William J. Kole, The Associated Press

William J. Kole

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Warwick, RI, United States

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Recent articles by William:

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet. → Read More

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

"It’s clear that residents and visitors to Boston have been uncomfortable with this statue." → Read More

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln's → Read More

Interfaith group pushes for removal of Buddhist, Hindu statues in nightclubs

A coalition of interfaith religious leaders has launched a campaign to end what it considers the “disrespectful” use of sacred Buddhist and Hindu statues as nightclub decor. Representatives of the Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Jewish and Christian traditions are pressuring upscale clubs in Boston and other cities managed by Beverly Hills, California-based Live Nation Entertainment to remove the icons. → Read More

Boston to remove statue of slave kneeling before Lincoln

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's arts commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to remove a statue that depicts a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet. The commission had fielded escalating complaints about the Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, as a nation confronting racial injustice rethinks old imagery. The statue has stood in a park… → Read More

Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Calls are intensifying for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet — optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens.The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, was erected in Washington's Lincoln Park in… → Read More

Protesters: Remove statues of enslaved Black man kneeling before Lincoln

Calls are intensifying for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet — optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, was erected in Washington's Lincoln Park in… → Read More

Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Calls are intensifying for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet — optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, […] → Read More

Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Calls are intensifying for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet — optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman’s Memorial, […] → Read More

Protesters: Remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Calls are intensifying for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D. C. , and Boston that depict a freed slave kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet — optics that jar and offend many in a nation confronting racial injustice through a fresh lens. The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Emancipation Group and the Freedman's Memorial, was erected in Washington's Lincoln Park in… → Read More

Curtains for Camelot: Last Kennedy sibling's death ends era

BOSTON - Camelot's inner circle is just about gone — though its spirit, some say, is very much... → Read More

Petition seeks to rename R.I.

PROVIDENCE — The smallest U.S. state has the longest name, and it's not sitting well with some in the George Floyd era.Officially, Rhode Island was → Read More

'I'm one of you': Black firefighter says he was profiled

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Officials apologized to a black Rhode Island firefighter who says he was racially profiled by a pair of police officers → Read More

'I'm one of you': Black firefighter says he was profiled

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Officials apologized to a black Rhode Island firefighter who says he was racially profiled by a pair of police officers who approached him with guns drawn as he sat in a car outside his own fire station. In an emotional interview with WPRI-TV, Terrell Paci said he was on duty, in uniform and chatting Wednesday night with a friend who was dropping off food when the unidentified… → Read More

'I'm one of you': Black firefighter says he was profiled

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Officials apologized to a black Rhode Island firefighter who says he was racially profiled by a pair of police officers who approached him with guns drawn as he sat in a car outside his own fire station. In an emotional interview with WPRI-TV, Terrell Paci said he was on duty, in uniform and chatting Wednesday night with a friend who was dropping off food when the… → Read More

Former exec pleads guilty to bribing son’s way into college

A former technology executive has pleaded guilty to paying $300,000 to bribe his son’s way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit — even though the son didn’t play tennis → Read More

Former exec pleads guilty to paying $300K bribe to get son into Georgetown

The bribe was meant to get the son admitted as a tennis recruit, even though he didn't play tennis. → Read More

Venerable but vulnerable: Centenarians hit hard by coronavirus

The oldest Americans — people who are 100 or older — are among the most vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Venerable but vulnerable: Centenarians hit hard by virus

The oldest Americans — people who are 100 or older — are among the most vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Venerable but vulnerable: Centenarians hit hard by virus

BOSTON (AP) — Centenarians have always been a rare breed. Now they're an endangered species. The 100-plus crowd — those most venerable of human beings — is succumbing rapidly and heartbreakingly to the coronavirus pandemic. Entire limbs are being lopped off family trees, and their wisdom and lore are dying with them. “We’ve been really upset,” said Thomas Perls, a professor of medicine and… → Read More