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PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCILMAN David Salvatore, who represents Ward 14, has introduced a resolution that asks state lawmakers to increase the penalties for someone who assaults a police officer and clarifies the meaning of “dangerous weapon” to include glass bottles. / COURTESY DAVID SALVATORE

Salvatore introduces resolution to increase penalties for assaulting police officer

PROVIDENCE – Several members of the Providence City Council are trying to strengthen the city’s hand in responding to complaints about the behavior of...
BARE NECESSITIES: Jessica Kowal drinks tea with her fiancé, Aaron, at their East Side apartment in Providence. The couple had to get rid of some possessions they didn’t have room for.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


A soft market for traditional antiques has some R.I. sellers finding...

For the past eight years Jessica Kowal has lived a peripatetic lifestyle, calling Cranston and four Providence apartments home since graduating Providence College in...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE'S public and community service studies program was one of 22 higher education programs chosen by the Association of American Colleges & Universities from across the country as a model for “how to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students.” / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC program highlighted as nationwide model for engagement

PROVIDENCE – Providence College’s public and community service studies program was one of 22 higher education programs chosen by the Association of American Colleges...
UNIQUE COLLABORATION: Viana Newton, left, and Katie Bouchard are co-owners of Providence-based beauty-products manufacturer PotionPVD, which has partnered with mobile coffee company The Nitro Cart to use its coffee beans in their beauty products. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. small businesses expanding reach through local collaborations

Once the hot water streams through, most people toss spent coffee grounds in the trash – but not Audrey ­Finocchiaro.“In my personal life, and...

Richardson awarded $125K grant from National Science Foundation

JONATHAN RICHARDSON, an assistant professor of biology at Providence ­College, was recently awarded a $125,310 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support...
JONATHAN RICHARDSON, assistant professor of biology at Providence College, was awarded a $125,310 National Science Foundation grant to research the urban ecology and landscape genetics in local rat populations. Above, Richardson weighs a rat. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC professor awarded NSF grant to study rats in urban environment

PROVIDENCE – Providence College assistant professor of biology Jonathan Richardson was awarded a $125,310 National Science Foundation grant, according to a late September announcement...
MULTIPLE RACIALLY INSENSITIVE incidents have taken place on Providence College's campus this week, prompting an internal investigation. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Racially insentive incidents at PC prompt investigation

PROVIDENCE – Providence College is investigating multiple racially offensive incidents that occurred this week, according to college spokesmen, while college President Rev. Brian J....
AFTER: The new Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies at Providence College. / PHOTOS COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC transforms dorm space into center for business studies

Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies, Providence College 247 Huxley Ave., Providence Architect: Symmes Maini & McKee Associates Construction manager: Dimeo Construction Co. Cost: $30...
/ PHOTO COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 11 on WSJ U.S. college rankings

PROVIDENCE – Brown University ranked No. 11, tied with the University of Chicago, in the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings of United...

Providence College raises $185M in record-setting campaign

PROVIDENCE – Providence College completed its most successful fundraising campaign in its 100-year history, PC announced Sept. 18. During a campus celebration, the college...
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