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Last year, the General Assembly and the governor took an important first step to help thousands of working families make ends meet by increasing the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit — a tax benefit for workers earning $50,000 or less — to 12.5 percent of the federal credit. more
The poisoning of the public water supply in Flint, Mich., has been a disaster in many ways unique to that city. more
If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event. more
Leah C. Rosin-Pritchard has worked in various kitchens since the age of 19. But after a decade of learning different aspects of the trade from others, she decided to launch her own healthy baked-goods line called Leah's Recipe LLC. "I was … more
Mission: BBBSOS provides mentors to the youth of Rhode Island who will motivate and empower them to make positive decisions, improve academic results, avoid risky behaviors and grow in a way that will positively impact our community. Year … more
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $65,000, one-year grant to YWCA Rhode Island to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. The program has received funding from the crusade to support its work for 22 consecutive years. more
You never actually own a synagogue. You merely take care of it for the next generation. That’s the essence of a 106-page court decision that’s transferred control of the historic Touro synagogue in Newport, from a New York City congregation to a local one seeking to revive the institution’s religious life. more
1 What experience has most prepared you for the role of executive director? As executive director of resources for community development in the east San Francisco Bay area, I worked for a nonprofit organization with a passion for the people … more
Mike Stenhouse is founder and CEO of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a free-enterprise, public-policy think tank. The Cranston native is a former small-business owner with a dot-com company, a marketing professional with a … more
The Working Cities Challenge is a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston program designed to create an economic resurgence in communities after "years of population and economic decline." To that end, the Boston Fed is having seven of the state's urban-core … more
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