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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $5.6 million to Rhode Island to provide permanent homes and services to low-income people with disabilities in an effort to prevent them from becoming homeless or unnecessarily institutionalized. more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State recently received a $30,000 Amgen Foundation Grant to develop and implement a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum into the mentoring agency’s site-based programming. more
Alex and Ani’s Charity by Design division has awarded $20 million since its inception in February 2011 to 44 charitable organizations, Alex and Ani LLC announced Tuesday in a press release. more
In what amounts to a third record-breaking year, the Rhode Island Foundation awarded more than $34.8 million in grants in 2014 to more than 1,400 nonprofits. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population declined for the second year in a row in 2014. more
Rhode Island tied for fifth place with New Jersey for having 95.6 percent of children ages 19- to 35-months-old having received the recommended vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella. more
Searching for a slice of good vegan pizza? Check out the Figgy Stardust at Nice Slice. The Thayer Street pizzeria, which also offers regular and gluten-free pizzas, placed ninth on a list of the Top 10 vegan pizzas in the country for its fig, arugula and vegan cheese pizza by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals. more
Rhode Island was recognized for marriage equality and passage of basic non-discrimination and hate crimes laws, but still has work to do, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. more
Rhode Island ranked among the best states for highway safety laws, according to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, which released its 12th annual report card. more
Rhode Island had the highest child poverty rate in New England in 2013 at 21.5 percent, with Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket having the highest rates in the state, according to Rhode Island Kids Count. more
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