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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.

R.I. residents added to travel advisories in Mass., N.Y., N.J., Conn.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has been added to travel advisory lists in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York as of Tuesday. Rhode Islanders traveling...

Nursing home staffers postpone strike plans after letter from Raimondo

PROVIDENCE – Nursing home staff workers that had committed to an Aug. 5 strike date said they will postpone their strike after receiving a...

PVDFest launches virtual scavenger hunt to replace in-person art festival

PROVIDENCE – Providence's signature art festival has historically drawn locals and visitors to the Creative Capital each summer, where Downtown is transformed into an...
BALANCING ACT: Valerie Maier Speredelozzi, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Rhode Island, at her home in South Kingstown. She has had to juggle child care with online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. / 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Female engineers fear setbacks amid pandemic

University of Rhode Island professor Valerie Maier Speredelozzi and her children place sticky notes on their closed bedroom doors with the words “exam in...

R.I. legislators signal their support for nursing home workers’ plans to...

PROVIDENCE – A number of Rhode Island legislators and community organizations signaled their support on Thursday morning for nursing home workers' plans to strike...

Raimondo, Infante-Green unveil school reopening guidelines

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will be following five metrics over the course of the next five weeks to determine the nature of its reopening...

Federal judge suspends R.I. mail-in-ballot witness requirement for 2020 elections

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night to suspend witness and notary requirements for mail-in ballot voting during the coronavirus pandemic for...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced plans to allocate $45 million of COVID-19 relief funds to workforce development programs for those left jobless due to the pandemic. PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo announces $45M in workforce development for the unemployed

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to break down traditional barriers to hiring, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Tuesday an investment of $45 million...
BOTTLE OF VINO: Armando Bisceglia, owner of Bacco Vino & Contorni on Providence’s Federal Hill, serves wine to Sarah Long of Swansea on a Friday night. On Fridays and Saturdays, Atwells Avenue is closed to vehicle traffic so restaurateurs can set up tables outside along the street. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

TOURISM PIVOT: Struggling industry shifts focus closer to home

Ella Gonzalez is used to hearing families from faraway places bustling into the lobby of the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina during the summer....
ENROLLED: Torrell Mola, right, has enrolled her children in Providence Promise, a nonprofit focused on providing support for students to seek higher education. From left, Mola’s son Keyon; husband, Bruyere; and daughter Iliyah walk Bella, the family dog, along the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Providence Promise eases path to higher education

Distance learning hasn’t been easy on Torrell Mola. In the spring, the Providence mother of two was juggling the schooling of her son and daughter...

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