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Rhode Island has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the nation at 27 percent, and while it landed on the lower end of the scale for states, the obesity rate has climbed since 1990 when it was 10.1 percent. more
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a maintenance backlog approximately $500 million greater than estimates offered last month and “unsustainable” operating budgets, the Boston Business Journal reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island is one of the unfriendliest states when it comes to taxes, according to Kiplinger’s. more
Volkswagen has been cheating on its U.S. government emissions tests for years. And it was a small, independent research institution, not the Environmental Protection Agency, that caught VW in the act. more
A Dallas company that had proposed to develop private student apartments on a 1.25-acre parcel in the I-195 redevelopment district has withdrawn its interest, according to the redevelopment commission. more
Polaris MEP is launching its All Access Bus Tour on Sept. 29 as part of its Rocket program to help the state’s small manufacturers reach new levels of profitability, job growth and efficiency. more
The National Science Foundation has renewed funding for Brown University’s Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, providing a $17.5-million grant to support operations for the next five years. more
The Police Department has received $1.9 million in federal funding to add up to 15 more police officers, the state’s congressional delegation and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced this week. more
A sustainable groundwater cleanup system was implemented and solar panels installed at the ReSolve Superfund site here on Monday. more
(Updated 1:53 p.m.) A pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River is critically important for development of cleared land on either side of the river, according to Joseph F. Azrack, chairman of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. more
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