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Business conference highlights creative problem-solving

September 19, 2014 0 comments

The speakers at the 10th annual Business Innovation Factory Summit all have one thing in common: They want to shake things up.

Heroin, opioid overdoses rise in R.I. as state works to combat crisis

September 18, 2014 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Health unveiled new numbers earlier this month on the rise of heroin and opioid overdoses in the state.

State to hold hearings on whether to delay exam graduation requirement

September 18, 2014 0 comments

The Council on Elementary and Secondary Education voted to hold hearings on whether to delay a high school standardized exam graduation requirement.

If she wins Rhode Island’s gubernatorial election, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo will be the first woman to hold the office and the state’s first Democratic governor in over 20 years.

Next gov. likely to crack glass ceiling

September 18, 2014 4 comments

For the first time in state history, the next governor of Rhode Island will most likely not be a white man.

Elections Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 0 comments

Republican party challenge to Healey candidacy struck down The Rhode Island Board of Elections struck down an official petition by the R.I. Republican Party yesterday, which challenged the gubernatorial candidacy of Robert Healey who is running as a Moderate Party candidate, the Providence Journal reported. Healey, founder and former leader […]

New immunization mandates will likely not affect Brown students because Health Services’ standards already meet the state’s new requirements.

Vaccinations to be required for students and toddlers

September 16, 2014 66 comments

Rhode Island will expand its vaccination requirements for students and child care workers beginning next August.

“Sometimes it’s the genius of just putting together these pieces,” said U.S. Rep. David Cicilline ’83, D-R.I., of the four nonprofit and private Rhode Island organizations that form the Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Homes.

R.I. organizations align to offer safe, efficient housing

September 15, 2014 0 comments

Due to limited funding to help people access more environmentally safe homes, housing organizations in Rhode Island have to turn away clients or defer them.

Event organizers unveil affordable housing options at the announcement of a new supportive housing project for R.I. domestic abuse survivors.

Ground breaks on housing project

September 15, 2014 0 comments

Smith Hill CDC and Sojourner House unveiled a plan for Rhode Island’s first supportive housing project for domestic abuse survivors.

In 2011, Rhode Island received $200,000 from the National Endowment of the Arts in support of a Kennedy Plaza bus terminal renovation.

Kennedy Plaza construction continues

September 11, 2014 1 comment

As summer fades into fall, the reconstruction of Kennedy Plaza — which began July 12 — is continuing according to plan.

Scott Laurans sold Eastside Marketplace to Ahold USA, which will allow the store’s employees and management to continue working.

Eastside Marketplace loses local ownership

September 11, 2014 0 comments

Scott Laurans, owner of Eastside Marketplace, sold the local grocery store this July to Ahold USA.