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Social Welfare
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(Updated 2:18 p.m.) Providence recently opted to not enforce a longstanding ordinance which relates to “aggressive solicitation,” which advocates for the poor and homeless had argued resulted in harassment. But where does that … more
In 100 years, the Rhode Island Foundation has gone from a white shoe- and parasol-set, passive grant-maker to an active participant in the public dialog about the state's civic and economic health. That change has made the foundation the most … more
Over 2,000 books are on their way to local children after the conclusion of Bank Rhode Island’s monthlong book drive in support of Pawtucket-based nonprofit Books Are Wings. more
Over the past eight years Amica Mutual Insurance Co. has donated $300,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital. more
Providence has the fifth-highest energy burden for low-income households among 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island donated more than $1 million in financial support to local nonprofit organizations last year, according to its 2015 Community Investment Report. more
General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has created a new proxy voting policy for pension fund companies because he said he wants to see more diversity on corporate boards. more
The owner of Oasis Market convenience store pleaded guilty last week to a million-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. more
Being poor in the U.S. can be expensive. Judging from the latest inflation data, it’s becoming more so. more
The Tomaquag Museum is one of 10 recipients of the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the Institute of Museum and Library Services said Tuesday. more
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