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Social Welfare
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One of Newport Storm Brewery’s latest releases is a barrel-aged double IPA to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which struck former Newport Storm employee Bobby Forster in December 2014. more
Child & Family’s 150th anniversary celebration raised over $100,000 to help support its mission. more
Bob Ricci, vice president, regional manager with BankRI, joined the bank in 2010 and has more than 15 years of experience in the industry. A lifelong Rhode Islander, Ricci became a member of the board of directors of Read to Succeed in 2016. He also sits on the board of the Rhode Island Ovarian Cancer Alliance and previously served on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick. more
The Department of Justice announced last week that it would end its reliance on for-profit prisons run by companies such as Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group. more
The federal government is proposing new controls on payday lending designed to put more onus on lenders to make sure borrowers can repay their debt. The proposed rule put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will cap the … more
Rhode Island had the 12th-lowest rate of obesity in the nation last year, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Thursday. more
The task of creating CAPP from the ashes of ProCAP was a complicated one. For starters, the federal government imposed a sequester cut and followed that up with a shutdown, which froze all contracts/funding funneled through the state to the … more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a rule change that would lower the department’s threshold of lead found in a child’s blood to that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new reference level that has the potential to affect 2.9 million housing units built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. more
Kathleen Malin, vice president of technology and operations at the Rhode Island Foundation, discussed her position with Providence Business News and how she works with nonprofits. The past Tech10 award winner also discussed her involvement with the Tech Club in Rhode Island. more
For the third year in a row, Providence received a perfect score for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in the fifth annual Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which conducted the assessment in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute. more
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