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ONE OF THE photos displayed as part of the Providence's Chinatown exhibit. The On Leong Merchants Association, which held its national conference at the Providence Biltmore, is one testament to the active Chinese business community that resided in downtown Providence during the early to mid-19th century. / COURTESY ANGELA FENG

Providence’s Chinatown exhibit documents history of city’s Chinese population

PROVIDENCE – In the 1950s, Lilian Chin Godin grew up in a now-nonexistent, three-story mill building at 6 Warner’s Lane in downtown Providence, right...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
DOROTHY JIANG, a student at Brown University, and Andrew Boardman, a student at the University of Rhode Island, were named as two of 59 Truman Scholars this year.

Brown, URI students named 2018 Truman Scholars

PROVIDENCE – Dorothy Jiang from Brown University and Andrew Boardman from the University of Rhode Island have been named among 59 2018 Truman Scholars,...

UMass Dartmouth professors win $25K technology development award

DARTMOUTH - Two University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professors have received a $25,000 award to further their research on using crowdsourced data for road surface...

SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce announces 2018 Apex Business of the Year...

NEW BEDFORD – Twenty-two businesses have been chosen as nominees for Apex Business of the Year Awards by the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. From...

Commerce RI accepting applications for third round of Wavemaker Fellowship program

PROVIDENCE - The state's Wavemaker Fellowship program that provides recent graduates working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields with student loan reimbursement is...
MARTHA STEWART will be headlining the 2018 Newport Flower Show June 22 to June 24. / COURTESY NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW

Martha Stewart to headline 2018 Newport Flower Show

NEWPORT - Television personality and celebrity Martha Stewart will headline the 2018 Newport Flower Show hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County, the...
TWO-TIME Oscar nominated actress Mary McDonnell will be awarded the 2018 Trinity Repertory Company Pell Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the theater announced Monday. / COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Actress Mary McDonnell to receive lifetime achievement award at 2018 Pell...

PROVIDENCE - Actress Mary McDonnell will be awarded the 2018 Pell Award Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 22nd annual Trinity Repertory Company...

Alex and Ani raises $1M for American Cancer Society through jewelry...

CRANSTON - Alex and Ani LLC has raised more than $1 million in donations to date for the American Cancer Society through its “Charity...
THE NEW BEDFORD WHALING Museum's first "Where the Land Meets the Sea" lecture series event of 2018 will take place April 26. / COURTESY NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM

New Bedford Whaling Museum announces 2018 ‘Where the Land Meets the...

NEW BEDFORD - The New Bedford Whaling Museum's first "Where the Land Meets the Sea,” lecture series of 2018 is about marine wildlife restoration...
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