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Rhode Island will receive $3 million in federal funds for lead-hazard reduction programs, as well as $400,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funds, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced on Monday. more
The imPOSSIBLE Dream playground is the 16th most popular playground in the country, and the No. 1 playground in New England. more
Dozens of Rhode Island credit union employees this year volunteered for the 48th annual Special Olympics Rhode Island State Summer Games held at the University of Rhode Island. more
With Father’s Day this weekend, Rhode Island has been named the 16th best state for working dads. more
(Updated 11:17 a.m.) A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for Amos House’s new $6 million building will take place on Friday at 9 a.m. followed by a tour of the facilities at 460 Pine St. more
After the R.I. Department of Health approved Care New England’s request to close Memorial Hospital’s Birthing Center, effective Aug. 1, the Coalition to Save Memorial Birthing Center pivoted to reorganize as the Coalition to Improve Rhode Island Maternity Care. Kaeli Sutton, currently spearheading the new coalition, said it seeks to include a diverse group of perinatal professionals, including midwives, nurses, doctors, mental health workers, doulas and childbirth educators, as well as community advocates and childbearing families. more
Rhode Island’s composite score of 84 percent – addressing several dental care factors for residents 65 and older – ranks as “good,” according to the Oral Health America report “A State of Decay: Are Older Americans Coming of Age Without Oral Healthcare?” The nonprofit organization ranked Rhode Island as fifth best in the country, bested by Minnesota, North Dakota, Connecticut and Wisconsin. more
(Updated 11:19 a.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation’s 2016 annual meeting, attended by more than 1,000 donors, community and business leaders Monday evening, marked the philanthropic organization’s centennial – 100 years serving the Ocean State. more
As part of its Pedals for Medals campaign, Operation Homefront is seeking volunteers and sponsors residing in New England states to donate either a 30-minute workout on a stationery bike or sponsor a rider to raise awareness and funds for veterans, military families and wounded warriors this July. more
Last year Providence was one of 189 cities to participate in Jane's Walks, and Joelle Kanter, of the Providence Foundation, helped spread the word for walks taking place in the Ocean State’s capital city. more
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