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The Providence Finance Committee on Monday approved a $13 million debt service request to buy every city streetlight and convert each one into LED fixtures, a move officials said could save the city $24.2 million through the next 10 years and help reduce its short-term debt. more
It's unlikely the recent elimination of the sales and use tax on energy for commercial users will by itself lure business owners to Rhode Island, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says it could be a step toward improving the state's reputation for being … more
My daughter Mimi called me up many years ago and said, "Hey Dad, let's take a crack at running the New York City Marathon." I trained for six months for the 1987 race. The starting gun fired, about 22,000 runners started, 21,244 runners finished and … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $2.2 million for affordable-housing initiatives for families with low incomes and emergency shelters and services for the homeless in two Rhode Island communities. … more
Though he has no license, 45-year-old Gustavo Gonzalez routinely drives from Central Falls to his job as a custodial worker in Franklin, Mass. The native of Mexico, one of an estimated 20,000 undocumented immigrants in the state, doesn't … more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has named Stephanie Fortunato to serve as director of art, culture and tourism for the city. A graduate of Providence College and Brown University, Fortunato has worked for the city since 2008, most … more
The push is on to make recreational marijuana use legal in Rhode Island. The pro-legalization campaign says it's an economic imperative. The expectation is that a tax-revenue bonanza would help ameliorate the state's persistent budget … more
PROVIDENCE – MassChallenge will receive $100,000 through an Innovation Matching Grant to help Rhode Island create a "powerful innovation brand" and build its reputation as "an ideal state for entrepreneurship." The grant was one of … more
BOSTON – If Massachusetts voters approve an expected ballot measure this fall legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the state could become home to a $1.2 billion cannabis industry by 2020, according to a report. The research, … more
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Administration is implementing a standardized payment policy for general revenue-funded community service grants. The policy, announced in a July 14 press release, standardizes grant payment across the … more
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