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PawSox Make Apex Site Push - Present and Former Owners Battle Over $6M in Hazardous Waste Clean-Up

Apex site in Pawtucket, Photo: City of Pawtucket Tax Assessor

GoLocal has learned that the owners of the Apex site in Pawtucket and the previous owners are battling in Superior Court over indemnification provisions from...

NY Times Links WJAR-10’s Parent Company to Right-Wing Mandated News Stories

The New York Times published an article on Sunday that outlined how the parent company of Providence’s WJAR-10 is requiring its stations to...

Two Rhode Islanders Make Fast Company’s List of the 100 Most Creative People in Business

Rhode Island scored two on Fast Company’s lists of the “100 Creative People in Business 2017."

Lardaro Report: Conditions Reach Highest Level Since 2012

What a difference a year makes! We struggled through most of 2016, which was particularly disappointing as we had originally been led to believe things had...

Smart Benefits: The I-9 & Seasonal Employees

Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired to work in the US. With the hiring of summer...

Feroce Says BENRUS is an Insurgent, Now Ready to Disrupt Fashion

Giovanni Feroce, CEO of BENRUS

Giovanni Feroce, appearing on GoLocal LIVE on Friday, says the BENRUS is on its way to disrupt fashion. After a few years of ups and...

Who Is the Man Buying Up Providence’s East Side?

Burnside House on Benefit Street PHOTO: Flckr, Reading Tom

Quietly, a Fall River, Massachusetts man named Walter Bronhard has been buying up tens of millions of dollars of premium properties on the East Side...

Guest MINDSETTER™ Sasse: Are Governors Economic Miracle Workers?

Gary Sasse

Rhode Island’s economic performance has garnered national attention. The State has attracted jobs from a few companies like GE Digital and Johnson &...

Rhode Island’s Emerging Leaders — Elijah Stephenson

Elijah Stephenson

Where is Rhode Island going and who is going to take us there? Well, United Way of Rhode Island and GoLocalProv have teamed up in...

EXCLUSIVE: Feroce Cuts a Big Deal for BENRUS

Giovanni Feroce, CEO of BENRUS

The control of lifestyle brand BENRUS is now resolved. Giovanni Feroce, the CEO of BENRUS, has been snarled in a number of legal battles in...

Smart Benefits: IRS Announces Higher HSA Limits for 2018

Last week, the IRS released the inflation adjusted amounts for HSAs for calendar year 2018 in Revenue Procedure 2017-37, and they’re up from 2017. The...

Providence Journal Has Shrunk Far More Than Ever Reported Before

The decline of newspapers is not new, nor are stories about layoffs at the Providence Journal, but what has not been reported before is the...

Business Innovation Factory Announces Takeda as New Partner

BIF founder Saul Kaplan

Business Innovation Factory (BIF) has announced that Takeda Pharmaceutical as their new partner. 

Magaziner Announces RI has Withdrawn $340 Million From Hedge Funds, Strategy Shift from Raimondo

Seth Magaziner

Rhode Island’s pension system has recouped over $340 million since it has moved away from hedge funds, claims General Treasurer Seth Magaziner on Wednesday....

RI Condo and Single-Family Home Sales Set New Records 1st Quarter in 2017

The Rhode Island Association of Realtors announced that single-family home sales broke all records in the first quarter, rising an additional two percent from the...

Kaplan: Innovation Lessons From Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Michelangelo wasn’t a one-trick pony or a one-hit wonder. He was the archetype Renaissance artist, accomplished as a sculpture, painter, architect, and poet....

Alex and Ani Hit With Suit, Company Vigorously Disputes Claims

Federal Court

Rhode Island mega-jewelry company Alex and Ani has been hit with a lawsuit by a former employee who is alleging that he was discriminated against...

Block Island Switches to Deepwater Wind for Power

On Monday, Block Island Power Company transferred the island's electrical system from diesel generators to energy generated from offshore wind turbines.

Chafee Steps Up Criticism of Raimondo’s Economic Development Policies

Lincoln Chafee asks Commerce Corporation to reset priorities

In a letter sent to members of the Board of the Commerce Corporation, former Governor Lincoln Chafee warned about the failed strategies of funneling millions...

Smart Benefits: Beware the Taxable Fringe Benefit

While it’s clear that employee pay is taxable, many employers aren’t aware that other benefits they provide worker are, too. 

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