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THE TURBINE HALL in the former South Street power station will house part of the Heritage Harbor Museum. Developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is also carving out retail and office spaces within the building. /

Reinventing a waterfront icon

Stepping into the darkened South Street Station power plant in Providence's Jewelry District is like stumbling upon a lost temple of the Industrial Age.The...
TONY SADLER, left, vice president of operations services at Brooks, presents a check to Jennifer Laurelli, the museum's director of development. With them, from left, are Jaedon Sadler of West Greenwich and R.J., Michael and Morgan Hancock of Cumberland. /

Brooks donates $300,000 to Children’s Museum

Brooks Pharmacy has given a $30,000 grant to the Providence Children's Museum to sponsor Brooks Pharmacy Free Sundays through December of this year, enabling...

New RIRRC head faces near-full state landfill

Michael J. OConnell has been named executive director of the R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation. He was previously chief operating officer at AmeriCold Logistics for...

MBTA to open central customer service office

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority plans to open a centralized customer service department, aiming to appease riders and streamline the complaint process. "The...
'WHAT I TRIED TO DO was analyze the opportunity to serve a mix of different audiences," says Hope Alswang, director of the RISD Museum of Art since 2005. /

No hard hat needed: RISD thrives amid renovation

Hope Alswang faced many challenges when she became director of Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art in September 2005.Attendance had declined by...
AFTER: A $7.7 million project that brought together Rhode Island Country Club, Save the Bay and government officials has removed the hated reeds and restored the marsh. /

Salt marsh project helps nature and golfers

It sounds like a plague that Greek gods would rain down on their enemies: phragmites (pronounced frag-mighties). It may not be the product of...
A SHOPPER browses the aisles at a Wal-Mart store. The discount chain's fourth-quarter sales rose as it cut prices for the holidays. /

Holiday discounts boost Wal-Mart profits in 4Q

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said last week that its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.8 percent, exceeding analysts' estimates, as discounts on toys...

NewportFed has a mixed first year as a stock bank

Newport Bancorp Inc., the public company created last year after the merger of the former Newport Federal Savings Bank and Westerly Savings Bank, says...

A celebration of R.I. artists

Firehouse 13, a new arts space in Providence, is exhibiting the work of 28 artists who have received fellowship grants this year from R.I....

NHPRI gets grant to improve Latino health care

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island today announced that it is receiving a two-year $261,000 grant for a project, in collaboration with...
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