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THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA have filed for bankruptcy due to claims tied to sexual abuse of children in its ranks. / BLOOMBERG NEW FILE PHOTO/ GEORGE FREY

Sex abuse claims drive Boy Scouts of America to bankruptcy

NEW YORK – The Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection to cope with a rising tide of claims tied to sexual abuse of...

URI professor developing abuse-reporting app to help people with intellectual disabilities

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island assistant professor is working with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local organizations in creating an app...

Are there new options in works for ‘Superman’ building?

Discussions have been rekindled about how to reoccupy the “Superman” building, the iconic Providence skyscraper that’s been empty and dark for seven years. But...

R.I. Foundation unveils 10-year plan, $1M commitment to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Within the last two years, Rhode Island has started making the long journey to repair the public education system in the state. In...

United Way of Greater New Bedford offers $100K for innovative efficiency...

NEW BEDFORD – The United Way of Greater New Bedford is offering nonprofits up to $100,000, to be used over a three-year period, as...

Bristol County Savings Bank awards $353,600 to 44 nonprofits

TAUNTON – Bristol County Savings Bank through its charitable foundation recently awarded $353,600 in grants to 44 nonprofits in the Taunton-Attleboro, New Bedford-Fall River...
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Five Questions With: Joe Baer, director of Cityside at Wheeler

Joe Baer | Cityside at Wheeler director, The Wheeler School 1. What is Cityside at Wheeler and when did it begin? The impetus for...

Mass. firm SchoolWorks to conduct reviews of 22 low-performing R.I. schools

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education has hired a Massachusetts firm to conduct reviews of multiple schools across the state that have been...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg has had 'very preliminary' talks with local leaders about saving the Industrial Trust Co. building, also known as the 'Superman' building, according to The Boston Globe. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Globe: R.I. Foundation head had ‘preliminary’ talks about saving Superman building

PROVIDENCE – Discussions about potentially saving Rhode Island’s tallest – and currently vacant – skyscraper have surfaced once again. Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President...

Common Cause RI makes public push for independent redistricting board

PROVIDENCE – In each of the last two years, Common Cause Rhode Island has made efforts to get legislation passed to have new legislative...
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