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THE QUONSET BUSINESS PARK entities employed 11,439 workers on site in 2018. / COURTESY QUONSET DEVELOPMENT CORP.

Cities, RIMA look to increase transportation to manufacturing jobs

WOONSOCKET – With manufacturing job openings surpassing demand from qualified candidates, Woonsocket, Central Falls and Pawtucket are teaming with the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association...
ALL-IN: Christine Soave Crum, left, owner of Gentry Moving and Storage in Cranston, accepts a delivery of office furniture from Don Erickson of Aspen Transport Service. Crum worked full time as a teacher when she founded the moving company with a partner in 2005 but now focuses all of her attention on Gentry.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gentry Moving’s Crum’s energy, adaptability are packed, ready to go

PBN Business 2021 Women Awards Achievement Honoree: Christine Soave Crum, Gentry Inc. CONSIDERING CHRISTINE SOAVE CRUM’S high-energy approach to work and life, it’s fitting that...

Tiny Central Falls, battered by the virus, tells its stories

CENTRAL FALLS (AP) — The beleaguered people of this tiny city moved quickly through the high school gym’s injection stations and then to rest...
A MAN WALKS to clean snow off a car along a row of homes in Central Falls, the community hit hardest by the pandemic in the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

2 hard-hit cities, 2 diverging fates in vaccine rollout

CENTRAL FALLS (AP) – Mario Valdez, his wife and their 18-year-old son were fully vaccinated for COVID-19 this month as part of a special...
PAWTUCKET AND CENTRAL FALLS have hired a consultant to joint economic development plan, workforce and business development assessment and feasibility study. The project will include recommendations for development around the the incoming train station which is being built at the site above. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket and Central Falls hire consultant for economic development

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket and Central Falls have hired McCabe Enterprises to consult on a joint economic-development plan and workforce and business-development assessment, the municipalities...

Five Questions With: Joshua Giraldo, Central Falls state representative

Joshua Giraldo | Democratic state representative, Central Falls 1. What role do you think state leaders and elected officials should play in addressing COVID-19?...
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT has appealed a ruling that blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from requiring communities to comply with immigration mandates before receiving federal funding. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Cities, feds spar in court over immigration requirements

BOSTON (AP) — Two Rhode Island cities and the Trump administration were back in court Wednesday arguing over whether the federal government can require...
THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE has granted Central Falls $337,000 to improve school security. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Central Falls gets $337K from feds for school safety investments

CENTRAL FALLS – The city has been granted $337,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to address school violence, according to the DOJ Monday. The...

Poyant Acquires Dion Signs of Central Falls, RI.

New Bedford, Ma – August 14, 2019 – Poyant, a leader in building and supporting local, regional and national brands, has acquired Dion Signs,...

Alin Bennett joining the leadership team of the Learning Community Charter...

The Learning Community in Central Falls, RI, a public school known for consistently closing achievement gaps for low-income students and students of color, and...

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