Updated February 27 at 12:29am
Social Welfare
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has set up a hotline for residents who are having trouble applying for food stamp benefits amid a monthslong breakdown of the state’s new eligibility software system. more
Rhode Island ranks 42nd in the nation for levels of well-being among its residents, with the lowest scores nationwide in both community and social well-being. more
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
Without question, the most exciting economic story of the past half century has been the dramatic, and probably unprecedented, decline in global poverty. more
Thanks to efforts of Rocky Hill School’s Interact Club and the New England Institute of Technology’s Rotaract Club, amputee children in need will receive 3-D printed prosthetic hands. more
The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded Riverzedge Arts a $249,000 state cultural facilities grant to fund the construction of a permanent headquarters in a former elementary school on Second Avenue in the Fairmount section of the city, according to a Monday release from the nonprofit organization. more
Updated 2:33 p.m. Businessman and former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. announced on Monday that he plans to convert the former St. Joseph’s hospital building in South Providence into housing for the homeless. more
Rhode Island’s capital city is one of four cities around the country that has been chosen to pilot a City Health Dashboard, a resource to help officials understand, compare and take action to improve health status and health risks in their communities. more
Kent Hospital, a Care New England facility, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. more
The Alzheimer’s Association will serve as a national partner for the PBS documentary “Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts,” which will premiere Jan 25 at 10 p.m. local time. more
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