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Councilwoman Carmen Castillo unveils new Ogando Street sign.
Councilwoman Carmen Castillo unveils new Ogando Street sign.
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Providence City Council names street after Dominican activist

To listen to the radio story. click here. On August 15th, about seventy people gathered on the South Side to celebrate the Providence City Council’s renaming of Hancock Street to Ogando Street in honor of Francisco Raymond Ogando, a Dominican activist who helped many local immigrants settle in New England, until he died unexpectedly in 2009.

Ogando Street is not far from Ogando’s former business on Broad Street, called Raymond’s Tailor Shop, where politicians and

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Credit: Rhode Island Cape Verdean Heritage Subcommittee
Credit: Rhode Island Cape Verdean Heritage Subcommittee
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Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival kicks off in Providence

To hear the radio story, click here. On July 5th, one day after people had huddled together to see the waterfront fireworks display, the crowds were back at India Point Park in Providence — but this time, a different nation’s flag was flying.

Sunday was the Cape Verdean Independence Day Festival, the largest festival of its kind in New England. Thousands of people t

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Rhode Islanders march in solidarity with Baltimore

To listen to the radio story, check out http://bit.ly/1CpnVzy.

Last Saturday, May 2nd, around 500 Rhode Islanders came together in front of Classical High School in downtown Providence in solidarity with the protesters in Baltimore. The protesters peacefully marched through Downcity to the Direct Action for Rights and Equality headquarters, demanding justice for the death of Fred

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Gettin’ ‘Wiggly’ Wit It

WBRU News Interviews Simon Pryce of The Wiggles (he's the red one). Simon lets you know what it's like to tour the world with The Wiggles, fills you in on how he got started with the famed kid's group, and offers many many other insights that'll make you want to wiggle!

The Wiggles are performing at the Vets Memorial Auditorium in Providence on September 25th

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