Cicilline embraces ideas to ease impact of poverty

IMPROVING RETAIL in lower-income neighborhoods is one of the city task force’s recommendations. /
IMPROVING RETAIL in lower-income neighborhoods is one of the city task force’s recommendations. /
The numbers tell the story: 31 of Providence’s 34 small, pricier grocery stores are located in the city’s lower-income neighborhoods. At the same time, of the five supermarkets that were located in those same neighborhoods, two closed recently. National data show that low-income consumers are more likely to shop at small grocery stores instead of…

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