Nearly 40 percent of Providence's land is occupied by nonprofits that do not pay taxes. That worked fine until the city needed cash.
A Rhode Island program is trying to boost the vocabulary of low-income kids by recording and evaluating the words they say. Is this a novel approach, or seriously invasive?
Providence's mayor tamed his city's money problems in just one term. Will that propel him to statewide office?
When the Boomers downsize, what will happen to the suburbs?
Looking to help immigrant residents, Oakland becomes the first city to offer a municipal ID card with the option of a pre-paid debit-card function.
Map the cell-phone distribution, and you end up mapping income inequality, too.
Ever wonder about the risk of vermin infection at your favorite eatery? The review site is teaming up with public-health officials to make health ratings count.
The Charlotte mayor doesn't have a long resume in transportation -- but then, at 42, he doesn't have a long resume in anything.
An urban renaissance for public telephones