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Matt Bower joined Providence Business News as the Copy Editor in November 2016. Prior to joining PBN, he was a reporter and production assistant for the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald and Johnston Sun Rise at Beacon Communications in Warwick, R.I., and was a reporter for the Warwick Daily Times and Kent County Daily Times in West Warwick, R.I. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
FORMER SUPERINTENDENT of the R.I. State Police Steven G. O’Donnell has been named the new CEO of the YMCA of Greater Providence.  / COURTESY R.I. STATE POLICE

Former R.I. police superintendent O’Donnell named CEO of Greater Providence YMCA

PROVIDENCE – Steven G. O’Donnell recently retired as superintendent of the R.I. State Police and commissioner of the R.I. Department of Public Safety, but...
THE MASSACHUSETTS economy is performing well, but the state needs to address infrastructure and education, according to the MassBenchmarks editorial board.

MassBenchmarks: Despite positive economic performance, Bay State needs to address infrastructure,...

BOSTON – With state employment growing faster than the national level and the unemployment rate the lowest it’s been since “the ‘dot com’ boom...
RHODE ISLAND Hospital recently received a $519,344 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research a new method to fight antibiotic resistance.  / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

R.I. Hospital receives $520K CDC grant for research into drug-resistant bacteria

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has been awarded a $519,344 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the susceptibility of...
Totally cool.

Twin River refines Tiverton casino plans to protect wildlife, wetlands

LINCOLN – Working with Tiverton residents and representatives of the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, the Twin River Management Group has refined design plans...
THE RHODE ISLAND Business Plan Competition Elevator Pitch Contest will be held on Nov. 15.

Public invited to present business plan during Elevator Pitch Contest

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition is inviting the public to take part in its Elevator Pitch Contest, which will be held...

IGT, Think&Go develop first lottery application on cashless payment screen

PROVIDENCE – Patented technology developed by Ingenico Group’s Think&Go has enabled Providence-based gaming solutions company International Game Technology PLC to develop the world’s first...

2016 New England Venture Summit accepting applications

DEDHAM, Mass. – Startups seeking capital and/or partnerships can submit a plan for the opportunity to present at the 2016 New England Venture Summit,...
PROVIDENCE HAS the 33rd best foodie scene among the 150 largest cities in the country, according to WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

Report: Providence has 33rd best foodie scene

PROVIDENCE – Providence has the 33rd best foodie scene in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2016 Best & Worst Foodie Cities. WalletHub...
MAIN STREET in East Greenwich was one of seven statewide community streetscape projects awarded a Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund grant. The $32,400 will be used to improve the sidewalk and trees in the town's commercial district. / PBN PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Seven local streetscape improvement projects awarded $1M

PROVIDENCE – Streetscape projects in seven communities throughout the state have received Main Street Rhode Island Streetscape Improvement Fund grants, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...
RHODEWORKS, THE RHODE ISLAND infrastructure repair program, won a regional award from the 2017 Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RhodeWorks meets federal law

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation has executed 13 memoranda of understanding with the Federal Highway Administration, signaling the federal government agrees with...

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