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Young professionals honored at PBN’s 40 Under Forty ceremony

WARWICK – Forty young business professionals were honored Thursday at Aldrich Mansion for their efforts in the workplace and community at Providence Business News’...
THE R.I. EXECUTIVE OFFICE of Health & Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health have selected six health equity zone teams for the Rhode to Equity program and will receive $775,000 in total funding to address social detriments of health in the state.

EOHHS, RIDOH select six teams for Rhode to Equity initiative

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health & Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health jointly announced Tuesday that six teams participating...

R.I.’s COVID-19 state of emergency extended through Aug. 6

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could continue to be under a state of emergency for at least another month. Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed a new...
MARIE GHAZAL, CEO of the Rhode Island Free Clinic, said her organization has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on COVID-19-related expenses during the pandemic. She hopes a possible grant from the new vaccine incentive program can give a boost to her organization. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nonprofits eye boost from vaccine incentive program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Free Clinic CEO Marie Ghazal has seen COVID-19, and the state's response, from all angles for more than a year. The...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, right, and Lt. Gov. Sabina A. Matos announced Tuesday a new vaccine incentive program that will provide $750,000 in grants to nonprofits based on new vaccines that are administered in the state. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

State’s new vaccine incentive program to provide $750K for nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to further increase vaccinations, state officials announced Tuesday that incentives will be provided to assist the nonprofit community based...

This step could ease R.I.’s pension woes

Rhode Island’s pension problems are back in the headlines with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s proposal to issue a pension obligation bond for approximately...
RICHARD CHAREST, a former CEO and president of Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket, has been nominated to be the next director of the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. / COURTESY LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER

McKee nominates Charest to lead BHDDH

PROVIDENCE – A former CEO and president of Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket has been tapped by Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Health...
HARRISON PETERS has been asked to resign as Providence superintendent of schools by R.I. Education Commissioner Angelica-Infante Green. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Providence school Superintendent Peters asked to resign by Infante-Green

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commissioner Angelica Infante-Green Tuesday has asked Providence Superintendent of Schools Harrison Peters for his resignation, about a week after the arrest...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance the growth and support of minority-owned businesses across Rhode Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation, McKee administration launch $150K initiative to support minority-owned businesses

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation and Gov. Daniel J. McKee jointly announced Monday that they are launching the $150,000 initiative to help enhance...
R.I. STATE OFFICIALS announced Thursday that proposed legislation regarding unemployment insurance is in the works to help people get back to work in the Ocean State. The state also announced that a new website, BackToWorkRI.com, is live to help job seekers gain employment. / AP FILE PHOTO/ NAM Y. HUH

McKee backs bill allowing UI recipients to earn more

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday trumpeted new legislation he hopes will bring people who have been unemployed for an extended period...

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