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Alexa Gagosz joined the Providence Business News as an enterprise reporter covering health care, workforce, hospitality and tourism in May 2020. Before joining PBN, she was freelancing for The Boston Globe, the Bay State Banner, El Mundo Boston, Storybench, and previously served as the digital director of the Scope magazine and editor-in-chief of The Suffolk Journal. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Suffolk University, and a master's degree in journalism with a concentration in media innovation from Northeastern University. Connect with Alexa by emailing Gagosz@pbn.com.
LABOR INTENSIVE: Nick Mattiello, general manager of catering and event company Pranzi Inc., packs sandwiches into boxes for corporate clients. He says the boxed lunches require more work and time to put together than traditional sandwich platters. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Pandemic turns up heat on R.I. caterers

Caterer Nick Mattiello is used to assembling specialty orders with creative presentations such as a three-tier crudité table overflowing with grapes, pepperoni and a...

Three more COVID-19 deaths in R.I.; cases increase by 74

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 74 on Wednesday, to 16,941, and three more deaths from the virus were reported,...
DEATHS DUE to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 956 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo worried about COVID-19 spread over holiday weekend

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said Wednesday that she's worried about about the spread of COVID-19 on the Fourth of July weekend despite...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announces plans to allocate COVID-19 relief funds to transform senior care and invest in the workforce for long-term care. / COURTESY CAPITAL TV

Governor wants to use COVID-19 relief funds to transform long-term care

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced plans Wednesday to use $25 million of COVID-19 relief funds to address the immediate needs of nursing...
DEATHS DUE to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 956 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Six more COVID-19 deaths in R.I.; cases increase by 27

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 27 on Tuesday, to 16,853, and six more deaths from the virus were...

Four more COVID-19 deaths in R.I.; cases increase by 36

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island cases of COVID-19 increased by 36 on Monday, to 16,813, with four more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...

R.I. scales back Phase III reopening

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s third phase of reopening the economy will begin on Tuesday, announced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, though the phase’s standards have...

Child immunizations down; R.I. sees first multisystem inflammatory syndrome case

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island saw an alarming 52% reduction in immunization rates for children ages 2 to 7 years old in April and May,...
DEATHS DUE TO COVID-19 in Rhode Island have totaled 927 to date. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

After ‘weeks of good news,’ Raimondo eyes Phase III start

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo expects to announce on June 29 when Phase III of the state’s reopening of its economy will begin,...

Going back to work? Here are answers to some tricky questions

Rhode Island’s reopening is picking up speed. The state is heading into phase three, which means more businesses are set to open and more people...

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