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ProJo: Former Providence knife factory finds new life as housing

Between 1958 and 1988, hundreds of employees worked at the Imperial Knife Factory in Olneyville, manufacturing folding pocket knives, stainless steel cutlery and tableware. Today, that same mill building boasts 60 new apartments for families of varying income levels.

The Sun: CCA has tamed town’s political ‘circus’

While the news and television advertisements are focused on our national and state elections, I find that my daily life in Charlestown is most affected by the type of candidates elected to local office.

The Narragansett Times: Council candidates turn out for second SK forum

Beneath dim lighting, a crowd gathered Wednesday during Ocean Mist’s second ever meet-the-candidates night.

RWU: Announces Tim Baxter ’83 HD’15 P’13, CEO of Samsung Electronics North America as New Board Chair

Today marks an extraordinary day for the Roger Williams alumni community, as the newly elected chair of the Roger Williams University Board of Trustees is the first Roger Williams University graduate to be elected to this distinguished position.

Jamestown Press: Carr Lane affordable housing advances

The town is in the midst of negotiating a purchase-and-sale agreement that would set aside 1.3 acres on Carr Lane for affordable housing.

Enterprise: Five Innovative New Resources From Opportunity360

To celebrate the first anniversary of Opportunity360, we just released five innovative new resources to support your work in communities across the country.

WhatsUpNewp: HousingWorks Fact Book provides data as conversation shifts to economic benefits of affordable housing

Businesses and communities benefit when there’s adequate affordable housing for moderate- and low-income individuals and families, a message that affordable housing advocates believe will begin to get those who typically have ignored the issue, to begin taking it seriously.

ConvergenceRI: Of the community, by the community, for the community

Rhode Island Foundation announces $3.6 million in new grants to support the ongoing work of six Health Equity Zones in the state, marking a sea change in investments in communities

PBN: Reed announces $124K to support homeless veterans in R.I.

The Providence Housing Authority and North Providence Housing Authority will receive a total of $123,704 in federal funds to help homeless veterans find affordable housing.

Warwick Beacon: YWCA honoring 13 ‘Women of Achievement’ on Nov. 8

Two Warwick women, Maya Breuer and Sharon Conard-Wells, will be honored when the YWCA Rhode Island hosts its 14th annual Women of Achievement awards luncheon on November 8.

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