Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange Returns November 24 at Rhode Island State House

    From Buy Nothing Day – Coat Exchange: The Buy Nothing Coat Exchange is back in full force this year to continue ensuring everyone who needs a coat this winter has one.   Scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 24 from 9 am–1 pm on the[Read More…]

by November 1, 2023

Cranston Costco For The Win! Hopkins Administration Gets It Done

  From The City of Cranston: Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins today expressed excitement and support for the pending formal announcement of Costco coming to Cranston. “After many months of speculation, discussions, and development meetings, I am pleased that the formal steps will be rolled out that will soon lead[Read More…]

by August 23, 2023

PVDFest Announces Return of Artisan Markets!

  From: PVDFest! PVDFest today announced that dozens of independent artisans and makers curated by some of Providence’s favorite market managers will join this year’s festival  for a weekend of shopping and community experiences along the Providence River.   “Providence is known around the country for its makers, designers and innovators,”[Read More…]

by August 23, 2023

RI Coalition-Payday Lending Reform: In Wake Of Rhode Island House Committee Passage, State Leaders/Community Members Ask Rhode Island State Senate to End Predatory Payday Loans

House Committee Passes Reforms To Payday Loan Industry Today House Committee on Corporations Passed Bipartisan Payday Lending Reform Bill  7-1: Representative Brian Kennedy The Lone Dissent   From The Economic Progress Institute Secretary of State Gregg M. Amore, State Representative Karen Alzate (District 60), State Senator Ana B. Quezada (District[Read More…]

by June 14, 2023

Following The Travails Of Tidewater Soccer Stadium Developers, The Brothers Johnson? But Wait, There’s More! Consider The Case of Mack Film Development, Millie Film Development & Brett Johnson (Part 1)

  The story is as old as time. Boy Meets Girl. Boy Falls In Love …. No, it’s the other story … Business needs investment capital. A smooth operator (smooth criminal?) … the well dressed man steps up, and offers the world. What could possibly go wrong? The Answer? Apparently,[Read More…]

by May 9, 2023

BurnLounge-A Tale Of Fraud! By The Folks Who Brought You Tidewater Landing! Gov McKee, Are You Concerned With CommerceRI Due Diligence? #PyramidScheme

(Reporter Ford) Governor McKee: In the Company Biography Fortuitous Partners Principal Brett Johnson cites his involvement in a company called Greenwood Hall as a Company, in the present tense, is a leading education firm, when in fact, after losing millions in 2016, closed its doors in 2017. Brett & his[Read More…]

by April 12, 2023

Silicon Valley Bank! Statement: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell, & FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg

    The following statement was released by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell, and FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg: Today we are taking decisive actions to protect the U.S. economy by strengthening public confidence in our banking system. This step will[Read More…]

by March 13, 2023

Providence Mayor Smiley Announces Warming Centers For Upcoming Weekend Freeze!

    Mayor Smiley Urges Caution in Dangerous, Cold Temperatures Thursday through Saturday Night   Providence Mayor Brett Smiley and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as dangerously cold temperatures are forecasted for Thursday evening through Saturday evening. A Wind Chill Watch[Read More…]

by February 2, 2023

Rhode Island’s Economic Growth Stalls In Quarter 4, Continues To Lag Region & Nation

Rhode Island’s economy continues to lag the New England region and the United States in several indicators of economic growth according to the Rhode Island Key Performance Indicators (KPI) Briefing for the fourth quarter of 2022, released today. The briefing, completed by The Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies[Read More…]

by February 1, 2023

RIPTA (AKA The RIPTER) to Run Sunday/Holiday Service Schedule on Sunday, December 25, 2022 and Sunday, January 1, 2023

  All RIPTA Offices Will be Closed on Monday, December 26, 2022, & Monday, January 2, 2023 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will operate all fixed-route bus service on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Sunday, December 25, 2022, in observance of Christmas Day, and Sunday, January 1, 2023, in[Read More…]

by December 20, 2022