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Beverly Scott, who left as head of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in April following massive failures of the region’s largest mass transit system, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. more
Brown University made it into the top 10 on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges for 2015, released Thursday. The school’s 2015 showing is part of an upward trend over the last four years on the Forbes’ list, which came in at No. 13 last year, No. 12 in 2013 and No. 19 in 2012. more
The Boston Globe is offering another round of buyouts to newsroom employees, according to the Boston Business Journal and media industry blogger Jim Romenesko, which both obtained a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory to the staff. more
Two Rhode Island fire departments will receive significant grants from the federal Port Security Grant Program to improve training procedures and provide equipment that will help protect the Port of Galilee and 23 square-miles of waterways in South County. more
(Updated, 4:28 p.m.) The Providence Athenaeum on Thursday named Matt Burriesci as executive director, filling a position covered on an interim basis since Alison Maxwell left at the end of 2014. more
With unemployment in Massachusetts reaching pre-recession levels, the state’s economy is humming along, according to MassBenchmarks. more
The U.S. House passed a three-month highway funding bill as members prepare to leave for an August recess without considering a long-term proposal by the Senate. more
The world’s largest economy expanded at a faster pace in the second quarter and managed to eke out a gain at the start of the year, painting a picture of incremental progress consistent with the Federal Reserve’s view. more
The first-ever Institute for Design and Public Policy at the Rhode Island School of Design brings together 24 leaders and strategists from Aug. 2-8 to focus on how to use human-centered design to address complex public policy issues. more
Several Rhode Island businesses have registered for the 2015 Canadian Defence, Security and Aerospace Exhibition (DEFSEC) Atlantic conference, to be held Sept. 8 through 10 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Cunard Centre. more
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