granted a medical or religious exception by the state, the contract says.

Marijuana
Medical marijuana

R.I. company settles in discrimination suit after they wouldn’t hire a medical marijuana patient

An ACLU volunteer attorney filed a lawsuit in November 2014 on behalf of Christine Callaghan, who was denied employment after she disclosed that she was a cardholder under the state’s medical marijuana law.

ECONOMY

Low-income Providence residents begin getting $500 monthly payments

The city received more than 4,000 applications, and 110 residents were randomly selected to participate in the pilot program, the mayor said. The unconditional cash payments are intended to supplement, rather than replace, existing social safety net programs.

RI BUSINESS
The Afghan Relief Rhode Island website has been set up to gather funding, furniture, household goods, and volunteer efforts to help Afghan evacuees.

A wicked meaningful R.I. holiday gift guide

Want to give a gift that helps others? Here are 9 nonprofits and businesses to consider

PODCAST | RHODE ISLAND REPORT
The new entrance to the Community College of Rhode Island's Knight Campus in Warwick, R.I.

CCRI President Meghan Hughes on how to improve the college transfer system

On the latest episode of the Rhode Island Report podcast, Hughes also discussed her new role as president of the board of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, how CCRI has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role colleges need to play in K-12 education in Rhode Island.

RI HOUSING
The Rhode Island State House.

R.I. approves nearly $31m for affordable housing, creating and preserving more than 600 units

‘This represents the largest single-year state affordable housing investment in memory,’ the state Commerce Secretary said of the move, which will fund 23 affordable housing projects in 13 locations.

CORONAVIRUS
COVID-19 vaccines rest on a table at Bucklin Park in Providence in August.

R.I. to release a COVID-19 vaccine passport app

The app will include a QR code that can be scanned to confirm that the individual is fully vaccinated.