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TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

Listen up

Listening is in danger of becoming a lost art. This old anonymous piece, slightly abridged, just about sums it up: “When I ask you to...
Judith S. Earle, 
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center 
executive director
Judith Earle has served as executive director of Warwick-based Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center since 1997. The nonprofit serves victims and families of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Building a community

In the field of interpersonal violence, our mission and the wonderful work of our staff can only go so far, unless entire communities are...

Turowski honored for community building work in Newport

LINDSEY TUROWSKI, director of integrated marketing strategy and brand deployment within Salve Regina University’s Office of Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, was recently awarded...
EXPANDING: Providence is set to double the number of rentable electric bicycles and scooters in the city to more than 2,000 by September.
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A failure to communicate on city’s e-bike expansion

Expect to see more electric bikes and scooters on Providence’s streets and sidewalks in the coming weeks – a lot more. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s...
EASY CHARGE: A rendering provided by the R.I. Public Transit Authority shows one of the overhead systems that will enable bus drivers to pull up and charge the bus for five to nine minutes through a connection on the roof. There will be overhead connectors for multiple buses at a $6.7 million charging station to be constructed in Cranston. 
COURTESY R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY

$6.7M charging station to boost electric buses

Going electric is about to get a little easier for the R.I. Public Transit Authority. The bus agency is preparing to start construction on a...
PROMOTING CHANGE: Local nonprofit Hope and Change for Haiti will hold its third annual Engage for Change Gala on Aug. 25 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. 
COURTESY RHODES ON THE PAWTUXET

Editor’s Choice: Hope and Change for Haiti to hold annual gala...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Hope and Change for Haitito hold annual gala Aug. 25 HOPE AND CHANGE FOR HAITI, a local nonprofit organization that advocates for women and...
HELPING OUT: Shirley Moore, left, owner of Be Moore Interpreting LLC in Pawtucket, provides interpreting services for the attendees at the Latino Financial Summit at Farm Fresh in Providence.
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Moore’s interpreting skills are in high demand during pandemic

It wasn’t until she took a Bootstrap Bootcamp course for entrepreneurs that Shirley Moore, 40, fully realized the idea for her business, something that...

NEIT sees future of video games

Kudos to the New England Institute of Technology for not only coming up with a big idea on how to tap a $300 billion...
EXPANSION-MINDED: Russell and Sterling Spellman operate Incred-A-Bowl Food Co., a food truck company that is preparing to open a restaurant in East Providence in the fall. 
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Everybody’s Business: Building a company with eye toward greater good

(Editor’s note: This is the 24th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each is asked their views on...

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