What’s In…What’s out..
The “Me too” hashtag has prompted millions of women around the country to come forward and tell their stories of sexual harassment and abuse. One of the most heart wrenching stories was told by McKayla Maroney, the Olympic gymnast who told her story of sexual abuse by her USA Gymnast team doctor which started when she was just 13 years old. She is one brave girl who had the courage to tell her story and out her team doctor Larry Nassar so he can’t victimize again. Sexual predators need to be exposed and stopped in their tracks. Over 60 women have come forward and exposed Harvey Weinstein for alleged sexual harassment and rape in Hollywood. Criminal charges may be filed in his case. These brave women have exposed the dirty little secret of sexual abuse in our country and who knows where it will all go. But the truth always comes out and the fight marches on.
PawSox fever…Cranston is the latest city trying to woo the PawSox into their midst with a letter from the City Council President Mike Farina. Cranston is a beautiful city and may offer a great deal of hope to the PawSox who are fighting to survive with a new stadium in Pawtucket. Maybe cities interested in the PawSox stadium should be able to bid on its new location. It’s an interesting concept but one that could very well save the taxpayers $38 million dollars.
Pumpkins galore….Roger Williams Park continues to woo Halloween children of all ages at the Jack-o-lantern spectacular going on now through November 5th. Its beautiful and fun and the weather has been great. Enjoy everyone 🎃!
DCYF . ..Budget decreases of $84 million (nearly 30 percent) over the last 10 years did not help this department improve. It doesn’t take a genius to know that we need to invest in our children to help them. This department has some good people working in it but it’s leadership has been poor. It’s time to get it back on track and implement the necessary funds to do the job right. If the state has money to invest in ballparks and other endeavors, it should be investing in our children first.
Violence in Providence… It just seems that the stabbings and robberies on the streets of Providence are getting worse. I certainly am not bashing my city but I am weary of a culture of violence that seems to be happening in our city. Whether it’s gangs in Providence or isolated incidents of violence, it’s too much! While authorities repeatedly say crime is down, the media and television news seem to show a different story. The quality of life in our city is at risk and we all need to stay vigilant and informed.
Johnson and Johnson…A judge has thrown out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson and Johnson talc baby powder for years. This case has lingered so long the woman has died. Proof was presented that Johnson and Johnson knew of the inferior ingredients used in their talc powder but ignored it. This hits home for me because my mom used Johnson and Johnson baby powder all her life and died from ovarian cancer. Who knew? We didn’t. But I will tell you this. Ovarian cancer is a painful deadly disease with a deadly mortality rate that really has no symptoms until it’s too late. We need more screenings for this cancer and more information on its prevention.
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/21/323m-compensation-to-woman-who-died-of-cancer-due-to-johnson-johnson-talc-rejected-7016518/?ito=cbshare
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