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Zim Sailing | Collegiate FJ (Flying Junior boat)

THE STORY: Bristol-based Zim Sailing was founded 10 years ago. It specializes in one-design sailboats, accessories and parts. The Collegiate FJ is primarily used...
IMPROVED INDUSTRY: Patrice Milos, left, president and CEO of Medley Genomics in Providence, speaks with Niru Chennagiri, director of informatics. Milos said she’s seen improvement in the number of industry women in science with Ph.D.s. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Milos advances genomics innovation, this time on home turf

Patrice Milos, president and CEO of Providence startup Medley Genomics, is no stranger to Rhode Island. Although she’s lived here since 1989, until a...

Brown University to rename prominent building for first black graduates

PROVIDENCE – One of the most visited buildings on the Brown University campus will be renamed Page-Robinson Hall, to recognize Inman Edward Page and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S ENDOWMENT grew to $3.8 billion in the fiscal year 2017-2018 thanks to a 13.2 investment return. A total $163 million was spent during that period on the operating budget, financial aid, and teaching and research costs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown endowment balloons to record-breaking $3.8B

PROVIDENCE - For the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2018, Brown University's endowment produced a 13.2 percent return bumping the total value to...

Women & Infants researcher discovers breastfed babies’ genes help them cope...

PROVIDENCE – A Women & Infants Hospital researcher’s recent study suggests a connection between breast feeding and genetic changes that help babies better cope...

Women & Infants physicians named American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society fellows

PROVIDENCE – Three physicians from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University have been inducted...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.

Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...
DENSELY POPULATED: The Fox Point neighborhood on the East Side of Providence is filled with 18th- and 19th-century structures, and a mix of other buildings. In recent months, three new apartment buildings have started construction, two of them replacing much older buildings, including one at 298 Wickenden St.

Fox Point residents concerned about infill construction displacing long-term renters

After years of inactivity, new residential construction has made inroads into city neighborhoods in Providence. Lot by lot, older houses or vacant parcels are...

Simon lauded as community champion

TOBY SIMON, board member of the Sheila Nowell Leadership Academy, was recently presented with the Community Champion Award by Sojourner House. The award was...
THE FBI said that the violent crime rate in Rhode Island per 100,000 was 232.2, a 2.9 percent decline year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

FBI: R.I. violent crime rate declines 2.9% Y/Y in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The violent crime rate in Rhode Island declined 2.9 percent from 2016 to 2017, from 239.1 per 100,000 people to 232.2 per...
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