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AS220 FOUNDER Umberto "Bert" Crenca, left, stands with artist Shepard Fairey in front of Shepard's "Providence Industrial" mural that he designed to coincide with AS220's 25th anniversary in 2010. COURTESY AS220/LINDA KING

Renowned artist Shepard Fairey returning to Providence to paint mural

PROVIDENCE – Famed street artist Shepard Fairey is returning to Providence from Oct. 21 to 25 to paint his 100th mural, participate in a...
THE REV. KENNTH R. SICARD will become Providence College's 13th president on July 1, 2020. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College names Rev. Sicard as its next president

PROVIDENCE – Providence College announced Friday that the Rev. Kenneth R. Sicard will become the college's next president when Father Brian J. Shanley steps...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO took the lead Thursday in announcing a second round of Innovation Campus funding aimed at commercializing academic research./PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo, URI announce new round of Innovation Campus funding

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley on Thursday announced a second round “RI Innovation Campus”...
NABSYS RECENTLY closed a $21 million round of equity financing. Above, Dr. Barrett Bready, founder and CEO of Nabsys. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nabsys closes $21M round of funding

PROVIDENCE – Nabsys Inc. has closed a $21 million equity round lead by Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Nabsys announced Wednesday.The company said the funding will...
THE RHODE ISLAND HPI increased 4% year over year in August. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. HPI increases 4% Y/Y in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island home price index increased 4% year over year in August, according to CoreLogic Tuesday.The national HPI increased 3.6% year...
SPORTS BETS placed in Rhode Island resulted in gamblers losing $851,788 in August. Above, guests relax in a lounge at the sportsbook at Twin River Casino Hotel in Lincoln. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors lose $851K in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island sports gamblers lost $851,788 in August, betting $10.1 million and winning back $9.2 million, according to the R.I. Lottery.The August...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S endowment has grown to an all-time high of $4.2 billion as of June 30, the university reported Friday. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown’s endowment grows to $4.2B with strong 12.4% investment return

PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s investment portfolio posted a 12.4% return for the fiscal year that ended June 30, boosting Brown’s endowment to an all-time...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION has received a $2.5 million federal grant to expand computer science opportunities for over 1,000 students in Rhode Island.

RIDE gets $2.5M in federal funds to expand computer science opportunities

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education was awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand work-based learning opportunities...
RHODE ISLAND was awarded a $3.4 million planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the capacity to treat substance use disorders by Medicaid providers in the state. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $3.4M federal grant to expand addiction treatment by Medicaid...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was awarded a $3.5 million planning grant to increase the state’s treatment capacity of Medicaid providers for substance use disorder...
MIKE MELLO, right, has been named editor of the PBN, succeeding Mark S. Murphy. William Hamilton, left, has been named managing editor. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Mello named PBN editor

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News Publisher Roger Bergenheim announced on Tuesday the promotions of Mike Mello to editor and William Hamilton to managing editor.“We...
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