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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...
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...
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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...

R.I. Philharmonic awarded $75,000 grant for social justice initiatives

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School has received a $75,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation Inc. to support the...
ATTENDEES MINGLE during a previous Project Weber/RENEW Celebrating CommUNITY event held at The Arcade in Providence. This year's event will take place Oct. 25 at Rooms & Works in Providence. / COURTESY PROJECT WEBER/RENEW

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 16, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...

Bank of America awards $30K grant to South County Habitat...

CHARLESTOWN – Bank of America Corp. has awarded South County Habitat for Humanity a $30,000 grant to help build more affordable housing in southern...

R.I. Mortgage Bankers Association helps raise $10,000 for troops

PROVIDENCE – During the recent three-day New England Mortgage Bankers Conference in Newport, the Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association said it helped raised nearly...

DiSandro named new chair of Children’s Friend board of directors

MICHAEL DISANDRO, senior vice president and team leader of New England commercial banking for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., was recently named chairman of the...
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN is launching a fellowship program, called the Society of Presidential Fellows, that will allow some graduate students to attend RISD tuition-free.

RISD using $10M anonymous gift to launch tuition-free fellowship

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design is using a $10 million anonymous gift – the school's largest ever earmarked for financial aid...
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