Nonprofit & Education

THE NONPROFIT Providence Public Library system relies on the city for the better part of its funding; its current one-year extension of their previous agreement expires at the end of this month. Above, the lobby of the PPL's Knight Memorial Branch on Elmwood Avenue. /

Mayor proposes 3-year deal with PPL

PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline has proposed a three-year contract with the Providence Public Library system that would increase city funding by 10...
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Mass. launches YouthWorks summer jobs program

LYNN, Mass. – Gov. Deval Patrick today called on Bay State employers to provide jobs this summer for Massachusetts teens. His comments came at...

R.I. to honor four dozen local educators

PROVIDENCE – About four dozen educators from schools across Rhode Island are to be honored by state officials tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5), the R.I....
MEETING STREET student Mack, 9,  is helped to attach a symbolic leaf to the CVS All Kids Can Tree House banner at Roger Williams Park Zoo during Friday's dedication at the site of the future tree house.  /

CVS Trust supports zoo’s accessible tree house

PROVIDENCE – The Roger Williams Park Zoo has announced a $500,000 donation from CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to build a universally accessible tree house...
SHOWCASING VEGGIES: Local 121 buys all its food from local farms and vendors, so it's fresh as can be. /

Restaurant keeps it local with all its food supplies

If Local 121 were “just any other restaurant,” said Tree Callanan, “I wouldn’t have become involved.” But Local 121, which opened last month in...
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A good reputation is much easier<br> to keep than to recover

Jay Leno, comedian and host of “The Tonight Show,” says that when he was 8 years old and living in a New York City...
SOVEREIGN BANK's Brian Azar, left, R.I. community banking regional executive; Steve Issa, center, New England South CEO; and Tim Monahan, R.I. community banking area manager, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. /

Sovereign presents check to MLK Center<br> at opening of bank’s first...

Sovereign Bank celebrated the grand opening of its newest community banking office at 292 Thames St. in Newport with a ceremony that included the...

Pawtucket’s success is not an accident.

Herb Weiss is an indefatigable cheerleader for Pawtucket. Any journalist within earshot and any business owner thinking of relocating to the city can attest...
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Listening, creativity help resolve conflicts

Conflict happens. Disputes can arise between employees, between business partners, between a company and a client. And if such issues are not settled, bad...

Pawtucket’s revival coming together<br> ‘like a mosaic’

When Herb Weiss came to Pawtucket in 1999, economic development in the city was more an aspiration than a reality. Though the city had...
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