PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island will receive nearly $174,000 in federal funding to provide housing to homeless veterans.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Sunday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – The First Baptist Church in New Bedford, Massachusetts, known for a former member who developed Robert’s Rules of Order, has been named a national treasure.
The designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation will … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – From his former deputy, to a top aide, to lawmakers with whom he worked, no one knew Lincoln Chafee had presidential ambitions.
The former Rhode Island governor shocked many, if not all, of his former colleagues… Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island has been awarded approximately $7 million in federal funding for emergency preparedness.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and the congressional delegation announced this week that the state will receive a total of $7,046,001 from the U.S. … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Nearly 300 ex-candidates and political action committees collectively owe the state $2.2 million in fines for not filing campaign finance reports on time.
The Associated Press examined a newly released Rhode Island Board of Elections report … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD —Home care and healthcare workers gathered March 30 at New Bedford Senior Center to push for a $15 an hour minimum wage.
The workers, members of Local 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, were joined at the community forum y … Read Full Storyread more
FAIRHAVEN — First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union recently announced the appointment of John P. Santos, III to the position of Vice President of Commercial Lending for the entire Southcoast and surrounding areas.
Santos will be responsible for creating, developing and … Read Full Storyread more
DARTMOUTH — Stat-Southcoast EMS, a provider of emergency and non-emergency medical transportation and related services through the SouthCoast and Rhode Island region, has been selected as the ambulance provider for the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race when the competition reaches Newport.… Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in February dropped to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate in more than seven years.
Rhode Island has had one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation for years.
The … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts’ pension board is considering using its shareholder muscle to press companies to include more women and racial minorities on their corporate boards.
A committee of the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, which oversees state’s $61 billion … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON (AP) – Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration plans to seek about $400 million in federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts.
An administration official tells The Associated Press that the governor will be sending a … Read Full Storyread more
PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) – The first gambling facility authorized under the state’s 4-year old casino legislation is scheduled to open June 24.
Officials at the Plainridge Park Casino say their facility that features 1,250 slot machines will open … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union has released a Mobile Mortgage App aimed at enhancing the lending experience for both their borrowers and realtor partners.
According to credit union officials, the new app offers mortgage customers a unique … Read Full Story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s attorney general is offering advice to consumers this week to help them avoid fraud and scams.read more
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) – Honeywell International Inc. has announced it will close its Cranston plant by the end of next year.
The company, which makes safety equipment at the Cranston plant, said it will phase out operations starting later this … Read Full Storyread more
MANCHESTER-by-the-SEA, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He’s shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.
Kyle … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Brown University researchers say the Afghanistan and Iraq wars have cost Rhode Island more than $70 million to date, and will cost millions more.
Two new papers produced as part of Brown’s Costs of War project … Read Full Storyread more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island has been awarded more than $10.2 million in federal funding for a home visiting program to help at-risk families.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced the funding … Read Full Storyread more