RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian, shown at a stop at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA hoping for ridership boost

Anyone who has traveled via subway in Boston understands the appeal of the CharlieCard. Plastic and digitally reloadable, easily found in a wallet, the...
FIELDS POINT on Providence’s waterfront is where National Grid Rhode Island has started construction on a natural gas “liquefaction” facility to better meet the region’s needs for electricity and heating, especially on the coldest days of the year, the company says./COURTESY/NATIONAL GRID PLC

National Grid all in on natural gas

For all the talk about renewable energy in Rhode Island, the state’s largest utility is doubling down on natural gas. Without announcements or fanfare, National...

Reduction in this year’s TAP funding leads to questions about state’s...

The recent $37 million cut to funding for the state Transportation Alternative Program has some lawmakers worried that the move sets a precedent that...
The Washington Bridge construction will involve adding an additional lane for through-traffic, removing the Gano Street exit from I-195 west and adding a new exit for East Providence, according the state Department of Transportation. / R.I. DOT

Proposed Washington Bridge changes worry residents

Proposed changes to the Washington Bridge, which carries Interstate 195 over the Seekonk River, could alter development in East Providence and traffic on the...
RI ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter Neronha says he intends to go back to the General Assembly next winter and try again to get additional state funds so his office can beef up its Antitrust Division and concentrate more on multistate litigation against companies. / COURTESY/RI ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

Spend more, collect more from AG’s office?

R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha wants to be more aggressive in pursuing consumer protection and antitrust cases against big business, but says he...

Health care delivery increasingly meets patients where they live

As more ambulatory and urgent-care clinics spring up across the region, health care providers see it as evidence the industry is evolving at a...

Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...

Banks tied to fossil fuel lending

This wasn’t the welcome to Rhode Island that JPMorgan & Chase envisioned. Protesters gathered recently at the bank's soon-to-open branch near Brown University in Providence....

Visas fill hundreds of summer jobs

It’s midsummer, and Susan Tosun is still waiting on a few Newport residents who were offered seasonal jobs to get back to her. Each year...

Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most...
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