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The city this spring will once again apply for a federal transportation grant to fund a new streetcar system between Upper South Providence and College Hill, Providence officials said Friday. more
The announcement by Stephen Farrell, president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England, at a meeting of the Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce last week that United planned to open a private health insurance “exchange” is part of a broader trend both in New England and nationally. more
Fishery management traditionally has focused on fishing pressure, the removal of animals from a population with nets, lines and traps, as the only statistic worth using in the regulatory equation. more
The foot traffic, property values and investment in Providence’s Thayer Street commercial district are the envy of many Main Street merchants groups in Rhode Island. more
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance released a new report Wednesday identifying nearly $225 million in non-essential government spending in Rhode Island that could be used instead to fund tax cuts and the repeal of the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
T.F. Green Airport was supposed to be flying high again. more
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) One of the narrowest and most endangered buildings in downtown Providence has a new lease on life. The city announced Tuesday that it has transferred the vacant George C. Arnold Building on Washington Street to a private partnership working with the Providence Revolving Fund to rehabilitate it. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung is going all in on tax cuts as a Republican gubernatorial candidate. Not content to simply match the $100 million tax-cut plan of his GOP primary opponent Ken Block, Fung is going bigger, and more conservative, with a $200 million package of cuts meant to stimulate the economy. more
Mayor Will Flanagan and executives of Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC announced the developer’s intention to build a resort casino in Fall River at a Tuesday morning press conference. more
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