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Could a cruise ship dock revitalize the waterfront?

The way Patrick Conley sees it, his and his wife Gail’s new development could be the beginning of a “mini-Baltimore,” right here in Providence. At...

Rhode Island Food Bank leader leaving<br> to tackle global hunger

<br. Bernard J. Beaudreau Position: Executive director, Rhode Island Community Food Bank Background: A Rhode Island native, Beaudreau took the helm at the Food Bank in 1995,...

New film puts spotlight on people of Federal Hill

Jon Raben is a geologist, not a professionally trained filmmaker, and until five years ago – when he dove headfirst into the neighborhood’s history...

Pawtucket fights to keep trash transfer station out

In the last few years, Pawtucket has made no secret of its plans to reinvent itself. In an effort to shed its image as...
TOMAS AVILA leads a class at the R.I.
Small Business Development Center to help Hispanics launch or expand their companies. /

‘Primer Paso’ a first step for Hispanic firms

Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of Rhode Island entrepreneurs. To get a sense of the issues they face, Providence Business News is...

OceanServer finds profits in low-cost unmanned subs

For 3 1/2 years, OceanServer Technology Inc. has been funding the research and development of unmanned miniature submarines by selling its line of lithium-ion...

Westerly firm could soon start making biodiesel

A Westerly company says it has nearly completed the installation of equipment for making biodiesel. And, with a process to make biodiesel from soybean...

Brown team developing a battery made of plastic

Imagine a flashlight powered by the energy stored within its plastic molding. If that sounds too unbelievable to be true, then you probably haven’t...

New educational software keeps it simple, affordable

Digication Inc., a Providence company that’s using so-called Web 2.0 technology to bring digital communication into classrooms, has launched its first product for widespread...

NSF gives Brown $3.3M

Brown University has made strides recently in boosting its ranks of female faculty, especially in the sciences. Now the Ivy League school has a...
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