Amy Russo, Providence Journal

Amy Russo

Providence Journal

Providence, RI, United States

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Recent articles by Amy:

High winds shatter Cranston Street Armory windows, causing temperature drop

Repairs are underway at the Providence warming center, one of 8 offering relief from frigid temperatures hitting RI. Some people are relocating. → Read More

Tensions over Broad Street School closure boil over at RIDE meeting. Here's what happened.

RIDE's K-12 Council meeting went into recess after shouts broke out from a crowd upset by abruptly announced school closures. → Read More

John Lombardi becomes chief judge in Providence as Caprio gets volunteer emeritus role

Lombardi will take Caprio's place at the top of Providence's municipal court. → Read More

From Congress to the classroom, here's what's next for Jim Langevin

Now in retirement, Langevin will take on two new roles offering expertise on government and cybersecurity. → Read More

Judge Caprio retiring as chief justice, fate of 'Caught in Providence' show unclear

The chief judge will make a bid for an emeritus role that would be done on a volunteer basis for no pay. → Read More

As PPSD moves forward with closing schools, parents call for a pause

The elementary school's Parent-Teacher Organization wants more time. The district is moving forward. → Read More

Judge Frank Caprio will leave chief judge position, but was his star on the wane?

The judge's son, David Caprio, said the agreement was made with the council president and majority leader. → Read More

Smiley appoints four to Providence School Board

The appointees will need to be approved by the City Council. → Read More

Providence swears in most diverse City Council ever with queer female leader

Many new faces were elected after term limits took effect. → Read More

Brett Smiley to be sworn in as Providence's next mayor

The ceremony will take place at the Providence Public Library. → Read More

Smiley taps former DOC director to lead DPW and announces other new hires

Patricia Coyne-Fague will oversee public works after she steps down from the Department of Corrections on Jan. 13. → Read More

Camp Cronin's $750K facelift unveiled as Providence-owned site prepares to reopen

The Narragansett camp now has new siding, windows, doors and a roof. → Read More

Providence School Board president is second leader to plan exit from group

President Kinzel Thomas confirmed he will not apply for another term. → Read More

'Falling apart all around us': How Providence plans to revitalize old Urban League site

The process will involve asking for community feedback from South Side residents. → Read More

The ProvPort tax deal is moving forward. Here's how.

ProvPort critics have found middle ground after initial objections. → Read More

RIDE, Providence school district grilled over school closures. Here’s what happened.

Deputy Superintendent of Operations Zack Scott said the decision was made by the PPSD cabinet. → Read More

Names of closing Providence schools become public as district faces backlash over plan

Teachers may have to reapply for their own jobs. Meanwhile the district advertised a plan for new buildings. → Read More

Beloved bookstore Cellar Stories closing after 40 years in Providence

A shop treasured by book lovers closes as its managers make plans for a new venture. → Read More

'Sowing turmoil': PPSD spars with union over surprise school closures

Tensions between the school district and the union hit a breaking point Sunday as school closures were suddenly announced. → Read More

White extremism is on the rise in New England. Here's what's happening in Rhode Island.

Extremist groups are aiming to gain a foothold in New England, and anti-Semitic threats are rising in Rhode Island. → Read More