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Group of Woonsocket Residents File Suit to Block Supplemental Tax

A group of Woonsocket taxpayers have filed a class action lawsuit to block the City of Woonsocket from full implementation of a supplemental tax on...

New Data Shows Who Can and Can’t Afford to Live in Providence

Who can - and who can't - afford rents and homeownership in Providence is the focus of a recent report of the National Housing Conference.  GoLocal asked local experts for their take on the implications.

How affordable is it to live in Providence these days? If you're a software programmer, a civil engineer, or a registered nurse, you might...

slides: 18 Secret Late-Summer Spots in Rhode Island

Each summer thousands of tourists come to Rhode Island to enjoy its most famous attractions. But Rhody natives know where to tread off the beaten...

Sakonnet Bridge Toll Goes Into Effect on Monday

Despite a weekend of protests and vandalism, effective Monday, August 19 all vehicles crossing the Sakonnet River Bridge will incur a ten-cent toll.
 


In Case You Missed It: RI’s Controversial Legislative Grants

$1.9 million in legislative grants were awarded last year...who doled out the most money?

"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's Saturday feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read....

ProJo’s Texas Chief Plays Lame Blame Game

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dean Starkman

The Providence Journal’s parent company, the A.H. Belo Company, continues to struggle, like the rest of the newspaper business. Just yesterday, a...

Sanchez Leads Effort to Fix Davey Lopes with Federal Funds

Councilman Davian Sanchez said he has successfully led the effort amongst the City Council to allot $64,000 of his own funds in Community Development Block Grant ...

Rhode Island DCYF Suspends Tender Care Learning Center License

The Rhode island Department of Children, Youth and Families has suspended the operating license for the Tender Care Learning Center in Newport, RI, following an...

RI Lawmakers Shell Out $1.9M in Controversial Legislative Grants

State lawmakers have issued $1.9 million in legislative grants that go to charities and community organizations but are under fire by critics who say the grants...

slides: Top 25 RI Legislators Who Got The Most Grants

State lawmakers obtained hundreds of grants worth nearly $2 million to local organizations scattered throughout the state last year.

Rhode Island Ranked #2 on National Nursing Homes Report Card

Rhode Island recently received an "A" ranking for nursing home quality of care from "Families for Better Care," a national nursing home resident advocacy group...

NAACP: Black-Owned Night Clubs Unfairly Fined

The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) and the Providence NAACP today have called on the Providence Licensing Board to reconsider the proposed penalties against...

LISTEN: RI Ranked #2 on National Nursing Homes Report Card

Rhode Island recently received an "A" ranking for nursing home quality of care from "Families for Better Care," a national nursing home resident advocacy group...

Rhode Island EDC Paid $40K to Bond Agencies for 38 Studios

A GoLocal investigation has uncovered that the EDC spent just over $40,000 in bond and printing fees for the $75 million

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation paid $35,920 to its bond rating agencies -- Standard and Poor's and Moody's...

slides: New England Colleges With Biggest Social Media Reach

Brown University is not only one of the top-ranked colleges in America, it's also a Top 30 social media player, according to author, blogger and...

video: Daily Vine: Providence Children’s Museum

Things were hopping this week at Rhode Island’s Providence Children's Museum--a wealth of hands-on exhibits that explore science, culture, and the arts....

LISTEN: EDC Paid $40K to Bond Agencies for 38 Studios

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation paid $35,920 to its bond rating agencies -- Standard and Poor's and Moody's -- as well as over $5,000...

Providence City Council Members on Three Big Ideas for City

Moving Providence forward -- see what City Council members proposed for a vision for the capital city.

In the post budget and tax increase era, GoLocal asked the Providence City Council to outline the most important initiatives that they believe face the...

video: Daily Vine: CumberlandFest

The summer skies filled with fireworks and carnival lights as CumberlandFest kicked off its weekend long festivities. The annual Blackstone Valley festival is one of...

Amber Alert for Johnston Toddler Called Off After Child Found Safe

The Amber Alert issued Sunday morning for a missing Johnston toddler following a double homicide has been called off.  The child was found safely...

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