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ONE OF THE photos displayed as part of the Providence's Chinatown exhibit. The On Leong Merchants Association, which held its national conference at the Providence Biltmore, is one testament to the active Chinese business community that resided in downtown Providence during the early to mid-19th century. / COURTESY ANGELA FENG

Providence’s Chinatown exhibit documents history of city’s Chinese population

PROVIDENCE – In the 1950s, Lilian Chin Godin grew up in a now-nonexistent, three-story mill building at 6 Warner’s Lane in downtown Providence, right...
AUTHOR DAVID MCCULLOUGH (left) and former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (right) will serve as the commencement speakers for Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Local colleges, universities announce commencement speakers

PROVIDENCE - With graduation season just around the corner, college and universities have revealed who will be delivering the commencement speech at their ceremonies....
NEW OWNER: Joanne Chang, new owner of Olga’s Cup and Saucer in Providence’s Jewelry District, purchased the neighborhood restaurant for $660,000 in November. She says the arrival of the Cambridge Innovation Center and construction of new housing in the district attracted her interest. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Shine returning to Providence’s Jewelry District

Investment in the Jewelry District of Providence has accelerated, fueled by large commercial and residential projects bringing new jobs and residents to the once-forlorn...
MELISSA RILEY is the property management director for Westcott Properties, a Providence-based real estate company. / COURTESY MELISSA RILEY

Five Questions With: Melissa Riley

Melissa Riley is the property management director for Westcott Properties, a Providence-based real estate company. She also is a 12-year real estate agent who...
THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND announced Monday the largest grant in the school's history - $25 million - will help fund endeavors to improve best practices in the Filipino fisheries industry. Pictured is Elin Torell, director for international programs at URI’s Coastal Resources Center and the lead researcher for the USAID/Philippines Fish Right Program. /PHOTO BY AYLA FOX/COURTESY URI

URI Philippine fisheries project receives $25M grant, largest in school’s history

NARRAGANSETT – In an international effort to improve practices in the Philippine fishing industry, University of Rhode Island researchers working through its Coastal Resources...
BANNER EVENT: Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read, this year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover executive director, and Sue Maffei Plowden, race event director, stand on the porch of the Sail Newport Sailing Center with the banner for Volvo Ocean Race Newport. The city is the lone North American stopover for the 2017-18 international race.
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Will experience pay off as Newport prepares to once again host...

Martha Parker looks back fondly on the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport stopover and the favorable impact it had on her foul-weather sailing gear...

Brown gift a big win for R.I.

Five years after a $15 million gift helped the University of Rhode Island establish the George and Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience, Brown University...

Former landfill sites being repurposed to produce solar energy

PROVIDENCE – Narragansett, South Kingstown and the University of Rhode Island will use former landfills to produce solar energy, ecoRI News reported April 14.The...
DOROTHY JIANG, a student at Brown University, and Andrew Boardman, a student at the University of Rhode Island, were named as two of 59 Truman Scholars this year.

Brown, URI students named 2018 Truman Scholars

PROVIDENCE – Dorothy Jiang from Brown University and Andrew Boardman from the University of Rhode Island have been named among 59 2018 Truman Scholars,...
THE UNIVERISTY OF RHODE ISLAND received a $1 million gift from the Eleanor F. and Edward W. Barlow estate to create the Eleanor F. Barlow Nursing Scholarship Endowment. / COURTESY URI

URI receives $1M gift to start nursing scholarship

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island has received a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for students of the College of Nursing,...
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