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Committed to serve

Stories of heroes in food service continue to come to the forefront. Two such incidents happened in the same week. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11,...

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States: Sackler family members abusing bankruptcy process

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge should reject a sweeping settlement to thousands of lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, a group of...

Tentative agreement between Providence, firefighters union includes pay increase and higher pension contributions

PROVIDENCE – Providence firefighters are poised to see their annual pay increase while contributing more to the city pension plan under a tentative contract...
A POLICY BRIEFING RELEASED ON TUESDAY, Nov. 30, 2021, by R.I KIDS COUNT called “Housing Instability and Homelessness Among Rhode Island Children” stated that housing insecurity remains high in Rhode Island. / PHOTO COURTESY RI KIDS COUNT

Survey: 28% of Rhode Island renters struggle to pay housing bills

PROVIDENCE – While one in five apartment dwellers throughout the U.S. can't pay their landlords on time, the situation is even worse in Rhode...

R.I. awards up to $1.7M to boost internet access

NEWPORT – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday announced up to $1.7 million in internet access grants for Rhode Island households with low and...
STACEY JOHNSON has been named the new executive director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Roger Williams Park Zoo taps Johnson as new executive director

PROVIDENCE – The former director of conservation science operations for the San Diego Zoo is heading east to lead Rhode Island’s largest zoo. Stacey Johnson,...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,220 since Nov. 24, with 12 new deaths in that time. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 2,220 since Nov. 24, with 12 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,220 from Nov. 24 through Sunday – including 394 cases identified on Sunday...

New COVID variant cause for concern, not panic, Biden tells U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden called the new COVID-19 variant omicron a cause for concern but “not a cause for panic" Monday and said...

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WHO IS A MINORITY? Some argue R.I. needs to reexamine groups...

John Correia’s thick Azorean accent made him an easy target when he immigrated to Rhode Island in 1963. He was called a “greenhorn” and accused of taking jobs from “more-deserving Americans” when he worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat. Even when he started his own business, M&G Plumbing Supply Co., Correia, who would become a state senator, scraped by only...

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HSAs: A Benefit for Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

Health literacy is a costly issue across the country. Research shows that when employees don’t understand their options, they often end up overpaying for...

Johnson & Wales University Deepens its Commitment to Professional Learners

NEWLY-REPOSITIONED COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES STRIVES TO INCREASE ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION. Johnson & Wales University (JWU) prides itself on being a pioneer in online...

Entrepreneurship is on the Menu at JWU

Johnson & Wales University’s first Food Entrepreneur in Residence, acclaimed Food Network star Tyler Florence, is bringing nearly 25 years of culinary, business and...

Brian Carillon Promoted to VP, Head of Consumer and...

Centreville Bank President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Harold M. Horvat today announced that Brian Carillon has been promoted to Vice President, Head...

JPS Construction and Design names Jonathan Camelo Assistant Project...

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Jonathan Camelo has been named Assistant Project Manager at the firm. Jonathan started his construction...

JPS Construction and Design welcomes Jenna Elmore

JPS Construction and Design is pleased to announce that Jenna Elmore recently joined the firm’s team of Project Managers. Jenna has been managing her...

Thielsch Engineering preps next generation of welders for Electric...

Building the world’s best submarines requires literally hundreds of millions of welds, which is why General Dynamics Electric Boat (“EB”) is constantly in need...

KMS Solutions, LLC awarded $86.1 million Support Services contract...

Middletown, RI – On September 9, 2021, KMS Solutions, LLC was awarded a $86.1 million, five-year contract to provide Engineering Support Services to PEO...

City Personnel is Expanding!

City Personnel, a top-rated staffing agency in Providence, recently announced that they have expanded to a new location at 235 Promenade St, Suite 401,...

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