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Congressman Kennedy and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi tour the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
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Congressman Kennedy Receives Award from Narragansett Bay Commission
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The Narragansett Bay Commission Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to present a Resolution of Appreciation to Congressman Kennedy for all his efforts to obtain federal funding for the Narragansett Bay Commission's Combined Sewer Overflow Project. Executive Director Paul Pinault presents the award to the Congressman.
Congressman Kennedy Supports Bay Clean Up
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Debris has been accumulating along the Narragansett Bay shoreline for decades. In the past, people used the bay to dispose of anything and everything. Most of it is man made, but even Mother Nature has left some behind.

Congressman Kennedy supports the efforts of "Clean The Bay", a non-profit, citizens group dedicated to removing the debris and restoring the Rhode Island coastline to its pristine condition. For more information, contact:

What You Should Know About the Avian Flu
Bird flu is an infection caused by avian (bird) influenza (flu) viruses. These flu viruses occur naturally among birds. Wild birds worldwide carry the viruses in their intestines, but usually do not get sick from them. However, bird flu is very contagious among birds and can make some domesticated birds, including chickens, ducks, and turkeys, very sick and kill them.
Bird flu viruses do not usually infect humans, but more than 100 confirmed cases of human infection with bird flu viruses have occurred since 1997. If you would like more information about Avian Flu contact:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy's Congressional Offices:

407 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-4911
Fax: (202) 225-3290

249 Roosevelt Avenue
Suite 200
Pawtucket, R.I. 02860
(401) 729-5600
(800) 392-5772
Fax: (401) 729-5608

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Congressman Kennedy Secures $500,000 for Neighborhood Safety Initiative

PROVIDENCE  – Elected officials, community developers and residents gathered today to celebrate the grand opening of Riverside Gateway, a $6.8 million development of 31 new affordable apartments and two retail storefronts in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood. The ceremony, at Pelham and Aleppo streets, was also an occasion to salute U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy’s efforts to secure federal funding for community safety programs that have contributed to the resurgence of Olneyville and neighborhoods like it.

The Riverside Gateway apartments, developed by the nonprofit Olneyville Housing Corporation (OHC), represent the first of  a three-phase development that eventually will include an additional 20 affordable condominiums, 12 units of housing for artists, the rehab of three 1860s era worker cottages into seven affordable homes, and office space for neighborhood organizations.

U.S. Representative Patrick Kennedy has been instrumental in securing federal funds to help CSI work with neighborhood organizations on crime issues in Rhode Island and nationwide. Since 1999, CSI has received $3.25 million in federal funds to help community partners select, coordinate, and implement their development initiatives and crime-control efforts to produce results - crime reduction that promotes development and development that promotes crime reduction. By the unconventional linking of innovative policing with economic development, police and developers aim to attract the kinds of social and financial investments that make communities safer and more vibrant.

“What’s happening here is an excellent example of community institutions working together,” said Representative Kennedy, who was on hand to present a $500,000 check to LISC’s CSI program. “Olneyville Housing, the Providence Police Department, the Parks Department, the Rhode Island attorney general, LISC and others all sat at the same table, addressed the same problems, and got the wheels turning on a development that will make Olneyville a stronger neighborhood. This type of progress doesn’t happen overnight and it’s a credit to these institutions, and the residents they serve, that we’re having this celebration today.”




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