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The Mass. Gaming Commission ruled Tuesday that the town of Revere must hold another public referendum on whether to allow Suffolk Downs and the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority to build a casino there before the commission will approve the proposal, Boston.com reported Tuesday. more
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to support 25 affordable housing initiatives in 13 states through its eighth annual “Housing for Everyone” grant competition. more
Rhode Island ranked 42nd in the U.S. for funding programs that help prevent kids from smoking and help current smokers quit, according to a report released by a coalition of public health organizations. more
Job openings in the U.S. climbed to a five-year high in October, indicating employers were confident about demand even as Washington’s budget impasse shuttered parts of the federal government. more
The city of Providence announced the launch Tuesday of ProvSmart, a new online plan-review and permit-application system expected to improve turnaround times for local builders and developers. The online permitting system is a key component of Mayor Angel Taveras’ “Putting Providence Back to Work” economic-development plan. more
Utilidata Inc. has completed a $20 million Series B round of financing to support the energy conservation and management company’s research and development and to expand its product base in North America, Asia and the Middle East. more
FGX International announced Monday it has acquired Suntech Optics Inc., a privately held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The acquisition also included the purchase of Suntech Optics subsidiaries Naked Eye Enterprises and Bugaboos Eyewear Corp. more
Brookline Bancorp Inc. – the parent company of Bank Rhode Island – announced Friday that Julie A. Gerschick, the bank’s chief financial officer and treasurer, will resign effective Dec. 31. more
Rhode Island has joined seven other states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, in petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require states upwind of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions to reduce air pollution generated within their borders. more
The University of Rhode Island has placed at No. 37 on the Affordable Colleges Online ranking of the top 50 colleges in the United States in terms of highest return on investment. more
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