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Elorza Budget Proposal Calls for Municipal ID Cards, First Increase in Education Funding in 7 Years

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his Fiscal Year 2018 budget address on Wednesday night, in which he proposed the first increase in education funding in seven...

Proposed Asphalt Plant in Pawtucket Facing Mounting Opposition

Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien

A proposed asphalt plant at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue in Pawtucket is facing mounting opposition, after a zoning board meeting Monday night saw the application tabled...

New England High Schools that Made U.S. News Top 100—How Did RI Do?

U.S. News and World Report released its ranking of the best high schools, charters, magnet, and STEM school in the U.S. A...

MA Receives Nearly $12 Million in Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic

MA receives an $11.7 million grant to fight the opioid epidemic

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts has received a federal grant totaling almost $12 million to fight the opioid epidemic. 

Elorza Administration, Zurier Defend Suboxone Clinic on Providence’s East Side

City Councilman Sam Zurier (left) along with city and state officials were at Hope High School Monday night to discuss the new Suboxone clinic going in on the East Side.

Elorza administration officials and Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier defended the contentious Suboxone clinic planned on the East Side of Providence near Thayer Street, at...

NEW: Ethics Commission Finds Probable Cause Flaherty Violated RI Ethics Code

The RI Ethics Commission voted 5-2 Tuesday finding probable cause that Supreme Court Justice Francis Flaherty violated state ethics code.

The Rhode Island Ethics Commission on Tuesday found probable cause that Supreme Court Justice Francis X. Flaherty violated state ethics code by failing to disclose...

RI’s Hospitals - State’s Largest Employers - Are Being Consumed By Out-of-State Interests

Rhode Island’s largest private sector employers are healthcare organizations - and they are being devoured by out-of-state interests in record speed. The implications...

RI Hospitals: How Big and How Much Revenue

See below the size, revenue, and changing affiliation of Rhode Island's hospitals.

Guest MINDSETTER™ Kenney:  Last Year’s Hero; This Year’s Trash

Last March, on a particularly windy day in the City of Providence, a fire broke out in the apartment of a couple of PC students....

Wired: 2000 Through 2001, A Book by Paul Caranci

Paul Caranci

Each week, GoLocalProv will publish a chapter of the book Wired: The Shocking True Story of Political Corruption and the FBI Informant Who Risked...

Fecteau: The Stupidity of Trumped-up Tax Cuts

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is set to introduce a massive tax cut soon that will disproportionately favor the affluent – as he hints. That’s...

Robert Whitcomb: Care New England and Partners; Fragile Freedom; Urban Shadows

Robert Whitcomb

Robert Whitcomb's weekly examination of everything that is important. Only Whitcomb offers such a collection of insights of the global and local issues...

RIPTA Bus Driver Raises Concerns About $400K “Safe Turn Alert” System

A RIPTA bus driver, union steward has raised concerns about the efficacy of the new "safe turn alert' system -- and says he was thrown...

ecoRI News Editor Carini Joins GoLocal Every Friday - This Week Invenergy and Coastal Issues

Frank Carini, ecoRI, Editor

GoLocal has teamed up with the leading environmental news organization, ecoRI News to bring you weekly appearances on GoLocal LIVE by Editor and Co-Founder Frank...

ABC6’s Caught in Providence: Braking Logic

A man is in front of Judge Caprio after running a red light in downtown Providence. The man's defense completely contradicts what the video...

Does RIPTA’s $400,000 “Safe Turn Alert” System Work?

Protran System

A GoLocal review of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's new “safe turn alert” system raises concerns about the deployment of the $400,000...

Providence City Council Passes Ordinance to End Racial Profiling Despite Police Union Opposition

Providence Police

Despite strong opposition from the Providence Police Union, the Providence City Council Thursday night approved first passage of the Community Safety Act (CSA).  The...

NEW: Providence-Newport Ferry to Return for 2017 Season

The Providence-Newport Ferry is returning in 2017

The Providence-Newport Ferry is returning for the 2017 season with a longer operating schedule and more rides.  

7 Implications and Unintended Consequences of a Care New England and Partners Merger

As GoLocal first reported on Wednesday, the wheels are in motion for Partners Healthcare of Boston to merge, or it might be better described, as...

Chair Serpa Raises Questions About Management at DCYF and UHIP

House Oversight Committee Chair Patricia Serpa

Rhode Island House Oversight Committee Chair Patricia Serpa discussed the new federal investigation of RI’s UHIP rollout and costs, and what she said...

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