Saturday, May 25, 2013
Carol L. Allen, 58, of Johnston, passed away on May 20, 2013 at Roger Williams Medical Center.
Carol L. Allen, 58, of Johnston, passed away on May 20, 2013 at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Thomas L. Allen. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late David and Theresa (McLinden) Morris. Before her illness, she was a dispatcher with Yellow Cab Company for over fifteen years. She was a loving and caring person who was devoted to her family. She was the loving mother of Thomas L. Allen, Jr., David J., Crystal L., Maelee L. Allen and Tammy L. Walker. Sister of David, James, Thomas, Edward, William and Lorie Morris, Theresa Cromwell and Donna Parsons. She was also the grandmother of 13. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am in St. Thomas Church Fruit Hill Ave, North …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother's Day is here and offers an opportunity to show the women in your life how much you love them.
"I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids." -unknown No one knows who said that, but it rings more true than not. Around the world, there's one thing that unites women more than any other: raising children. Whether away at work, staying at home or straddling the gray area in between, we all experience similar struggles, joys and ... the gray area in between. So it is with eagerness and anticipation that moms look forward to one day a year where cooking is optional and gifts abound. There was a point when Mother's Day was less about brunches and hanging baskets, as it has drastically morphed from the intention of its founder. The founder of Mother's Day, Anna Jarvis, trademarked the phrases "second Sunday in May" …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Mel shares her thoughts and recollections from the past week.
I've always been a big believer in the goodness of humanity, but man was that belief put to the test in this past week, only to be ultimately rewarded. What happened this past week was a testament to not only that belief, but also the belief that goodness will always overcome evil if the hear, the courage, and the spirit is there. Evil prevails when good does nothing, after all. I don't think doing some whole super eloquent writing of this would work for me. If you want to see some great writing of this, then you should check out some other writings including this piece from Charlie Pierce in Esquire and this piece from one of my favorite sportswriters Chad Finn. And there's several others that capture things far better than I could …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Kids don't get a whole lot of learning about money and finances in school. Here are some fun, easy ways to teach kids about money.
When you have kids, you learn quickly that although parenting is amazing, it’s also very expensive. The older they get, the more things they want, and many parents struggle to balance not only the cost of all these items but also how to teach their kids about financial responsibility. Today we’re going to get some expert advice from my MacMillan Publishing QDT colleague, Money Girl Laura Adams, who has some fun and easy ways that parents can work together with our children to create a solid financial future. Laura is the author of the award-winning book Money Girl’s Smart Moves to Grow Rich Cheryl: At what age can we start teaching our kids about money and how can we make it an easy process that they can relate to? Laura Adams: As soon …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
TSA has announced that items that were previously prohibited will be allowed, including pocket knives.
Tuesday, March 12
Beginning April 25, several items that are prohibited on planes will be allowed, including small pocket knives, announced TSA Administrator John S. Pistole. The TSA said the change would align them more closely with International Civil Aviation Organization standards. The decision to allow knives has raised many eyebrows including those of Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson, who said it would increase safety risks, according to ABC news. New items that would be allowed on planes: These similar items will still remain on the prohibited items list: What do you think? Should pocket knives be allowed on planes?
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A lawmaker would like to make it legal for military service members between the ages of 18 and 21 to drink alcohol. What do you think?
A bill expected to be heard at the State House Wednesday would make it legal for military service members between the ages of 18 and 21 to drink alcohol in Rhode Island. The legislation (H 5603), introduced by Rep. Thomas Winfield (D-Glocester, Smithfield) would apply to active military members with a valid military identification. Last June, Middetown Police issued several underage drinking summons after they responded to a farewell party for a soldier who was deployed to Afghanistan. A 21-year-old and a 22-year-old, were cited under the social host ordinance. Writing from Afghanistan on Tuesday, the solider provided the following statement on Patch (corrected for typos), “If I'm getting shipped off to Afghanistan to fulfill my duty …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Instituting an interest rate cap would eliminate a valuable service to those who need quick credit.
Tuesday, February 26
I work for Advance America, a payday lender here in Rhode Island. There is a lot of misinformation about payday loans, but here’s the reality: Every day I help fellow hardworking Rhode Islanders – teachers, first responders, small business owners – meet their financial obligations and support their families. They visit my company for simple, affordable and reliable credit. A payday loan can make personal and economic sense, especially when compared with unregulated Internet loans, overdraft fees and penalties for missing payments. For every $100 borrowed, our customers pay a flat $10 fee that does not compound interest – whether a customer repays their loan in three days or 30, they pay the same one-time fee. My coworkers and I help …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
After an asteroid and a meteor came extremely close to the earth's surface on Friday, some say NASA should receive additional funds to find and track potentially dangerous space objects.
On Saturday a “small army of workers” began cleanup work after the sonic waves from a meteor struck rural Russia Friday morning, reported the Associated Press. The meteor, which took NASA by surprise, injured at least 1,200 people and shattered 50 acres of windows. At least two individuals were reported to be in serious condition on Saturday. A few hours later, a known asteroid (2012 DA14) passed just 17,000 miles above the Earth’s surface. Brown University’s Associate Professor of Physics, Ian Dell’Antonio told WPRO the two close calls were an unrelated coincidence. “Something like [the meteor] happens a couple times a year,” Dell’Antonio told WPRO. “And they’re usually not splashed all over YouTube because they occur in more remote …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Are you satisfied or frustrated with how the town handled the worst storm in decades? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Now that the snow has fallen, and started to melt, it’s your time to rate how the Johnston's plows handled the 2 feet-plus of snow that fell Friday and Saturday. Feel free to give praise or thanks, express frustrations or offer up constructive criticism in the comments below, and keep in mind, the blizzard was the 5th largest snowstorm in New England history. Johnston Winter Storm Center
Monday, February 4, 2013
Did the Go Daddy commercial gross you out? Did the M&M's commercial win your heart? Tell us in the comment section below!
Monday, February 4
While many tuned in Sunday night to watch the Ravens take on and win against the 49ers, the Superbowl for many of us is also about entertainment — namely, the Superbowl commercials. This year's roundup of multi-million dollar advertisements stretched the gamut from the awkward Go Daddy kiss, which is still abuzz on social media, to the very emotional Budweiser Clydesdale ad. However, we want to know — what was your favorite commercial of Superbowl 2013? What was your favorite Superbowl commercial? Tell us in the comment section below!