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Housing advocates rally against foreclosure evictions

January 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE – If you have been paying the rent on your house or apartment, should you face eviction because the landlord failed to meet the mortgage?

Advocates rallied at the Statehouse Thursday in favor of legislation that would require mortgage lenders who take property in a foreclosure to allow the tenants to keep living there and paying rent, to maintain healthy conditions, and to provide contact information for a local property manager.

Full story appears on page A1 of Friday's Call and Times.

Mother held on bail in missing boy case

January 30, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Andria Britt, the woman who triggered a nationwide Amber Alert when she allegedly whisked her 6-year-old son to Washington state in violation of a custody order, was ordered held on $50,000 surety bail during her first appearance in Superior Court Thursday.

Magistrate Patricia Lynch Harwood called Britt “a flight risk.”

Looking sullen and withdrawn, Britt, 34, stood beside her attorney in Courtroom 14 to answer to one count of felony child snatching. Her lawyer, Gary Pelletier, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.

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