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When Navy fighter pilot Matt Bellina was 30, he went to the doctor to have some odd symptoms checked out. The diagnosis was a shock: Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS. more
A host of business, labor and community leaders on Thursday are holding a press conference to talk about the redevelopment of the so-called Superman Building at 111 Westminster St., Providence, which has been vacant for about three years. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts announced on Thursday that 139 nonprofit organizations, schools and individuals will share $777,212 through its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season. more
Little changes can have big consequences. Just ask merchants along a number of Providence's most important retail corridors. When the city looked at installing parking meters along Wickenden Street, the merchants' association there fought … more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank’s objectives of full employment and stable prices and she’s confident it will continue to improve. more
PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of R.I. and the R.I. Disability Law Center on Jan. 19 announced the settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a deaf person who was not provided an interpreter after he was arrested … more
The Miriam Hospital on Monday announced it has received a $2.8 million grant to study whether weight loss could prevent recurring gestational diabetes. more
In awarding nearly $250,000 in Innovation Vouchers to five Rhode Island companies on Jan. 23, the state has made a prudent public expenditure. Some question the appropriateness of government "picking winners." But using that lens on these … more
Billed as a future income generator, the R.I. Convention Center has been a point of contention since its doors opened in 1993. Operationally, the facility, including the parking garage and food services, has lost more than $21 … more
As I sat in the chamber of the House of Representatives listening to Gov. Gina Raimondo deliver her State of the State address, I was particularly pleased to hear her proposal for the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship initiative. more
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