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Rhode Island ranked No. 51 in average charitable giving

Rhode Island residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $3,354 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Rhode Island has 15th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Rhode Island posted the 15th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

Rhode Island’s population rose 0.1% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Rhode Island’s population increased by 829, or 0.1 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

BROWN UNIVERSITY: Two Brown professors elected AAAS fellows

Brown University professors George Karniadakis and Dr. Sharon Rounds have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest scientific society announced on Monday, Nov. 27.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Martha Sheridan Named President and CEO of the Greater Boston CVB

Concluding a 12-year tenure as president and CEO of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, on Friday, Martha Sheridan announced she would step down from the role in mid-December.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Attorneys Gregory Tumolo and Jared Sugerman Join Duffy & Sweeney

The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory Tumolo as senior counsel and head of the employment law team, and Jared Sugerman as an associate in the firm’s business law practice.

BROWN UNIVERSITY: Patricia Jackson named vice president for development at Brown

Patricia (Trish) Jackson, an accomplished leader with more than three decades of experience leading fundraising and engagement initiatives in higher education, has been appointed Brown University’s next vice president for development, effective Dec. 3, 2018.

BROWN UNIVERSITY: PBN honors Christina Paxson with 2018 business leadership award

Recognizing her leadership in positioning Brown University as a driver of economic growth across the region, Providence Business News honored Brown President Christina Paxson with its 2018 Business Leadership Award on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Analysis: Washington County has lowest home affordability in state

Washington County posted the lowest home affordability index in Rhode Island, according to an analysis of 432 counties nationwide by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

Washington among counties with worst home affordability

Washington County ranked No. 323 on a list of U.S. counties with the worst home affordability index, according to an analysis of 432 counties by ATTOM Data Solutions in the second quarter.

BROWN UNIVERSITY: Gates elected to presidential line of the American Physical Society

Brown University physics professor S. James Gates Jr. has been elected to the presidential line of the American Physical Society, a nonprofit that represents more than 55,000 physicists in higher education, national laboratories and industry in the U.S. and across the world.

Analysis: Homeowners in Pennsylvania metro area pay highest property tax rate in U.S.

From Keystone Business News

With an effective property tax rate of about 3.9 percent, the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area in Pennsylvania has the No. 1 highest tax rate among U.S. cities, according to an ATTOM Data Solutions analysis of property taxes levied on single-family homes.

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