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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.
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State to expand serology testing among high-contact workers

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott recently announced a second, expanded serology testing effort among people in specific high-contact professions...

Raimondo: Small-business relief is coming, but not for another few weeks

PROVIDENCE – After nearly a month and a half of public pressure on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use federal CARES Act funds to...

Lardaro: R.I.’s economy could be moving past ‘absolute bottom,’ but relief...

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said he hopes that the state has moved past the "absolute bottom" of economy activity...

Raimondo unveils new housing program to prevent evictions

PROVIDENCE – A new eviction diversion initiative to help curve potential homelessness during the public health crisis was announced by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...

Health care sector sees new wave of attacks

Care New England Health System has recovered from a cyberattack that knocked out its website, email and other internal systems for a week late...

State will allow nursing home, hospital visits with restrictions

PROVIDENCE – After nearly four months of a visitation ban, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Wednesday that the state will begin to allow...

R.I. House Judiciary Committee passes bill for state name change on...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill that would put a question on November's...

New small-business coalition, McKee pressure state for portion of CARES Act...

PROVIDENCE – Small-business owners, Rhode Island Lt. Governor Dan McKee and other elected officials announced Tuesday the formation of the R.I. Small Business Coalition...

Miriam Hospital tops new ranking but scores low on pay equity,...

PROVIDENCE – A new ranking of United States hospitals shows Miriam Hospital, owned by Lifespan Corp., as Rhode Island's best hospital, earning high scores...
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...

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