Cup o’ (Pro)Jo: March 23, 2010

This week’s rainy forecast has led the National Weather Service to declare a flood watch to remain in effect until Tuesday night.  The rain is predicted to stop on Wednesday morning, but look for the return of spring showers on Friday.

Rhode Islanders are reacting to the passage of health care legislation.  Responses range from the cheers of bill supporters who gathered to rally outside the State House yesterday to business leaders who are wary of the bill’s mandates that businesses provide insurance.  Governor Carcieri, who has been openly critical of the reform legislation, is considering actions to challenge its constitutionality.

New construction efforts in South Providence are anticipated to provide a boost for a neighborhood that has suffered in tough economic times.  The new investments, which include a relocated headquarters for The Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-Violence and new real estate construction, amount to over $81 million.  Brown, which has centered its development efforts on East Providence, is open to learning about opportunities in South Providence, VP of Public Affairs Marisa Quinn told the Projo.

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