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Rhode Island ranked among the states with the largest share of foreign language speakers last year at 21 percent, according to a new report by the nonprofit Center for Immigration Studies. more
BOSTON – John Hancock Life Insurance Co., along with a subsidiary broker-dealer, last week agreed to refund senior citizens in Massachusetts more than $550,000 to settle allegations that it failed to supervise one if its representatives, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will receive a $161,417 federal grant to fund a study on best practices for a paid-caregiver-leave program. more
CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s congressional delegation last month announced a $200,000 federal grant for the Rhode Island Parent Information Network. more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Angel Taveras last week announced a partnership with Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island to divert textiles and clothing from the city’s trash and recycling streams. more
The “Vote Yes on 4” campaign in support of a $125 million bond issue to build new engineering facilities at the University of Rhode Island gets underway Sept. 29 at Toray Plastics (America) at Quonset Point in North Kingstown. From left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello; Cheryl Merchant, president and CEO of Hope Global; Raymond M. Wright, dean of URI’s College of Engineering and David M. Dooley, URI president, discuss the initiative. more
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. recently distributed $1.5 million in checks to Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns for profits from the sale of their recyclables in fiscal 2014. more
The Department of Environmental Management said that farm viability grants totaling $255,543 have been awarded for projects that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Rhode Island. more
The nonprofit Center for Leadership and Educational Equity received a $1.6 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education as part of its Turnaround School Leaders Program. more
A nearly $4 million federal grant has been awarded to the Central Falls School District for a “restorative justice” project on how to make schools safer. more
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