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BUILDING BASEBALL The Woonsocket Little League Scores with a State-of-the-Art Concession Stand and Press Box Built by the Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council, its Union Partners including Gilbane Construction and the Pawtucket Red Sox.

It was an extra special Opening Day at Napolean “Nap” Lajoie Field for the Woonsocket Little League this April. Not only was the weather picture perfect, so was the ballpark with its brand new addition – a 600-square-foot concession stand and press box worth an estimated $300,000. The official unveiling of the facility took place during a ribbon cutting ceremony following the little league’s player parade and ceremonial first pitch. -READ MORE

It’s all about spin. Earlier this month, a short-sighted report from the Rhode Island Revenue Department generated fabricated stories about film tax credits that will mistakenly lead lawmakers and the public to believe the Rhode Island production tax incentive program may be a waste of money.

I represent transportation workers whose livelihood is dependent on the Rhode Island film industry. They are among hundreds of behind-the-scenes workers who make television and motion picture projects run smoothly. The production industry in Rhode Island supports workers in the state, including those who cater meals, run on-set electricity, lay carpet, sew wardrobes and build sets, along with a myriad of other jobs. -READ MORE

Victor Morente, a spokesperson for the Elorza administration, confirmed more than 450 current or former firefighters received payments ranging from $10.16 to $51,672 earlier this month. The city initially planned to pay the settlement over two years, but Morente said the payments were made “in one lump sum.”

The average recipient was paid just under $13,500 before taxes based on the number of hours worked, although the majority of the city’s newest firefighters received less than $1,000, according to a list of payouts obtained through a public records request. Twenty-seven firefighters were paid more than $30,000. -READ MORE

For the 26th year in a row, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will be conducting its “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. Every year on the second Saturday in May, postal carriers, in addition to their regular workload, collect food from people in more than 10,000 cities across the country. Each year, it is the largest one-day food drive in the world

Doing your part in the food drive is super easy. Before our regular mail pickup on May 12, leave bags of non-perishable food items by your mailbox. Letter carriers pick up the bags and deliver the food to local food agencies with the help of retired letter carriers, other postal employees and countless volunteers. -WATCH VIDEO & READ MORE

Details: Recognition of the Institutes’ program graduates, as well as awards which recognize outstanding service to workers and their families are presented at this event. Included in these awards are graduates of work-site education and training programs; GED and ESL students; Leadership for a Future program graduates; and Eagle Award winners. For more information contact ILSR (401) 463-9900 or visit Website.

Details: 100% net proceeds will go directly to Veterans Honor Flight, RI Military Organization, and RI Chapter American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Plenty of family events for non-riders: Cookout, Snacks, Live Band, Face Painting, etc. MORE INFORMATION

Details: Participate, sponsor, donate raffle prizes and/or donate to the Bing Fogarty Memorial Foundation. Contact Phil Fogarty via E-mail at gphilfog3@cox.net or call (401) 932-3642 for more information. Let’s continue to honor the memory of a “labor giant” and help some well deserved charities in the process.