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RI Receives “C+” in Online Access to Gov’t Spending Data

The state of Rhode Island has received a grade of C+ in a new report: “Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing...

Can Hipsters Save Providence?

Providence earns high marks for its hipster quotient -- but what does that mean for the city?

Providence regularly lands on the lists of top hipster cities and top hipster colleges for its cool factor, having earned plaudits from Travel and Leisure...

Mayor’s Office Refuses to Answer Questions on New Parks Director’s Qualifications

Wendy Nilsson (photo via Facebook)

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Tuesday that he is appointing parks advocate and community organizer Wendy Nilsson to serve as Superintendent of the Providence Department of...

Union Vote on RI Pension Settlement Scheduled for Monday

The Rhode Island Public Employees Retiree Coalition (RIPERC) circulated an email to its members regarding a settlement agreement vote on pensions to take place on...

Nguyen: Does Your March Madness Work Pool Break The Law?

Aivi Nguyen

March Madness is here. Though most people do not follow college basketball during the regular season, it seems that everyone is a March Madness fan....

Battle Heating Up Over New K-12 Standardized Tests in RI

A battle is brewing in Rhode Island over new standardized K-12 tests, with a growing number of students and families choosing to "opt-out" and not...

NEW: Teamsters Organize Workers at Daniele Foods in RI

The Teamsters Local 251 have announced that they have organized the shipping and receiving departments, as well as drivers, at Daniel Foods in Pascoag, RI.  

Welcome to mPOINTS - The More You Engage the More You Receive or Can Give

mPOINTS is GoLocal’s new loyalty program designed to reward you for reading, sharing and engaging. With your mPOINTS you can: Donate them to...

Will the Projo Move to a Paolino Building, Stay Put or Move Out of Prov

75 Fountain Street is sold

The new owners of the Providence Journal — GateHouse Media — have been cutting newsroom costs aggressively as well as slashing print production costs, and...

Mayor Elorza Calls for Voiding of Shark Bar’s License

The Shark Bar on Thayer St. (Image via Google Earth)

Mayor Jorge Elorza filed a petition Monday calling on the Providence Board of Licenses to void all licenses held by Shark Bar & Grille –...

RI Foundation Announces $500,000 in Scholarships

RI Foundation scholarship recipients from 2014.

The Rhode Island Foundation announced last week that it is offering Rhode Island students and their families scholarships worth more than $500,000.

RI Gas Prices Drop A Penny From Last Week

Gas prices in RI are down a penny from last week, according to a survey done by AAA Northeast. 

Leaders Call for More Diversity in Law Enforcement Leadership in RI

Jim Vincent, President of the Providence NAACP branch.

African-American leaders in the state are calling for more diversity the leadership ranks in law enforcement in Rhode Island, following a study that shows African...

FBI, Police Seek Suspect in Islamic School Vandalism, Offer Reward

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Warwick Police Department are asking the public for help in identifying what appears...

Raimondo Budget Proposal Draws Praise - and Criticism

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo's first budget proposal has drawn praise from supporters for its focus on the economy and education -- but drew...

Winners and Losers in Raimondo Budget Proposal

Governor Gina Raimondo presented her budget to the combined General Assembly on Thursday, March 12.  Photo: Richard McCaffrey

Gina Raimondo presented her first budget address as Governor on Thursday night. GoLocalProv breaks down who stands to gain, and who stands to lose, based...

Mayor Elorza Announces 2015 Mayoral Fellowship Program

Mayor Jorge Elorza

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Friday that his office is now accepting applications for the 2015 Mayoral Fellowship Program. 

Transparency Denied: New Treasurer Censors Hedge Fund Reports

New state Treasurer Seth Magaziner has refused to release uncensored reports on more than a dozen hedge funds in which the state pension fund has...

slides: Hedge Fund Reports Censored - See the Redactions

Seth Magaziner

See some the redactions the state Treasurer’s office made to its reports on hedge funds. 

NEW: Forbes’ Siedle Launches Crowdfunding Site to Investigate Pensions

Edward Siedle

Former SEC lawyer and Forbes columnist Edward Siedle, who investigated then-General Treasurer Gina Raimondo's pension investments in 2013, has launched a crowdfunding site for participants...

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