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CARETAKER: Jo Ellen Mistarz is the executive director of The Village Common of Rhode Island, which has its office at Hamilton House in Providence and connects seniors with volunteer services. Despite the thousands of elderly people in Rhode Island, Mistarz says only about 200 are members of organizations such as the Providence Village, which is part of the Village Common. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Movement to help elders ‘age in place’ expanding in R.I.

For Anne Connor, a volunteer with the nonprofit Providence Village of Rhode Island since its inception in 2015, giving rides to elderly members isn’t...
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R.I. restaurants cooking up some good deeds

This time of the year, there is a kindness movement that almost everyone joins. It may be the magic of the season. At the...

Utman Randall named executive director of United Theatre

LISA UTMAN RANDALL was recently named the executive director of the United Theatre, based in Westerly. Utman Randall, who has served as the Jamestown...

Groundwork RI to remediate Providence brownfield site for new compost facility

PROVIDENCE – Groundwork Rhode Island has partnered with the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. to remediate a brownfield site on Fuller Street to become...

Diversity & Inclusion Professionals Founder Linda Newton’s upbringing molded her to...

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 OVERALL DIVERSITY CHAMPION: Linda Holmes Newton LINDA holmes NEWTON sees her efforts to promote equity, diversity and inclusion as far...

Roger Williams University’s inclusion process includes making sacrifices

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 EDUCATION: Roger Williams University Building a mixed community of people – diverse in race, gender, creed and culture – is...

Amos House’s mission built around supporting the community

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Awards 2019 NONPROFIT/SOCIAL-SERVICE AGENCY: Amos House THE YEAR WAS 2016. Three high-profile police shootings with racial overtones in as many days...
$500,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to Nicole Dufresne, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence. The grants will support efforts to prevent youths from misusing tobacco drugs and alcohol and from engaging in premature sexual activity. / COURTESY AETNA FOUNDATION

Aetna Foundation grants Boys & Girls Club of Providence $500K

PROVIDENCE – The Aetna Foundation, a private foundation of CVS Heath Corp. has granted $500,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Providence, the...
THE CAPITAL GOOD FUND has received a three-year $665,000 grant from the U.S. Treasury. Above, CGF founder and CEO Andy Posner. / COURTESY CAPITAL GOOD FUND

Capital Good Fund receives $665K grant from U.S. Treasury

PROVIDENCE – The Capital Good Fund received a three-year $665,000 grant from the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, CGF announced Wednesday. The Capital...

Butler Hospital celebrates 175th anniversary

PROVIDENCE – As Butler Hospital celebrates its 175th anniversary this month, the facility is also looking back on its history. Founded in 1844, Butler is...
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