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Should business leaders heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has said she'll be counting on new partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and government or nonprofit agencies to help...

Johnson & Wales University opens Center for Media Production

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has opened its new Center for Media Production, a studio space at its Providence campus that will support...
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: From left, ecoRI News staff members Tim Faulkner, senior reporter; Frank Carini, owner, editor and writer; Joanna Detz, owner and executive director; Sarah Puschmann, reporting fellow; and Grace Kelly, reporter, meet at Social Enterprise Greenhouse offices in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

News site takes eco-angle

IF JOURNALISM IS SUPPOSED TO BE a labor of love, then Frank Carini and Joanna Detz doubly qualify.Not only have they built their Providence-based...
DIALOGUING: Robert Samuels, director of the University of Rhode Island counseling center, talks with Ashley O’Hearn, a graduate student trainee at the center. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Students’ mental health a concern for colleges

Leaving home for what may be the first time and settling into an apartment or dormitory without parents or siblings can be exhilarating for...
Melissa Ugarte

Policies on student behavior need overhaul

In the wake of the John Hopkins report that exposed some of the behavioral challenges that affect Providence public schools, there were inevitably other...

F.R. paying for feckless leadership

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II’s decision to take a leave of absence and suspend his reelection efforts is good for that city’s...
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...
STANDING READY: STANDING READY: United Community Martial Arts owner Thomas M. Evans, left, with his father, Thomas D. Evans. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

New spin for martial arts studio

PART OF MARTIAL ARTS is about reinventing yourself – as a more disciplined, physically fit, respectful person. Not to mention being more capable of...
Tracy Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick receives Legacy Award from Sojourner House

TRACY FITZPATRICK, a founding member of Providence-based nonprofit Sojourner House, recently received the Legacy Award from the organization during Sojourner House’s annual Sojo MoJoe...
HASBRO INC. has moved a step closer to finalizing its acquisition of multimedia company Entertainment One. The deal is expected to give Hasbro's long line of toys and characters increased international exposure through additional film, television, and music platforms. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Entertainment One shareholders approve acquisition by Hasbro

PAWTUCKET – Shareholders voted Thursday to approve the proposal for Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc. to buy Entertainment One Ltd. for $4 billion, Hasbro announced...
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