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The number of vacant, foreclosed buildings in tiny Central Falls has declined significantly, from over 300 at the height of the Great Recession to 20 or so today. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for so-called “clean energy” companies across the state, while highlighting a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency. more
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that it will review site cleanups and remedies at 20 Superfund sites through New England, including several in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass. more
Businesspeople counted for only a sliver of a recent public education survey, but the R.I. Department of Education says the numbers are likely skewed and that the business community is playing a persuasive role in the development its new five-year plan. more
David Foster of Chicago got a stunning and welcome early Christmas present for him, his wife and three young children in late 2014. more
PROVIDENCE – Legislation introduced in the General Assembly would allow college graduates to claim a tax credit for payments on their student loans – a move aimed at keeping “talented, educated people in Rhode Island and encouraging innovators to make the state their home,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker announced a 90-day pause on all new regulations to help facilitate the streamlining of “unnecessarily burdensome regulations on the commonwealth’s small businesses and job creators,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Nevada-based online retailer Zappos.com Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $106,000 and take actions to better protect consumers’ information following a 2012 data breach that placed consumers’ personal data at risk, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
BOSTON – Attempting to address a projected budgetary shortfall, Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month issued a hiring freeze across the entire state government while also announcing a comprehensive review of the state’s departments. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Robert E. Craven, D-North Kingstown, has introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on Rhode Island retirees at least 65 years of age before the close of a taxable year by exempting from the state income tax all Social Security benefits, as well as income received from federal, state and local government retirement plans, disability benefits, military pensions, and private pension and deferred-compensation plans. more
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