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Poverty worse than gentrification

First, the good news. More white Americans want to live in heavily black neighborhoods. A 2016 paper by the National University of Singapore’s Kwan...

Expand access to early-childhood education

To the Editor: While I was pleased to see that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down,...

U.S. poorer than it thinks

What does it mean to be poor? Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada, Capital Good Fund loan officers, and Andy Posner, founder and CEO, discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.

Capital Good Fund blazing trails out of poverty

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Overall excellence at a small company: Capital Good Fund With nearly one-half of the U.S. population unable to tap $400 in savings...
THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU released data this week showing that the median household income in Rhode Island was $63,870 in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Census report breaks down state of Rhode Island in 2017

PROVIDENCE – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey were released this week for 2017, with information that provides a comprehensive...

Panhandlers need help, not jail, fines

By issuing a restraining order barring enforcement of Cranton’s anti-panhandling ordinance, U.S. District Court Judge William Smith has thrown the ball back into Mayor...
EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY: Roxana Mercado, right, is part of Capital Good Fund staff trying to bring the benefits of banking to those in the region who are under-served, such as Gloria Orjuela. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Signs of hope in fighting effects of poverty, unbanking growth

It is not a coincidence that at the same time that the rate of poverty in Rhode Island is growing, the percentage of people...

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