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Talk to a developer or architect about working in Providence and the difficulty of getting a permit for any project is oftentimes the first thing out of his mouth. Some recent changes at the city’s Department of Inspection and Standards may be changing all that, however. more
For all the progress made on women’s rights, one measure of inequality still stands out: Females earn less than males, even in the same occupations. Closing this gender gap will require changing the way employers think about work. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings last week announced it assigned an “AA” rating to two bonds to be issued by the University of Massachusetts Building Authority on behalf of the University of Massachusetts. more
BOSTON – A real estate developer who allegedly took thousands of dollars in advance payments for new, single-family homes that were never constructed has repaid more than $525,000 to affected Massachusetts homebuyers, and has been permanently required to protect any future consumer deposits, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
Despite projects moving forward in Massachusetts and Maine, Providence-based Deepwater Wind still has a chance to build the nation’s first offshore wind farm, even as it trudges through what could be the last handful of state and federal permitting approvals. more
WANTED: Developers with a few million dollars burning a hole in their pockets willing to invest in waterfront property in a cool Northeastern city. more
President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” more
The “knowledge economy” is a tantalizing vision as one path for Rhode Island to shake off the economic doldrums of its shrunken manufacturing base and maximize the talent and skill in the state’s colleges and forward-thinking businesses. more
BOSTON – EPA’s most recent Toxic Release Inventory data release this month shows overall releases of pollutants to the environment in Rhode Island decreased in 2012. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Joshua Miller and Rep. Edith Ajello, both Providence Democrats, announced plans to introduce a bill that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. more
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