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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.

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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