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Social Welfare
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Jamia R. McDonald will leave her position as acting director of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families, and a national search will be conducted to find a replacement. more
Kara Foley is a newly hired policy analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, a children’s-policy organization working to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of Rhode Island’s children. She talked with Providence Business News about the organization's mission. more
The annual food drive in support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is more than halfway through its seven-week stretch, ending Sept. 16. more
Dr. Elmano Costa, president of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project’s board of directors, announced on Aug. 31 that the board voted to end operations and dissolve the organization. more
The Comprehensive Community Action Program will host its 2016 Community Awards Dinner on Sept. 15 at the Harbor Lights Country Club at 150 Gray St. more
The federal government is proposing new controls on payday lending designed to put more onus on lenders to make sure borrowers can repay their debt. The proposed rule put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will cap the … more
Providence's Downtown Improvement District is expected to unveil a plan within the next week to address chronic problems of homelessness, crime and panhandling in and around Kennedy Plaza. It will go nowhere without support from state and … more
A.T. Cross is making a point for peace with its latest version of a pen built from AK47 parts. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a rule change that would lower the department’s threshold of lead found in a child’s blood to that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new reference level that has the potential to affect 2.9 million housing units built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. more
Providence ended up on the wrong end of WalletHub’s latest listing of the best and worst cities for families. more
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