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R.I. higher education to get $178M in stimulus aid

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s colleges and universities have been allocated over $178 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the state's...

JWU awarded federal grant to create new medical and health humanities...

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University has received a $33,822 Humanities Connection Planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help create...
PREPPING FOR A FIGHT: Kevin Millonzi, owner of Millonzi Fine Catering in West Warwick, says his insurance claims for losses related to COVID-19 have been turned down. Now he’s ready to sue. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Businesses failing to get pandemic-related payouts

Kevin Millonzi has “viral” coverage as part of his business-interruption insurance, but that didn’t save the West Warwick caterer from getting rejected when he...
SAFETY FIRST: Mark Dunbar, general manager of the Providence Place mall in Providence, says safety is the mall’s No. 1 priority and touts a 24/7 camera system and a cellphone app that lets mall-goers communicate with security. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

FIGHTING FEARS: Deserved or not, safety worries an obstacle to downtown...

As a downtown Providence business owner, Guido Silvestri is no stranger to petty crime. There has been occasional shoplifting, vandalism and even a brick thrown...

JWU, RIC, NEIT intend to bring all students back to campus...

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island College and the New England Institute of Technology became the latest local colleges to announce their...

Bond between struggling restaurants, patrons endures

Blackie’s restaurant in Smithfield posted a farewell message last July that it was closing its doors for good due to COVID-19. On March 1,...

Pandemic magnifies mall woes

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the consumer shift to online shopping, and the strain is being felt more acutely at mall retailers because of...

Five Questions With: Jason Evans

Jason Evans is the dean for Johnson & Wales University’s new College of Food Innovation & Technology. The college, according to JWU, will prepare...
CREATIVE THINKING: Lisa Mattiello, CEO of catering and events-planning business Pranzi Inc. in Providence, has had to think outside the box to develop alternative sources of revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

She’s cooking up ways to overcome adversity

Lisa Mattiello has always loved food, beverages and occasions for people to gather. Growing up in Warwick in a family with five children – she...
Niamh Perreault

Companies can win big by thinking small

I’m a huge fan of Rhode Island. Growing up in a small, close-knit part of the world such as Northern Ireland drew me to...

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