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Four Syrian refugee students will receive full tuition scholarships to attend Roger Williams University as it joins the Institute for International Education’s Syria Consortium, according to a statement by the school on Tuesday. more
In a move that will quadruple the size of New Bedford’s Captain Paul Cuffe Park, a $300,000 grant has allowed the New Bedford Whaling Museum to move forward with the design and planning process for a renovated green space in the city’s historic district. more
(Updated 4 p.m.) Southcoast Health announced Tuesday that its Campaign for Southcoast Health has received a $1.1 million donation for maternity care from the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation. more
Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s the most older people with a job since the early 1960s, before the U.S. enacted Medicare. more
In advance of Tuesday’s presidential primary in Rhode Island, the U.S. Census Bureau released statistics about Ocean State voters, showing that the majority – 79 percent – are white, and that 45.3 percent are between the ages of 18 and 44. more
(Updated 11:33 a.m.) World War II Foundation/Tim Gray Media documentary films were nominated for eight regional Emmy Awards at the 39th annual Boston/New England Awards competition. more
More than $3.5 million has been awarded to support 37 local homeless housing and service programs in Rhode Island, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Tuesday. more
Forty organizations serving the needs of Newport County residents will share $259,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation’s Newport County Fund, the organization said Thursday. more
Fidelity Charitable on Wednesday said it made a record $3.5 billion in grants on behalf of its donors last year, a 15 percent increase compared with 2015. more
(Updated 4:09 p.m.) Department of Human Services Director Melba Affigne Depeña and Chief Digital Officer Thom Guertin have resigned after the botched September rollout of the state’s new health and human eligibility computer system, known as UHIP, which delivers state aid to 300,000 Rhode Islanders. more
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