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Timeline of Events in Providence Scrap Metal Corruption Lawsuit

On September 25, 2013, three Rhode Island businesses filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act lawsuit against Sims Metal Management on Allens Avenue in Providence. ...

Day One Assembles Task Force To Address Sex Trafficking in RI

Day One, the state's only agency organized specifically to deal with the issue of sexual assault as a community concern, has assembled a task...

PODCAST: Allens Ave Scrap Metal Company Hit with RICO Lawsuit

Ron Spoke with GoLocalProv.com Writer Kate Nagle about Sims Metal Management's RICO lawsuit.

Make A Difference, Ocean State Job Lot To Donate 2,000 Turkeys

Today, volunteers from the Make A Difference Foundation Board, the Advisory Committee, their families and the community will assemble at the Cranston Ice Rink at 12:00...

Legislature, EDC War Over Reorganization - Millions Could Be Lost

WIth the effective date approaching for the new Commerce Corporation, questions are being raised as to what happens to existing federal contracts through the EDC.

The dirty secret of the commerce legislation approved by the General Assembly this past session might be that the status of federal contracts could be...

slides: From EDC to Commerce Corporation

The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation is slated to be replaced with the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation as of January 2014.  

RI PowerPlayer: Rebecca Fisher

GoLocal PowerPlayer Rebecca Fisher

Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one individual who is making an impact on Rhode Island. 

NEW: RI Qualifies For Increased Federal Unemployment Funding

Due to a recent increase in the state's unemployment rate, Rhode Island has once again qualified for the fourth tier of the Federal Emergency...

PODCAST: Legislature, EDC at War Over Reorganization

Ron Talked with GoLocalProv.com's Kate Nagle about the State Legislature and Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation's war over reorganization and how it...

The Best and Worst Run States in New England

Rhode Island ranked last in New England for 24/7 Wall Street's

Rhode Island this week ranked #47 on 24/7 Wall Street's "Best and Worst Run States in America" survey of how well states are managed -- and...

In Case You Missed It: RI’s Highest Paid Mayors and Managers

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

RI State Police Retires Badges of Seven Fallen Troopers

Yesterday, in a ceremony at their headquarters in North Scituate, the Rhode Island State Police retired the badge numbers of the seven troopers killed in...

Point Judith Made More than Providence on Pension Fund

While recent scrutiny has been paid to how much the pension systems of the State of Rhode Island -- and City of Providence -- have...

slides: See How Much Providence Pays in Pension Fund Fees

How much does the City of Providence pay in management fees for its pension fund investments?  

EXCLUSIVE: Subpoenas Issued in Richard Baccari Case

The law team for Richard Baccari, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Churchill & Banks Companies, LLC who last month was indicted, along with...

PODCAST: Point Judith Made More than Providence on Pension Fund

While recent scrutiny has been paid to how much the pension systems of the State of Rhode Island -- and City of Providence -- have...

Guest Mindsetter: Central Falls Students Can Achieve Their GOALS

Project GOAL President and Co-Founder Peter A. Whealton celebrates with Edward Gonzalez, of Central Falls, at his graduation from Providence Country Day, along with Co-Founder Darius Shirzadi.

I want to applaud Superintendent Dr. Frances Gallo, her staff and the teachers of Calcutt Middle and Central Falls High Schools for the tremendous progress...

The Highest Taxed Communities for 2014

The highest taxed communities in Rhode Island are among the poorest cities and towns—the ones that can least afford it, new state data...

slides: See the List - The Highest Taxed Communities in RI

Find out how the tax burden in your community compares with others around the state.

NEW: Rhode Island Unemployment Rate Increases

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September and October 2013 increased to 9.2 percent,...

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