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10/01/2014
Published: October 01, 2014 09:00 AM BY TOM MOONEY Journal Staff Writer The Cliff Walk has earned the designation as one of the "10 Great Public Spaces" for 2014 by The American Planning Association (APA).
10/01/2014
Posted on October 1, 2014 WPRO News and the Associated Press The president of New England Institute of Technology has announced a $120 million expansion project that will add more amenities including the school's first dormitory.
10/01/2014
Published: September 30, 2014 11:20 PM BY BARBARA POLICHETTI JOURNAL STAFF WRITER The New England Institute of Technology is taking another step toward realizing its dream of creating a full-scale college campus on the East Greenwich site it purchased about seven years ago.

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09/30/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning today to invite the public to review and comment on the draft of the state's Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. The Economic Development Plan contains goals, policies, strategies,...
09/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model...
09/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the state has received a $650,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to help the state plan for a new mass transit center in Providence. One of 72 projects...

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