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Verizon Awards $45K to RI Domestic Violence Prevention Programs

A symbol of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the purple ribbon signifies interpersonal and domestic violence and abuse awareness and prevention.

Seven Rhode Island nonprofits received a total of $45,000 in grants from the Verizon Foundation to boost their domestic violence prevention efforts. The nonprofits were recognized...

Rhode Island Non-Profit Hospital CEOs Criticized For Big Paychecks

The American health-care system may be quite deathly ill. But the paychecks CEOs of Rhode Island non-profit hospitals are quite healthy.

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The total annual compensation of these CEOS ranges from a low of about $340,000, at South County Hospital in Wakefield to a high of more than $1...

NEW: RI Foundation Begins Accepting “Genius” Grant Applications

Philanthropists Letitia and John Carter talk with 2013 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship recipients Andrienne Gagnon and Dr. Lynn Taylor at last year’s grant announcement at Slater Mill in Pawtucket.

The Rhode Island Foundation today announced it will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, an annual program to stimulate solutions to the...

The Worst Behaved High Schools in RI

Rhode Island public high school students were suspended nearly 25,000 times in the 2011-2012 academic year—a rate of almost one suspension for every other...

slides: The RI High Schools with the Most Suspensions

Student misbehavior varies widely across Rhode Island high schools, according to state data on suspensions. Some schools formally discipline their students hundreds of times&mdash...

NEW: Sanchez Says Taveras Threatened to Cement Pool Over Politics

A large crowd turned out Monday morning for City Councilman Davian Sanchez' press conference on fixing Davey Lopes pool - with free labor.

Elected officials, neighborhood leaders, and community supporters turned out Monday morning at Davey Lopes Recreation Center in South Providence in support of keeping the center...

NEW: Brown, PC Represented in Fall 2013 White House Internships

The White House Internship Program announced today the participants for the Fall 2013 session. The mission of the program is to make the White House accessible...

slides: Historic Providence Arcade Reopens Its Doors

Governor Lincoln Chafee with owner/developer Evan Granoff, and Mayor Angel Tavares cut the ribbon to mark the re-opening of the Providence Arcade

America's oldest indoor mall, the Providence Arcade, is now open for business once again. Since 2008, the Westminster Street shopping center had been closed for...

NEW: Providence Hit with $75,000 Fine for Violation of Free Speech

The City of Providence has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle an ACLU lawsuit involving the violation of the free speech rights of a local resident...

New Report: Central Falls Graduation Rate Increased 20% in 3 Years

Central Falls High School

The Central Falls School District released this week "The Central Falls High School Third Year Transformation Report" which showed that since state intervention in 2010, the 4...

In Case You Missed It: Siedle Report on RI Pension Investments

"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....

Experts React to Call for SEC Investigation Into RI Pension Fund

Former SEC investigator and Forbes columnist Edward Siedle released Thursday the findings of his months-long investigation into the Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island (ERSRI)...

REPORT: RI Public Pension Reform - Wall Street’s License to Steal

Former SEC Investigator and Forbes columnist Ted Siedle unveiled a 100 plus page report that calls for a federal investigation regarding a number of issues relating...

Contractors Offer to Fix Davey Lopes While City Orders Demolition

Davey Lopes pool was closed this past summer.  Will it be reopened -- or demolished?

Providence City Councilman Davian Sanchez announced Thursday that several minority contractor associations in Providence are "willing to provide the complete the necessary repairs" of the...

Forbes Columnist: RI Will Be Blown Away by Pension Investigation

High profile Forbes columnist Edward Siedle, along with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will be unveiling today the findings of...

NEW: PC Student Hands Pope a Hat With Note Sending Love from Prov.

Elected in March 2013, Pope Francis is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church.

Providence College loves Pope Francis and the Pope now knows it. On Wednesday, Providence College junior Joe Day, who is spending the fall semester in...

NEW: Famed Author Jamaica Kincaid to Read at Brown University

Check out Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, and professor Jamaica Kincaid on Thursday, November 7 at 2:30 p.m. at Brown University.

Novelist Jamaica Kincaid will read from her work in Brown University’s Writers On Writing Reading Series on Thursday, November 7 at 2:30 pm in the...

Local Contractors Offer To Donate Labor For Repairs To City Pool

The pool at the Davey Lopes Recreation Center could be ready to re-open by next summer

Providence’s Davey Lopes Pool, which was closed this past summer due to unsustainable repair and operating costs, is on its way to being...

Investigation: $2.8 Million Still Past Due on PEDP Loans

The Providence Economic Development Partnership (PEDP), which came under a federal investigation following a series of GoLocalProv reports, is still facing $2.8 million in loans past...

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