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Social Welfare
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On Sept. 23, hundreds of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island employees will provide hands-on support to 13 nonprofit community organizations during BCBSRI’s fifth annual Blue across Rhode Island. more
At the Boys & Girls Club of East Providence, I am both blessed and cursed by the power of history. Our organization has been a vibrant part of our community for more than 80 years, and my leadership team has worked together for more than a dozen. … more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
Higher Ground International will present its Village Leader Awards to three Higher Ground community members during its 2016 Cultural Gala on the evening of Sept. 23 at the Renaissance Providence Hotel. more
The 13th annual Edd Pedro Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit the 1,000 children in Rhode Island who suffer from juvenile arthritis was held on Aug. 7 at Slater Memorial Park. more
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
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