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Bill reignites controversy over payday lending reform

PROVIDENCE – A state senator wants payday lenders out of Rhode Island. Sen. Harold Metts, D-Providence, submitted legislation earlier this month that would eliminate provisions...

Center for Women & Enterprise names Martinez new R.I. director

PROVIDENCE – The Center for Women & Enterprise, a nonprofit that partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer services to women entrepreneurs,...
ELECTED OFFICIALS and advocates are pictured at an R.I. Statehouse event last April to launch the state’s Complete Count efforts. The Rhode Island Foundation announced Monday that 26 nonprofit organizations received close to $300,000 in total for outreach and education that will encourage participation in the 2020 census. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards $300K in grants to nonprofits via census fund

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-six nonprofit organizations were the beneficiaries of close to $300,000 in grants offered by the Rhode Island Foundation through its Rhode Island...

Nine nonprofits receive grants from HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island

WARWICK — Nine nonprofit organizations in the Greater Providence area received a combined $32,500 in financial support from the HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island for...

Wells Fargo gives nearly $100K to Rhode Island nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Wells Fargo & Co. donated $95,850 to Rhode Island nonprofits, schools and community organizations in 2018 to help communities and people in...

Who’s on the Board?

Mission: NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is a community-development corporation that works with residents, businesses and neighborhood institutions to enrich neighborhood life and make affordable-housing...
HONORED SERVICE: Joe Garlick, third from left, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket, is the recipient of this year’s $50,000 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from the Rhode Island Foundation. Garlick meets with Murray family members, from left, Paula McNamara, Suzanne Murray, (Garlick), Terry Murray, Megan Craigen and Terry Murray Jr., following the award ceremony.
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Garlick awarded Murray Family Prize

JOE GARLICK, executive director of Woonsocket-based nonprofit NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, was recently awarded the 2018 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from the...

R.I. Housing awards $200K to financial counseling, homeownership programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. board awarded $200,000 in grants in November to several city-based programs that support homeownership, financial...

Garlick wins $50K Murray Family Prize for community enrichment

PROVIDENCE – Joe Garlick, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, was honored for his work revitalizing urban neighborhoods as the 2018 recipient of...

Andrews Mill to be redeveloped, gains National Register designation

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Andrews Mill Company Plant has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list of properties that...
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