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MIRIAM HOSPITAL: The Miriam awarded $2.5M to trial intervention for children with obesity

The Miriam Hospital, thanks to the support of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, has received a major federal grant to study the effectiveness of a community-based intervention program to help children from low-income families whose health is challenged by obesity.

RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: DEM, Partners Announce $15K in grants for Urban Forestry Projects Across Rhode Island at Arbor Day Celebration

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the Rhode Island Tree Council and National Grid has awarded $15,000 in grants for urban forestry projects across Rhode Island.

CVS HEALTH: CVS Health Corporation To Hold First Quarter 2019 Conference Call

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) will be holding a conference call on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 8:30 a.m.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: RI Business Competition Names 12 Semi-Finalists

The Rhode Island Business Competition has announced that 12 semi-finalists have been selected in the 2019 competition, which will culminate next month with the awarding of prizes valued at $185,000.

CVS HEALTH: CVS Health PBM Solutions Blunted the Impact of Drug Price Inflation, Helped Reduce Member Cost, and Improved Medication Adherence in 2018

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that, in 2018, the company's pharmacy benefit management (PBM) solutions blunted the impact of drug price inflation achieving a negative -4.2 percent price growth for non-specialty drugs and a 1.7 percent price growth for specialty drugs.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Junior Achievement/Citizens Bank Teens & Personal Finance Survey

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND: Pension Fund earns $106 million in February

Rhode Island's pension fund earned $106 million from investments in the month of January, posting a 1.31 percent return.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Save The Bay offers volunteers opportunities to join or lead Earth Day cleanups throughout April

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Save The Bay has organized several beach cleanups around Narragansett Bay, giving individuals, families and groups many options for getting involved, before, during and after the Earth Day weekend.

TEXTRON INC.: Textron to Release First Quarter Results on April 17, 2019

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) will release its first quarter 2019 financial results on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019.

CVS HEALTH: CVS Health Fights Rise In E-Cigarette Use Among Young Adults With More Than $1 Million In New Giving To Advance Tobacco-Free Policies On College Campuses

As part of its commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health [NYSE: CVS] today announced more than $1.4 million in new giving through the CVS Health Foundation to 82 U.S.

MIRIAM HOSPITAL: Study supports value of video games in promoting physical activity

Research led by a behavioral scientist at The Miriam Hospital is providing further evidence that active video games, such as the Wii and Xbox Kinect gaming systems, can help sedentary individuals achieve more physical activity than traditional exercise.

STATE OF RHODE ISLAND: Colonel James M. Manni Sworn in as 14th Superintendent of RI State Police at State House Ceremony

Colonel James M. Manni today became the 14th Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police after being sworn in by Governor Gina M. Raimondo during a formal ceremony attended by hundreds of well-wishers at the Rhode Island State House.

TEXTRON INC.: Textron Declares Quarterly Dividend

The Board of Directors of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.02 per share on the company’s Common Stock.

NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Meet Mayor Mutter on March 7

The NRI Chamber of Commerce invites members of the Cumberland business community to a meeting with Mayor Jeffery Mutter.

OCEAN COMMUNITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: World of Woodpeckers on Feb. 26

Winter is a wonderful time to learn about woodpeckers with the leaves down they are easier to see.

GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Save The Bay Taste of The Bay June 13th

Join Save The Bay for a Bayside celebration of the flavors, sights, and sounds of Narragansett Bay, following Save The Bay’s Annual Meeting.

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