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CLEARED TO BUILD: Dwayne Keys, chairman of the South Providence Neighborhood Association, stands outside the former Flynn Elementary School on Blackstone Street, where a developer has proposed a $30 million to $40 million mixed-use project. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some of Providence’s poorest neighborhoods are attracting developers. Residents want a...

Doug Victor, a 32-year resident of the Elmwood neighborhood in South Providence, wants to encourage economic development there that will help create jobs and...
BROWN UNIVERSITY said it will automatically waive application fees for any prospective student who qualified for free or reduced lunch programs starting with the class entering in fall 2018.

Are students with low incomes priced out of applying to college?

Applying to college can be stressful, especially for applicants with low incomes. Beyond the usual worries of acceptance and scholarship chances, they must weigh...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has the best return on investment among Rhode Island institutions of higher learning, according to a report from PayScale. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Report: Brown’s return on investment best in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is the best school for return on investment in Rhode Island, according to the PayScale 2017 College ROI Report released...
Providence is one of the best college towns to buy an investment property, given the presence of Brown University, Redfin said Friday. /COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

SmartAsset: Brown again has best value among R.I. schools

PROVIDENCE – For the third year in a row, Brown University has the best value among Rhode Island higher education institutions, according to SmartAsset.The...
JOHNSON & WALES University came in at No. 41 on LendEdu's ranking of the 50 best financial literacy programs offered at colleges throughout the United States. / COURTESY LENDEDU

LendEdu: JWU among top 50 financial literacy programs

Updated, 4:32 p.m.PROVIDENCE – In LendEdu’s top 50 college financial literacy programs rankings, Johnson & Wales University came in at No. 41, according to...
SIERRA BARTER, co-founder and CEO of the Lady Project, hopes to have 15 chapters up and running across the nation by the end of the year. / COURTESY JEN BRISTER/STORY & GOLD

Five Questions With: Sierra Barter

As the CEO and co-founder of the Lady Project, an economic development nonprofit providing women a forum in which to meet and collaborate, Sierra...
BROWN UNIVERSITY retained its 14th place ranking among Best National Universities in the 2017 Best Colleges ranking published by U.S. News & World Report Tuesday.

Brown retains 14th place ranking in U.S. News and World Report’s...

(Updated 9:01 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – Brown University retained its 14th place ranking while the University of Rhode Island tied for 159th place among Best National...
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Sierra Barter founded The Lady Project in 2012. In three years, its membership has grown to 650 and it now includes chapters in six locations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Lady Project outlet for women

Sierra Barter didn't set out to begin a national movement when she started a nonprofit social organization, The Lady Project.Instead, she and her friend...
EPIC STORIES: Seth Goldenberg, CEO of Jamestown-based Epic Decade, will present at Design Week RI. “A lot of what our work is about is being more transparent and showing business leaders how design thinking works,” he said. / COURTESY EPIC DECADE

Design Week to spotlight growing R.I. industry

Rhode Island is home to an estimated 2,000 individual designers and firms ranging in focus from graphic arts to industrial design, and as such,...
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Lady Project exclusivity one key to group’s growth

Some networking turns out to be a polite exchange of business cards and some turns into business or community collaborations. Carole Ann Penney, of Providence,...
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