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TransCanada, an energy sponsor for the Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund, has presented a $15,000 grant to the fund, which will help keep the heat on in 35 Rhode Island households. more
Kelly Henry is the manager of residential advocacy at Sojourner House in Providence, a positon she has held for three years. She has been working in direct services for domestic violence and sexual assault for nearly 20 years, work she began after graduating from Illinois State University with degrees in English and women’s studies. Here, Henry describes the need for support services for men who are victims of domestic violence. more
Singer Jeffrey Osborne, a Rhode Island native, donated funding to local nonprofit organizations on Wednesday from his annual Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Classic. more
A School Counseling and Support Services Partnership program was launched Thursday at an event at the George J. West Elementary School. more
Twenty-three percent of Rhode Island’s population of 1 million lives in distressed zip codes, according to an interactive report released Thursday by the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
Today’s discussion involves a visit to the here-we-go-again files. The website Cafe Hayek, in a post titled “Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916,” asks a seemingly simple question: What is the minimum amount of money that you would demand in exchange for going back to live as John D. Rockefeller did in 1916? more
Another list, another poor showing for Providence. Apartment List, an online rental marketplace, gave Providence a grade of D on its list of the “Best Cities for Young Families.” more
Rebecca Book, 2016 immediate past president of the YMCA of Pawtucket board of directors, received the 2015 Spirit Award at the YMCA of Pawtucket's 126th annual meeting. Book was presented with the award in recognition of her dedication and … more
Of the more than 203,000 calls for help to United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island in 2015, the United Way of Rhode Island reported 117,334 requests for food assistance – more than any previous year and a 350 percent increase over just five years ago. more
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