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BOSTON – A Providence organization has been awarded a $150,000 environmental-education grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a program aimed at low-income teenagers. more
PAWTUCKET – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month hosted a ceremonial signing at Slater Mill for three bills that aim to increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure, regional energy system. more
Two of the primary functions of government should be to provide a good education to its citizens and maintain modern, well-functioning infrastructure. more
BOSTON – Providence’s Women & Infants Hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
PROVIDENCE – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the R.I. State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services later this month as part of a so-called “Gold Standard Assessment,” the final step in the department’s Accreditation with Excellence reaccreditation process. more
PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings last week assigned an “AA+” rating to two Massachusetts general obligation bonds totaling $400 million. more
Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
Rhode Island’s average hotel occupancy rate for May increased 4.7 percent over last May, exceeding the 3.6 percent rate for New England, and tourism experts say new and trusted marketing strategies, and pent-up demand are the reason. more
BOSTON – More than 50 Massachusetts cities and towns will receive more than $27 million in federal Community Development Block Grants to support housing rehabilitations, public service projects and local infrastructure. more
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