We are excited to share a groundbreaking development that promises to reshape the educational landscape and community engagement in Pawtucket, R.I. Blackstone Valley Prep Charter Public Schools (BVP) and the YMCA of Pawtucket have formed a historic partnership to create a state-of-the-art education hub at the Pawtucket Family YMCA, set to open in the 2025-2026 school year. The partnership will serve up to 140 BVP high school scholars and significantly expand teen programming and community initiatives at the YMCA. For more information please read the full release below.

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Leaders from around the world are condemning the assassination attempt of former President Trump at a rally in Pennsylvania. Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky said such violence has no justification in the world. India's Prime Minister Narenda Modi said he condemns the attempt and wished Trump a speedy recovery. French President Emmanuel Macron said the shooting was a tragedy "for our democracies."       The FBI is leading a probe into the assassination attempt on former President Trump. They identified the dead gunman as 20-year-old Thomas Mathew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Agents swarmed the shooter's home overnight and found explosive materials. The FBI says he acted alone although the motive for the shooting remains unclear.        The U.S. Secret Service is facing intense scrutiny following the assassination attempt on former President Trump. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are asking how a sniper was able to get on a rooftop about 400 feet from the stage and fire shots at Trump. There are also questions about the size of the rally security perimeter and what efforts agents took to sweep the shooter's building.       Lots of Houston-area residents are still sweltering in the dark after Hurricane Beryl slammed Texas last week. As of last check, over 290-thousand customers were without electricity.        The fate of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is in the hands of a New York jury. The veteran Democrat is accused of taking bribes to help two co-defendants win lucrative business deals.        "The Daily Show" is canceling tapings in Milwaukee during the Republican National Convention following the assassination attempt on former President Trump at a Pennsylvania rally on Saturday. In a post on X, the show cited logistical issues and the "evolving situation in Milwaukee" as the reason. The Comedy Central news-satire show sold out multiple nights in the city.