Business

McKee Administration Receives $1M Planning Grant From U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $1 million statewide planning grant to the McKee Administration. The planning grant is part of the Biden Administration’s $3 billion American Rescue Plan funding to support the President’s Build Back Better Agenda. These are the first EDA American Rescue[Read More…]

by October 21, 2021

Kobi Dennis’ Haircuts & Heritage: “It’s More Than A Cut” Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

  While knowing barber shops have served as special places among African Americans since the 19th Century, a dedicated team of community leaders have created a safe space for inner city youth to get a free haircut and life lesson from someone who looks like them. As the Haircuts &[Read More…]

by September 18, 2021

Just What Are We Celebrating? The “Bally’s Twin River” Groundbreaking. An Economic Bomb For Small Business?

“We are not a scarcity …. Moving forward on any economic opportunities good for     Governor McKee Most of the money lost on casino gambling around the country, up to 80 percent, comes from households earning less than $50,000 a year, according to a report in the Christian Science[Read More…]

by September 17, 2021

Willow Tree Poultry Farm Recalls Chicken Salad & Dip Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

  Willow Tree Poultry Farm, an Attleboro, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 52,022 pounds of various chicken salads and dip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically hard white plastic the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat (RTE) various chicken[Read More…]

by August 26, 2021

Mayors Grebien & Rivera Announce Kick-Off Of Joint 2021 Restaurant Weeks

  Today Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Mayor Maria Rivera announced that Pawtucket and Central Falls would be partnering once again to host joint Restaurant Weeks from August 27th to September 19th. Following in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, both cities will work to support the local restaurants and celebrate the[Read More…]

by August 11, 2021

RI Legislative Black and Latino Caucus Calls For Accountability

Demands A Commitment To Minority Owned Businesses After Report Details Years Of Non-compliance The Rhode Island Black and Latino Caucus, chaired by Rep. Karen Alzate (D-Dist. 60, Pawtucket), is calling for a commitment from the governor to uphold state law by awarding 10 percent of state contracts to minority and[Read More…]

by July 26, 2021

Haven’t Visited The Wakefield Village Association RiverFire Summer Event Series Yet? There’s Still Time!

  The Wakefield Village Association (WVA) is proud to host the rekindling of the 2021 Wakefield RiverFire Summer Event Series. From the first fire lighting on June 24th, on the Saugatucket River in historic, downtown Wakefield, till it’s conclusion on Thursday evening August 19th, the Series features performers, local artisans,[Read More…]

by July 25, 2021

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC warns Of Salmonella Infections Linked To BrightFarms Brand Sunny Crunch Salad

  A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium-07-21/index.html  Key points: Eight people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from two states (Wisconsin and Illinois). No hospitalizations or deaths have been reported. Interviews with ill people and traceback information show that BrightFarms brand[Read More…]

by July 15, 2021

Grand Opening of Charlie O’s Tiki Tavern! Eat Fish! Love Life!

  This Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5pm to 7pm, George’s of Galilee will be unveiling the new Charlie O’s Tiki Tavern.  Charlie Samaras, know as Charlie O, is very excited to resurrect the charm and hospitality that he brought to Charlie O’s when he first purchased it in 1990.[Read More…]

by July 14, 2021

Give Thanks! Celebrate! Island Thursdays Are Back! Alchemy! July 3rd!

 

by June 28, 2021