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THE STATE of Rhode Island is receiving $60.1 million in federal funding to enhance public transportation across the state, including $4.2 million for the R.I. Public Transit Authority, Rhode Island’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. gets $60.1M in federal funding for public transportation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving $60.1 million in federal funding to enhance public transportation across the state, the state's congressional delegation announced Wednesday.  The...
RHODE ISLAND BLACK BUSINESS Association Founder, CEO and President Lisa Ranglin, center, along with local city, state and federal leaders cut the ribbon Tuesday on the association's new headquarters at 220 Smith St. in Providence. / COURTESY SEN. JACK REED, D-R.I.

R.I. Black Business Association’s new HQ now open

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Black Business Association’s new home is now open for business. The nonprofit that supports the advancement of Black- and minority-owned...
HELPING HAND: Karen Emmes, left, a community outreach specialist for the East Providence Health Equity Zone, passes out supplies during the Touch-a-Truck event in 2022. Funding questions have put the Rhode Island HEZ initiative in doubt. 
COURTESY EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM

Future of R.I.’s health equity zones unclear amid funding gap

In 2015, Rhode Island pioneered the Health Equity Zone Initiative, a community-focused program meant to help fill gaps in health care. But now the...

Hurley to earn National Council for Mental Wellbeing achievement award

PROVIDENCE – The National Council for Mental Wellbeing will present Linda Hurley, CEO of CODAC Behavioral Healthcare, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes...

R.I. gets $52.9M for Cliff Walk, 37 other projects

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will get more than $52.9 million in federal funding to support 38 local projects, including $5 million to repair the...
THE TOMAQUAG MUSEUM received a $444,282 federal grant to help with its construction of a new museum on the University of Rhode Island campus.

Tomaquag Museum receives $444K federal grant to help build new home...

PROVIDENCE – The Tomaquag Museum is receiving another financial boost from the state’s congressional delegation to build a new facility on the University of...

Providence Public Schools partners with First Student to deploy first electric...

PROVIDENCE – Hundreds of Providence Public School District students will soon be riding electric buses to and from school, PPSD and First Student recently...

Reed, Whitehouse deliver $1.5M to Thundermist for health care workforce development...

WEST WARWICK – In an effort to increase the number of health care workers in Rhode Island, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon...
GABE AMO, right, Democratic congressional candidate, makes a statement while Republican congressional candidate Gerry W. Leonard Jr. looks on during Friday's debate at WPRI-TV CBS 12. / COURTESY JAMES BARTONE/WPRI-TV CBS 12

CD1 candidates debate Israel, assault rifles, SCOTUS term limits

EAST PROVIDENCE – The conflict in Gaza, abortion, assault rifles and term limits on the U.S. Supreme Court were among the topics debated Friday...

R.I. receives $4.4M in federal funding to help build healthier communities

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding a five-year $4.4 million grant to the R.I. Department of Health as part...
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