Could Rhode Island Cities Face a Detroit-like Bankruptcy?
Detroit was recently given the go-ahead to continue with bankruptcy proceedings, making it the largest US city to do so.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Rhode Island School District Adopts New SIS To Assist with Student Transfers
Providence Public School District in Rhode Island has implemented a new student information system to help administrators make data-driven decisions and simplify student records transfers.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Jersey Journal
Letter: Bankruptcy becoming common for cities
The City of Detroit has been deemed eligible by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection with a debt of $18.5 billion.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
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Thu Dec 05, 2013
Arthur Schaper: Improvident Providence
Earlier this week, GoLocalProv exposed the top forty public employees in Providence, who are pocketing an improvident amount of money.
Providence Public School District Chooses Skyward as Its SIS Vendor
Providence Public School District, the largest in Rhode Island, selected Skyward, Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, as its student information system vendor.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Auto destruct: How Detroit went bankrupt, and how it could rise again
So Detroit is now allowed to file for bankruptcy. It's the largest city ever to do so in this country , though certainly not the only one.
7800 cookies in one room. Any questions?
There are two ways we can set the stage for the RI Food Fights "Spectacular Cookie Smackdown" happening Sunday, December 8, in Providence.
The Providence Journal
Car thief being arraigned in double homicide in Central Falls
A homeless car thief is being arraigned at Superior Court on Wednesday for the murders of two acquaintances, whose decomposed bodies were found in a sweltering apartment in Central Falls this summer.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
WPD Find Man Wanted for Child Molestation in Central Falls
On Nov. 20, Woonsocket Police detectives working with US Marshals located a man wanted on a 2010 child molestation charge living in Central Falls, and arrested him.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Fundraiser for accused murderer canceled
A fundraiser to help pay the legal fees for the man accused of killing his 10yearold daughter has been canceled.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Carol Anne Costa: A Rhode Island Thanksgiving
As I sit writing this column on the first cold and blustery day of the fall season, I listen outside as the whipping wind howls, the crows caw loudly and the day, save the weather, is ironically quiet.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
30 days. 50,000 words. NaNoWriMo.
As you read this article, the clock is ticking for participants in the 15th annual National Novel Writing Month, commonly known as NaNoWriMo.
The Providence Journal
Eleven bus routes will detour around Pawtucket 5K Thursday
Eleven bus routes that travel on Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket will be detoured for the Family Turkey Trot on Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., officials at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority said Tuesday in a news release.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Woonsocket is RI's Third Most Violent Community
Woonsocket was among the most violent communities in Rhode Island in 2012, with more violent crimes reported than all but two communities, according to statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Orr: Working to give Detroit's mayor, council a chance 'to fire me'
Orr and Duggan headlined Wayne State University's Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society forum on bankruptcy.
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 a heavy property tax burden, new state data for the current fiscal year shows.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
At a 'Latino mayors' conference, a prof speaks truth to pols
There were no major surprises when Angel Taveras delivered the keynote address last week at the "Latino Mayors: Politics and Policy in the City" conference at Brown University's Taubman Center for Public Policy.
R.I. city seeks bankruptcy
This tiny municipality has for years been a microcosm of big-city problems, with a myriad of financial and social ills concentrated in a community barely bigger than 1 square mile.
The Providence Journal
R.I. Supreme Court sets up court at Central Falls High
The state Supreme Court brought its security staff, clerks, files and good humor to Central Falls High School Wednesday as it took its arguments on the road.