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City’s fiscal woes just got much worse

Providence’s fiscal woes got much worse on June 30, when the state’s Supreme Court sided with former city employees in a long-running dispute over...
BANKRUPTCIES in Rhode Island totaled 98 in May. / PBN GRAPHIC/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. bankruptcies ease in May to 98

PROVIDENCE – There were 98 bankruptcies in Rhode Island in May, a decline from 184 one year prior, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court data. There...
BANKRUPTCIES in Rhode Island totaled 94 in April. / PBN GRAPHIC/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. bankruptcies fall in April to 94

PROVIDENCE – There were 94 filings for bankruptcy in the state in April, a decline from 205 one year prior, according to data from...
BANKRUPTCIES In Rhode Island totaled 186 in March. / PBN GRAPHIC/CHRIS BERGNEHEIM

R.I. bankruptcies total 186 in March

PROVIDENCE – There were 186 bankruptcy filings in Rhode Island in March, a decline from 204 filings one year prior, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court...
THERE WERE 128 bankruptcy filings in Rhode Island in February. / PBN GRAPHIC/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. sees 128 bankruptcy filings in Feb.

PROVIDENCE – There were 128 bankruptcy filings in Rhode Island in February, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Rhode Island. Filings declined 28.1%...
THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA have filed for bankruptcy due to claims tied to sexual abuse of children in its ranks. / BLOOMBERG NEW FILE PHOTO/ GEORGE FREY

Sex abuse claims drive Boy Scouts of America to bankruptcy

NEW YORK – The Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection to cope with a rising tide of claims tied to sexual abuse of...
PIER 1 IMPORTS has filed for bankruptcy. / BLOOMBERG NEWS /LUKE SHARRETT

Pier 1 files for bankruptcy, seeking time to sell troubled chain

NEW YORK – Pier 1 Imports Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to facilitate a company sale after the retailer of eclectic home...
THERE WERE 138 bankruptcy filings in Rhode Island in January, two of which were business filings. / PBN GRAPHIC/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. sees 138 bankruptcy filings in January

PROVIDENCE – There were 138 bankruptcy filings in Rhode Island in January, the lowest level for the month since 2006, when there were 86...
RESTAURANT CHAIN Bar Louie filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 but the Providence location is expected to remain open. / COURTESY BAR LOUIE

Bar Louie shutters some locations, Providence remains open

PROVIDENCE – The casual restaurant/pub chain Bar Louie with a location in Providence, announced Monday that it filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11. The...
THERE WERE 2039 bankruptcy filings in 2019, the lowest number since 2006. / PBN GRAPHIC/ CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. bankruptcy filings decline 5.6% Y/Y in 2019

PROVIDENCE – There were 2,039 bankruptcy filings in Rhode Island in 2019, a 5.6% decline year over year, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records. The...

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