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Larry Berman is the communications director for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Raised in Woonsocket, he now lives in Cumberland with Beth a preschool teacher at Providence Hebrew Day … more
For the second year in a row, the Rhode Island General Assembly’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard a resolution, introduced by State Sen. Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket), calling … more
On March 28, I was a guest of my cousin, R.I. Rep. Rebecca Kislak, who I met for the first time, at the Rhode Island State House. The House unanimously passed a resolution condemning the anti-Semitic desecration of the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River. Fifty-nine headstones were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti or toppled during the night of March 16. The resolution was proposed by three Jewish representatives, Jason Knight, Rebecca Kislak and Mia Ackerman, along with House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi and House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi. more
This legislative session was no better than the previous two in terms of legislation passed to increase gun safety and reduce gun violence. But the tide seems to be turning in efforts to break the … more