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OUTSTANDING STUDENT loan debt in the U.S. increased by $37 billion in the third quarter and stood at $1.44 trillion at the end of September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Student debt onus in U.S. approaching $1.5T

NEW YORK - Outstanding student loan debt increased by $37 billion in the third quarter and stood at $1.44 trillion as of September 30,...
R.I. CONSTRUCTION employment increased 6 percent year over year to 19,400 jobs. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

R.I. construction employment rises 6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment increased 6 percent year over year in October, or 1,100 workers, to 19,400 construction jobs. The year-over-year growth...
PAWTUCKET CREDIT UNION President and CEO George Charette says the credit union's new operations center is almost finished and employees are expected to move into the Pawtucket facility in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket Credit Union prepares to open new operations center

PAWTUCKET – Riding a wave of revenue growth, Pawtucket Credit Union is finishing construction of its $4.5 million operations center and plans to move...
ERIC J. BEANE will step down as Health and Human Services secretary in mid-December. Lisa Vura-Weis will serve as acting secretary following his departure. / COURTESY EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

HHS Secretary Beane to step down in Dec.

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Health and Human Services Secretary Eric J. Beane will step down in mid-December, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Friday.Lisa Vura-Weis, currently...
Johnson & Wales University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth were among five teams featuring multiple New England-based higher education institutions to receive $250,000 grants from the New England Food Vision campaign led by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. / COURTESY HENRY P. KENDALL FOUNDATION

3 local college’s food and sustainability programs awarded $250K by regional...

PROVIDENCE - Three Rhode Island- and Bristol,County, Mass.-based projects aiming to produce more of the food eaten locally within the region have been recognized...

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As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

Twenty years ago, Jeffrey Kerkhoff opened a floral ­studio in a narrow backroom of an upholstery business on Broadway, on the west side of Federal Hill in Providence.The space didn’t have a professional sink. He cleaned emptied flower pots and containers by taking them into the bathroom and washing them in a portable tub that he placed on the...

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Ride Along on the First-Ever Cox Business “Smart Technology. Smarter Businesses” Tour

Cox Business Northeast held the first-ever “Smart Technology. Smarter Businesses” tour on Thursday, September 6 in Rhode Island. Cox Business customers are ground-zero for...

Turn Your Employees into Human Firewalls

Spear Phishing Spotlight: Citrin Cooperman’s cybersecurity team recently performed a simulated spear phishing campaign for a healthcare organization. The campaign’s objective was to reduce the...

What Three Questions do Successful Leaders Ask?

A second-generation family business owner recently asked a question that I think is quite common in the middle market. In many respects, it gets...

People on the Move

Ronald Price named Chief Compliance Officer for Providence Community Health Centers

Ronald F. Price has been named Chief Compliance Officer for Providence Community Health Centers. He has more than a dozen years of executive health...

BankNewport Names Branch Sales Manager

BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie recently announced the appointment of Erin L. Mallo to vice president, branch sales manager. She will be...

Susan A. Pomfret Joins CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc.’s HECM Lending Division

CrossCountry Mortgage, Inc. has appointed Susan A. Pomfret as Senior Vice President of their HECM Lending Division. Pomfret joins with over 25 years in...

Press Releases

Adler Pollock & Sheehan Awards 2018 Honorable Walter R. Stone Diversity Fellowship

As part of our ongoing commitment to promote inclusion and diversity within the legal profession, we are proud to award Andro S. Hannoush the...

The American College of Healthcare Executives – RI Chapter hosts Embracing Disruptive Innovation in...

On Thursday, November 15th, The RI Chapter of The American College of Healthcare Executives will host an event, Embracing Disruptive Innovation in Healthcare: Leadership...

Adelita Orefice Earns Certification in Healthcare Compliance

Providence, RI - The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® announced that Adelita (Lita) Orefice has successfully completed the Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) Examination, thus...

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