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The city has won a $13 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to build a streetcar system between the East Side and Upper South Providence, officials announced Thursday. more
Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley will become commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center on Friday, relieving Rear Adm. David M. Duryea, during a change of command ceremony. more
Providence Business News was awarded first place for general excellence for a specialty publication on Saturday at the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s 2015 New England Newspaper Convention. more
Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport declined for the eighth consecutive month in August, registering 332,246 travelers, a drop of 6.85 percent compared with August 2013, according to the latest report released by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
The University of Rhode Island’s botanical gardens are among the most beautiful in the world, according to a list of the 50 most stunning university gardens and arboretums from Best Masters Programs, an online guide to master’s degree programs. more
The Providence metropolitan area ranked second in the nation in the growth of workers with an advanced degree from 2005 to 2013, with a 5.6 percent increase during that period. more
The Chronicle of Philanthropy rated the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by how much their residents give to charity, and the Providence area ranked second-from-last, coming in only ahead of Hartford, Conn. more
Rhode Island received a $7.5 million federal grant to help the long-term unemployed return to the workforce, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Tuesday. more
Employers in the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the sixth straight month in July, showing the world’s largest economy is making strides toward sustaining faster growth entering the sixth year of expansion. The jobless rate rose as growing confidence prompted more Americans to look for work. more
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area grew 5 percent year over year last month, adding 1,100 jobs for a total of 22,200 in June, according to an Associated General Contractors of America report. more
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