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Rhode Island’s Foreclosure Crisis Far From Over

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dean Starkman

And you thought the mortgage crisis was over, Rhode Island? Um, no. The latest numbers, obtained by GoLocalProv from Rhode Island Housing, the state housing...

slides: Rhode Island’s Foreclosure Crisis: See The Numbers

While overall mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures in Rhode Island are off their disastrous peaks from a couple of years again and slowly heading down, measures...

NEW: Brown Named Top 10 Healthiest College in US

Brown University was named the #6 healthiest college in the U.S. according to Greatist.com, a health and fitness media startup that promotes a healthier,...

NEW: Joe Biden Coming To Newport For Democratic Fundraiser

US Vice President Joe Biden will visit Newport on August 22nd to attend a fundraiser hosted by the Democratic National Committee.

Report: Rhode Island Prison Population Increased 250% Since 1980

Data from a national project on incarceration rates show that the prison population grew rapidly in the state since 1980.

Data on national incarceration statistics show that in Rhode Island, the prison population in the state increased over 250% since 1980 - despite a significant decline in...

slides: New England States With The Most Prisoners

While Rhode Island's prison population may have increased by 250% since 1980, the New England state of Connecticut tops the region for having the most men...

LISTEN- Rhode Island Prison Population Increased 250% Since 1980

Data on national incarceration statistics show that in Rhode Island, the prison population in the state increased over 250% since 1980 - despite a significant decline in...

slides: Rhode Island’s Best Hospitals - New US Ranking

U.S. News and World Report released this week its rankings for Best Hospitals 2013-2014, and for the second consecutive year, The Miriam Hospital...

Mayor Taveras: Please Take Care Of Providence’s Kids

The quality of life for many kids in Providence is far below the standards that we would like to them to experience. According to Kids...

In Case You Missed It:  Providence Restaurant Violations

"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....

Providence Pool Demolition Costs Nearly as Much as Rehab

The City of Providence approved a bid in May for the demolition of the Joslin Recreation Center Pool, which was closed last year, for over $30,000...

LISTEN- Providence Pool Demolition Costs Nearly as Much as Rehab

The City of Providence approved a bid in May for the demolition of the Joslin Recreation Center Pool, which was closed last year, for over $30,000...

The 50 Dumbest Laws in Rhode Island

If you’ve ever cussed someone out, carried seaweed off a public beach in Barrington, or cast stones off the Pawtuxet River Bridge, you...

slides: See The List: The 50 Dumbest Laws in Rhode Island

From the archaic to the bizarre, the Rhode Island statutes are riddled with laws that have long outlasted their usefulness.

NEW: Rhode Island Unemployment Remained at 8.9 Percent for June

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2013 remained at 8.9...

LISTEN- The Dumbest Laws in Rhode Island

From the archaic to the bizarre, the Rhode Island statutes are riddled with laws that have long outlasted their usefulness, or worse, could be used...

NEW: Smiley Opens Committee to Explore Providence Mayoral Run

Brett Smiley announced today the formation of the Smiley for Mayor Committee, with Myrth York and Christine West to serve as co-chairs, and said he...

NEW: Providence Councilman On Arrest—Shooting Of Aynis Vargas

Aynis Vargas. Photo courtesy of family.

Providence City Councilman John J. Igliozzi, in response to news of arrests made relating to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Aynis Vargas in June, released...

slides: Rhode Island Ranked Least Green State In New England

When it comes to being “green,” Rhode Island gets the lowest marks in New England and ranks a very low  #47 out of...

LISTEN- Which Providence Restaurants Have the Most Health Violations

During the past year, the Rhode Island Department of Health inspected nearly 60 full-service restaurants in the greater Providence area -- and two establishments were found...

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