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Mission: Providence Public Library inspires lifelong education among all Rhode Islanders, fostering personal fulfillment and enhanced quality of life for an informed, enlightened and engaged citizenry. Year founded: 1875 Executive … more
In March, Providence's City Council reached a tipping point with the embattled Board of Licenses, hiring former R.I. Attorney General Jeffrey Pine to investigate the city board charged with licensing and regulating businesses following complaints about how it conducted hearings and issued rulings. more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the city firefighters union have tentatively agreed on a five-year contract that could potentially save the city $15 million over the course of the deal, according to a Sept. 12 announcement. The … more
NEW BEDFORD – State transportation officials gave the go-ahead on Sept. 12 to using an unspent, $5 million federal earmark from 2005 for long-needed structural work at the city's aging State Pier, a state legislator said. "I've gotten … more
PROVIDENCE – The former director of the R.I. Board of Elections is suing the state, accusing his former colleagues of violating open-meeting laws and his right to due process. Robert Kando, who served as the board's executive director … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – University of Rhode Island researchers say state and federal officials should rethink regulations for the installation and management of home septic systems, due to warming temperatures and rising sea levels they say will reduce … more
Rep. Brian C. Newberry, R-North Smithfield, will run for re-election this year unopposed for the first time. Initially elected in November 2008, he was named House minority leader in May 2011. He will not seek to continue as House minority leader, … more
Last week Providence Business News spoke with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and a major theme of the question-and-answer cover story involved how the speaker was planning on dealing with the legislature's reputation for having ethically challenged members. more
Will the latest report examining a public body charged with regulating private business yield changes that will improve the business climate here? Past experience does not yield an optimistic expectation for action. The investigation du … more
Across the country, we continue to see stories that indicate a decline of a cornerstone of the American dream: homeownership. Whether it be that millennials are opting out of purchasing a home or that minority borrowers suffer disproportionately … more
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