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Providence launches eviction defense program

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza along with other city officials and housing advocates Wednesday launched the Providence Eviction Defense program aimed at providing...

Judge: State violated rights of English-language learners

PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge ruled Thursday the Council of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state Department of Education violated the rights...
HALLWAY LAW: Troy Lange, staff attorney for the Housing Law Center at Rhode Island Legal Services, works at the Eviction Help Desk outside District Court in Providence, ready to help low-income tenants unfamiliar with the legal proceedings. / PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

At court, tenants facing eviction find ‘heartbreak hallway’

The third-floor hallway of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence was choked on a recent Thursday morning with tired-looking families, upset mothers with baby...
WORD OF CAUTION: Matthew Weldon, the director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, says a ruling by the DLT’s Board of Review doesn’t mean that everybody who has transportation problems will be eligible for unemployment benefits. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

No ride to work? You might be eligible for unemployment benefits

An employee is responsible for getting to work on time. But if an employer is inflexible when that worker loses their transportation, and the...
THE UNITED WAY of Rhode Island has awarded $4.5 million in grants to 72 local nonprofits to help stem racial inequality in the state.

United Way of R.I. awards $4.5M in grants to organizations promoting...

PROVIDENCE – As part of the United Way of Rhode Island’s five-year, $100 million plan to create transformative change in the Ocean State, the nonprofit...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION distributed $550,000 to 17 local nonprofits through its COVID-19 Response Fund. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation awards additional $550K to 17 nonprofits from COVID-19 Response...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that an additional $550,000 in grants were distributed to 17 nonprofits through the foundation’s COVID-19 Response...

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...
REHAB MASON Mike DeQuattro works on the deteriorated limestone strip at the top of the fascia of the Providence Public Library’s Empire Street wing in May. The library has been awarded $750,000 by the Champlin Foundation for the ongoing construction work. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Champlin Foundation approves $18M in grants for R.I. nonprofits

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation on Friday announced $18 million in grants that will be awarded to dozens of mission-driven organizations across Rhode Island. A...
Tracy Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick receives Legacy Award from Sojourner House

TRACY FITZPATRICK, a founding member of Providence-based nonprofit Sojourner House, recently received the Legacy Award from the organization during Sojourner House’s annual Sojo MoJoe...
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