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State medical marijuana centers get green light

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Rhode Island General Assembly passed a bill last month to allow the creation of up to three state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries, becoming the third state in the country to legalize so-called “compassion centers.”

Taxes on private colleges advance in R.I. legislature

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Two bills have made progress in Rhode Island’s General Assembly that could cost Brown and its students millions of dollars if they become law.

Community argues against restaurant

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Problems with rowdy crowds at a Providence nightclub, including reports of fights, underage drinking and weapons, may keep the owner from getting the city’s permission to open another establishment in Fox Point.

Rep. calls for ‘product stewardship’

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

State Representative Donna Walsh, D-Dist. 36, has introduced a bill in the General Assembly that calls for manufacturers to regulate the disposal of waste from certain consumer products.

Forbes: Providence a tough place to live

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere — at least according to Forbes. The magazine recently named Providence the U.S. city “where it’s hardest to get by.” 

Laid-off ProJo workers print ‘stimulus’ paper

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Four former Providence Journal employees have teamed up to have “a little fun in the face of potential economic ruin” — by creating their own newsletter.

Local relations director to leave Brown

April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Darrell Brown, director for state and community relations, will leave his post at Brown this May to start a new job in Washington, with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

Mall owner files for bankruptcy

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Though General Growth Properties Inc., the national real estate investment company that owns Providence Place Mall, filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, students will still be able to shop and catch a movie as usual.

Liberian refugees get extra year in U.S.

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Liberians in Rhode Island rejoiced last month at news that refugees from the West African country would be granted an additional 12 months of amnesty in the United States, thanks to an executive order signed by President Obama.

Changes in store for Thayer Street

April 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In the coming weeks and months, as most students leave College Hill for the summer, a number of new players are expected to open shop on the busy strip — even as still more stores close.