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(Updated 12:26 p.m.) A day after a debate between homeless advocates and business leaders about panhandlers downtown, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a plan to launch a day center to connect individuals to community resources as well as a new way to donate to the homeless. more
Rhode Island’s new, integrated eligibility system for health and human services began launching in phases on Sept. 13. more
The debate about what – if anything – should be done to reduce the number of panhandlers downtown intensified as a group of homeless advocates clashed with members of the business community over how to move forward. more
The YWCA Rhode Island released on Monday the list of 13 women it has selected for its 2016 Women of Achievement awards. more
When it comes to happiness, Rhode Islanders are about average, and not hedonistic. more
Jamia R. McDonald will leave her position as acting director of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families, and a national search will be conducted to find a replacement. more
Kara Foley is a newly hired policy analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, a children’s-policy organization working to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of Rhode Island’s children. She talked with Providence Business News about the organization's mission. more
The annual food drive in support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is more than halfway through its seven-week stretch, ending Sept. 16. more
Dr. Elmano Costa, president of the Portuguese American Citizenship Project’s board of directors, announced on Aug. 31 that the board voted to end operations and dissolve the organization. more
The Comprehensive Community Action Program will host its 2016 Community Awards Dinner on Sept. 15 at the Harbor Lights Country Club at 150 Gray St. more
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