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COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS: Jeffrey Kerkhoff, owner of Jephry Floral Studio on Broadway in Providence, with customer Melissa Lamoine of Cumberland. Kerkhoff said he feels comfortable in a neighborhood that has improved in value and esteem since he first opened his floral business 20 years ago.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

As investment boosts city neighborhoods, can developers avoid displacing the poor?

Twenty years ago, Jeffrey Kerkhoff opened a floral ­studio in a narrow backroom of an upholstery business on Broadway, on the west side of...
AQUANIS RECEIVED a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of using electrical plasma actuators to reduce the aerodynamic stress on wind turbine blades. Above, Aquanis founder and CEO Neal Fine. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis receives $3.5M federal grant to further wind turbine research

PROVIDENCE – Aquanis Inc. of East Greenwich will receive a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of “active aerodynamic load control for...

Family Service of Rhode Island, CODAC use $750K grant to aid...

PROVIDENCE – CODAC Behavioral Healthcare and Family Service of Rhode Island are using a $750,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime to...
ALL ONBOARD? The planned location of the new Pawtucket-Central Falls Commuter Rail Station is near the small structure on the left side of the tracks and runs across the tracks on both sides. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket-Central Falls transit hub breaks ground

PAWTUCKET – Back in 2005, the city of Pawtucket began discussions with R.I. Department of Transportation about adding a commuter rail stop. More than...

Reed announces $23.7M in LIHEAP funding for R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The state will receive $23.7 million from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help Rhode Islanders stay warm this winter,...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND received more than $745,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to strengthen and develop training programs for aquaculture workers. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI receives $746K for aquaculture worker training

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island received $745,815 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for its Rhode Island Sea Grant program,...

Reed, McKee work to strengthen Rhode Island’s State Plan on Alzheimer’s

CRANSTON – Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, state health officials and the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter met on Sept. 24...

$50M apartment rehabilitation underway in South Providence

PROVIDENCE – A national real estate investment company that owns low-income housing has committed to a $50 million rehabilitation of the Barbara Jordan I...

RIMA Manufacturers & Congressional Summit to be held Oct. 22

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Manufacturers Association has opened registration for its Manufacturers & Congressional Summit on Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.The event...
R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT Authority CEO Scott Avedisian said a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will allow the agency to make "critical" repairs on the Chafee Maintenance Facility in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA gets $3.3M for bus maintenance facility

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority received $3.3 million in federal funds to modernize its infrastructure, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and the U.S....
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