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Five Questions With: Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood is the executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice, a Providence-based nonprofit that provides legal services for residents with low...

Bill filed to halt evictions; Ruggerio says a crisis was looming...

PROVIDENCE - Sen. William J. Conley Jr., D-East Providence, and Rep. Grace Diaz, D-Providence, filed legislation that would implement a moratorium on evictions and...

Providence launches $1M eviction-assistance program

PROVIDENCE – The city will set aside nearly $1 million to help residents facing eviction to pay rent and legal services, Mayor Jorge O....

Providence launches $1M eviction-assistance program

PROVIDENCE - The city will set aside nearly $1 million to help residents facing eviction pay rent and legal services, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

Five Questions With: Jennifer Wood

Jennifer Wood is the executive director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice, a part of a network of 80 agencies and social-service organizations...

R.I. Foundation awards nearly $280K to improve health of Rhode Islanders

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded almost $280,000 in grants to five local organizations to help improve the primary health care system...

Bland becomes first RWU School of Law student to receive Skadden...

BRISTOL – In partnership with the Rhode Island Center for Justice, Roger Williams University School of Law student Michaela Bland has been awarded a...

Health groups upgrade R.I. hepatitis C Medicaid access to ‘A-’

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services removed all restrictions on curative hepatitis C treatments for its Medicaid patients on...
CONSUMPTION COUNTS: Saroj Bhandari, left, and Lanna Nawa founded Impact Everything to help make retail purchases produce a greater social good, such as having the purchase price go toward the cost of planting a tree. 
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Socially responsible retailing on College Hill

Every time someone buys a product at a new Providence retail store, something good is happening across the globe. The concept behind Impact Everything LLC,...
ANTHONY MAIONE, president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island, says many families are spending more than one-third of their income "to keep a roof over their head," which is why UWRI awarded $100,000 in grants to four local organizations in January. / COURTESY UWRI

UWRI awards $100K in Housing for All Fund grants to local...

PROVIDENCE – Continuing to address the lack of affordable housing available to Rhode Islanders, in early January the United Way of Rhode Island awarded...

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