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Mary MacDonald joined the Providence Business News as a staff writer covering Government, Development, Real Estate and Manufacturing in December 2014. She previously was a correspondent for The Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette, an editor at Patch/AOL, and a staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree in secondary English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I-195 commission to consider development on East Side, Jewelry District parcels

PROVIDENCE – The fate of three development parcels in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be determined Wednesday, including two on the East Side.Spencer...

House approves $10B budget that continues car-tax phaseout; expands medical marijuana

PROVIDENCE – The House on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a $9.97 billion spending plan for fiscal 2020 that continues a car-tax phaseout and expands a...
PLANT-BASED DESSERTS: Becky Morris is the owner of Celebrated, a bakery that specializes in plant-based desserts and is known for its macarons and other bridal/elegant table displays. All desserts are animal-free. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Treats vegans can love

Becky Morris knew what it was like to attend a social event and find nothing on the dessert table she could eat as a...
GUIDED TOURS: Pinwheel Tourism owner Bradly VanDerStad offers students and tourists guided walking tours of Providence sites, including Federal Hill, the East Side and downtown.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinwheel lets you decide what tours are worth

A free tour may not sound like a practical business model, but Bradly VanDerStad, owner of Bradly J. LLC – doing business as Pinwheel...

Rebuild Rhode Island could get tighter spending restrictions

PROVIDENCE – Rebuild Rhode Island, a signature economic-development incentive of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, could be curtailed under the 2020 state budget, with tighter...

Former Fujifilm manufacturing, lab and office buildings razed

EAST PROVIDENCE – A significant demolition of commercial buildings is nearing completion on Massasoit Avenue, in an industrial area near the Seekonk River.The former...

Five Questions With: Dianne Lemay

Dianne Lemay, a licensed Realtor with 13 years of real estate experience, has joined Randall, Realtors in its Watch Hill offices in Westerly. Lemay,...
JOSEPH R. PAOLINO JR., who purchased multiple lots and the former St. Joseph Health Center property in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, has listed them for sale. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Paolino trying to sell St. Joseph medical center, surrounding sites

PROVIDENCE – Former Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. is trying to sell the former St. Joseph Health Center and surrounding sites, which he purchased...

Georgian Revival house sells on East Side for $1.1M

PROVIDENCE – A post-World War I home on Blackstone Boulevard has sold for $1.1 million, according to Residential Properties Ltd., whose Greene|Sweeney Team represented...

Newport Restoration Foundation wins 2 publication awards

NEWPORT – The New England Museum Association Publication Awards in its 2019 competition bestowed two awards to the Newport Restoration Foundation.The preservation nonprofit won...
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