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Roger Williams, Fatima hospitals’ owners may be acquired by nonprofit group

Prospect Medical Holdings, which controls CharterCARE-owned hospitals in Rhode Island, announced it has signed a definitive agreement with the Atlanta-based Centurion Foundation.


The Rhode Islanders behind Raimondo’s $45 billion broadband program

Attorney Kevin Gallagher is the Commerce secretary's broadband czar while former Ed Board chairwoman Barbara Cottam is managing the communications strategy.


Raimondo, Walsh urge R.I. business owners to invest in job training

Walsh told the Providence Chamber panel he wants to see employers do a better job of reaching high school students to show them opportunities.


Homeless Rhode Islanders and advocates rally outside Gov. McKee’s office, calling for more shelter space

The state expects to release funding for more beds that would bring the total number of new beds funded in 2022 to nearly 380.


Rethinking how one of R.I.’s largest nonprofits can grow

Idrees “Lanre” Ajakaiye was recently appointed the new chief development officer at the United Way of Rhode Island.


Lifespan names new CEO: John Fernandez, a Mass General Brigham executive, ‘the leader that Lifespan needs during this time’

He succeeds Dr. Timothy Babineau, who stepped down from leading the state's largest health care system after multiple failed merger attempts with Care New England, R.I.'s second largest health care system.


Strip club sues Providence, alleging racial profiling of customers led to closure

A lawsuit filed this week alleges that the city’s treatment of Silhouettes, a business managed by and catering to the African-American community, amounted to discrimination.

US offshore wind industry faces local blowback over cable landings

Anticipating opposition, New Jersey changed its law to wrest control of offshore wind projects from local governments, empowering its state Board of Public Utilities to approve them when the locals balk.