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(Undated)  --  Here is the latest news: A Providence school administrator facing charges for an incident at a fitness center has reportedly resigned.  One-million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the Ocean State.  The Patriots' 2021 schedule is out.

>>Charged Providence School Official Resigns

(Providence, RI)  --  A Providence School District administrator who is facing criminal charges has resigned, according to multiple media reports.  Olayinka Alege [[ OLE-ay-INK-uh uh-LEG-ay ]] is accused of giving an unwanted foot massage to an underage male at a gym in Warwick last month.  Alege was previously accused of "toe-popping" students as a form of punishment at a school job he held in Florida.  Alege is due for court arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault and battery in Warwick District Court today.

>>Arrest Made Following Times Square Shooting Which Injured Rhode Islander

(Undated)  --  An arrest has been made in connection to the weekend shooting in Times Square New York which injured several, including a Rhode Island woman.  Farrakhan Muhammad was picked up in Florida.  Authorities believe Muhammad was trying to shoot his brother after an argument, but instead shot innocent bystanders.  One of the victims was a North Scituate resident, Wendy Magrinat [[ MAG-rin-NAT ]], who was visiting New York with her family and was shot in the leg.

>>RI Reaches A Million Vaccines, CVS Ready To Vaccinate Juveniles

(Undated)  --  Rhode Island reached a COVID-19 vaccination milestone on Tuesday when the one-millionth dose was administered.  Children as young as twelve in the Ocean State are now starting to get their shots.  Rhode Island-based CVS plans to start administering the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to younger teens as soon as today.

>>Patriots 2021 Schedule Released

(Foxboro, MA)  --  The New England Patriots 2021 regular season schedule has been released.  The Pats open the season at home against the Miami Dolphins on the afternoon of September 12th.  Tom Brady will play his first game at Gillette Stadium since leaving the team when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit Sunday October 3rd.  That will be a primetime game.

>>Cranston Man Pleads Guilty To Leading Interstate Theft Scheme

(Providence, RI)  --  A Rhode Island man is pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from an interstate theft scheme.  The Justice Department says Jose Montes of Cranston was the leader of a conspiracy to steal heavy construction equipment, sport boats, ATVs and other items valued at seven-hundred-thousand dollars in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.  Montes is scheduled to be sentenced in August.

>>RI House Passes Bill Letting People Work And Collect Unemployment

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island House of Representatives is passing a bill that would allow people to continue earning unemployment when they go back to work.  Representative Carol Hagan McEntee says she introduced the bill because she has been told that restaurants, hospitality and other small businesses cannot find enough workers who are willing to get off of unemployment.  The bill now goes to the Senate, which has already passed companion legislation.

>>Commuter Rail Station Expected To Be Ready In 2022

(Central Falls, RI)  --  The Pawtucket-Central Falls MBTA commuter rail station is expected to open next year.  Governor Dan McKee said that publicly on Tuesday as he joined other officials at the site to recognize national United for Infrastructure Week.  An additional funding boost of nearly one-million dollars for the project was announced by the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.

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