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Monday, June 18, 2018

Advocacy groups oppose delay in applying separation of powers to CRMC

PROVIDENCE – In a joint letter to members of the state House, Common Cause Rhode Island and the Environment Council of Rhode Island oppose...
100 VOLUNTEERS using handheld electronic devices recorded the size, condition, species and location of the 24,999 trees that line the streets of Providence. /

Volunteers tally the street trees of Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline today announced the results of the Providence Tree Tally, an arboreal census of the city streets completed...

UnitedHealth teams up with Make-A-Wish

MINNEAPOLIS – UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), the parent of UnitedHealthcare of New England, today announced a three-year, $4.5 million alliance with the Phoenix-based...

Buses showcase PPL youth poetry project

PROVIDENCE – The back of the bus took on a whole new meaning last month for 25 local students, thanks to a citywide after-school...

DuMoulin named to receive first 1BI award

BLOCK ISLAND – Part-time island resident Richard DuMoulin has been named to receive the first “1BI” award for lifetime achievement, the Block Island Maritime...
VANESSA TOLEDO-VICKERS tapes her show, which focuses on business issues, at Latino Public Radio last Wednesday. /

A station with great expectations

Reynaldo Almonte begins his broadcast at 5 a.m. every day by announcing in his deep voice: “This is Exitos 88.1FM. Latino Public Radio, nationwide...

Exploring Latinos’ culture along with their language

The two-day Spanish immersion program starts with a typical Dominican breakfast. Co-creator Sixcia Devine is Dominican, after all, as are many others in Providence.Then...

Most Americans support Senate immigration bill

Most Americans back a guest-worker program and a proposal allowing illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens that were part of legislation the Senate shelved...
GEORGE L. ORTIZ JR., founder of Hispanic Research Group, sees Rhode Island as a microcosm of shifting demographics. /

Latino market advice with an eye for the nuances

George L. Ortiz Jr. is making sure his company, Hispanic Research Group, has a presence wherever Latino populations are growing significantly.It’s important for...
KEVIN BENNETT, of Capital Curbing Inc., works on a curb project on Route 107 in Burrillville. The company has used the Mission 360 program to expand its business. /

Partners help DOT diversify

A new R.I. Department of Transportation program is looking to take a full-circle approach to providing local minority-owned firms their chance to get work...
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