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FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello's aide Jeffrey Britt was found not guilty Wednesday of money-laundering charges and violating campaign-finance violations. / AP FILE PHOTO / CHARLES KRUPA

Former Mattiello aide Britt acquitted of money-laundering charges, violating campaign-finance laws

PROVIDENCE – Jeffrey Britt, the former aide to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, was acquitted Wednesday by R.I. Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini of...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...
‘BEST’ IN SHOW: Members of the R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services’ business engagement specialist team collaborate in their downtown Providence office. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF Rehabilitation Services

R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services gives all a chance at being...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Government: R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services FOR RON RACINE, promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace is a critical component...
GRACIE'S VENTURES INC., which owns and operates Gracie's restaurant, pictured, and Ellie's Bakery, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a report Monday by WPRI-TV CBS 12. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

WPRI: Gracie’s files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

PROVIDENCE – Gracie’s Ventures Inc., the owning entity of Gracie’s restaurant on Washington Street and the adjacent café Ellie’s Bakery, has filed for Chapter...
JEFF WATTS, plant engineer at Rogers High School in Newport, examines a problem area at the school, outside the gymnasium, where water has delaminated the wall. Newport voters on Tuesday approved a $106.3 million school bond measure, where most of the funds will be used to build a new Rogers High School. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

School bond measures OK’d in 5 R.I. communities

PROVIDENCE – Voters in five cities and towns across Rhode Island overwhelmingly approved Tuesday new school bond measures to allocate funds for school repairs,...
BROWN UNIVERSITY is one of 25 colleges that filed Oct. 30 an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California asking the court to block the federal government from implementing new rules that would restrict H-1B visa eligibility. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown joins legal brief to block new federal visa rules

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five colleges, including Brown University, filed an amicus brief in U.S. District Court in California on Oct. 30 asking the court to...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS Dartmouth has received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Navy to be used for marine technology research

UMass Dartmouth receives additional $4.2M from Navy for marine-tech research

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has received another substantial grant from the U.S. Navy to finance research projects through its Marine and...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has proposed a movement of the Medical Examiners offices to a vacated building in Cumberland.

RIDOH shuts down, fines 4 bars for COVID-19 health violations

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based bars and a restaurant were ordered closed by the R.I. Department of Health and were fined for violating COVID-19...

Failure to shore up state budgets may hit women’s wallets hard

States are seeing enormous budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the consequences for teachers and other public school employees could be dire....
BRYANT UNIVERSITY told Providence Business News Wednesday that it has no plans to close the U.S.-China Institute on campus. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Amid federal concerns over China, Bryant University has no plans to...

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has no plans to close the university’s United States-China Confucius Institute even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said...

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