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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority instituted higher fares on Tuesday, raising daily and monthly costs for commuter rail passengers from Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. more
After three consecutive months of declines, the unemployment rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area climbed slightly in May to 8 percent nonseasonally adjusted, compared with 7.8 percent a month earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts posted a year-over-year increase in June for the first time since January, real estate data tracking firm The Warren Group reported Tuesday. more
The Chronicle of Philanthropy rated the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by how much their residents give to charity, and the Providence area ranked second-from-last, coming in only ahead of Hartford, Conn. more
Gasoline prices dropped again in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
The city’s nuisance task force will receive a $250,000 grant to support its efforts to identify and remediate vacant and abandoned properties, among other initiatives, according to a press release from Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
Single-family home sales in Massachusetts fell 2.3 percent to 3,427 sales in April compared with 3,508 sales during the same month last year, real estate data tracking firm The Warren Group reported Wednesday. more
T.F. Green Airport saw passenger traffic decline 7.3 percent year over year in June after a 7.8 percent decline a month earlier in May, according to numbers released Friday by the R.I. Airport Corporation. more
The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ award to Providence as one of four U.S. cities recognized with a 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award in City Livability was accepted by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras Friday. more
The R.I. Revenue Department collected $1.4 million in May through the state’s 5 percent hotel tax, a sum 17.5 percent higher than the $1.2 million collected a year earlier in May 2013, according to the latest revenue report. more
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