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AARP Rhode Island names Mitchell state president

PROVIDENCE – AARP Rhode Island on Tuesday named Shere Strategy Enterprises founder Marcus Mitchell as state president. He replaces Phil Zarlengo in the volunteer position...

United Way of R.I. awards $150K to Olneyville community groups

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island has awarded $150,000 to 12 organizations that support children and families in the city’s Olneyville neighborhood. The grants...
THE PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY Providence Community Library is offering a series of legal literacy pilot programs and legal resources – known as the Legal Literacy Initiative – to Olneyville residents this summer.

PCL hosts legal literacy program

PROVIDENCE – In partnership with Libraries Without Borders, the Providence Community Library is offering a series of legal literacy pilot programs and legal resources...

UWRI provides $90,000 in grants to community organizations

PROVIDENCE – Nine local organizations were the recipients of a shared total of $90,000 in grants from the United Way of Rhode Island’s Olneyville...

Elorza approves $749M FY19 budget

PROVIDENCE - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday finalized a $748.7 million fiscal year 2019 city budget that he said again has no tax...

Providence Public Library receives $7K grant from Wells Fargo

PROVIDENCE – Providence Public Library was awarded a $7,500 grant from Wells Fargo to help support the library’s Passport to Summer Learning program, PPL...
HOT SPOT: Mobile Beacon staffers, from left, Rick Lindholm, sales manager; Cristina Graham, program director; and Katherine Messier, founder and executive director, speak with Kate Aubin at the Providence Public Library about the broadband-service provider’s 4G mobile hotspot devices, which people can check out from the library – the first and now largest such program in the country.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Passionate entrepreneur driven to assist nonprofits

Honoree | Katherine Messier, Mobile Beacon A Rhode Island innovation story may not get more homegrown than Katherine Messier’s. But the impact of her...
KNIGHT STEWARDS: Jeffrey Cannell, library director of the Providence Community Library network, and Sue Gibbs, chief operating officer, inside the Knight Memorial Library, which has received $544,800 from the Champlin Foundation to go toward much-needed renovations. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation grant helps fund Knight Library renovations

THE Knight Memorial Library is getting much-needed renovations this spring, as the historic community library looks to maintain its footing as an architectural jewel...
THE PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY LIBRARY is partnering with Over the Edge to hold a fundraiser on June 23 in which members of the public will rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza in downtown Providence in support of the library's nine branches throughout the city. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Providence Community Library turns to rappelling for fundraiser

PROVIDENCE – In June, the Providence Community Library will partner with Over the Edge in a fundraiser that will see members of the public...
THE PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY LIBRARY is moving forward with renovations to Knight Memorial Library's exterior and roof thanks to a $544,800 grant from the Champlin Foundation. / COURTESY TROY B.THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHY

$544K grant funds new Knight Memorial Library facade

PROVIDENCE – The Champlin Foundation has awarded the Providence Community Library a $544,800 grant to repair, renovate and preserve the facade of its Knight...
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