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Mary MacDonald

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.

Exeter Property Group purchases Parcel 28 in I-195 Redevelopment District

PROVIDENCE — Construction of a mixed-use building in the I-195 Redevelopment District is expected to start soon, following the completed sale of Parcel 28....

R.I. unveils 2 proposals for Cranston Street Armory

PROVIDENCE – Two proposals to restore and reopen the historic Cranston Street Armory were unveiled Tuesday by development teams hoping to form a public-private...
THE NEW PLACE: Dr. Jeanine Giovanni, left, and Dr. Lindsay Tse, are two bariatric surgeons based out of the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at the Care New England office in South Kingstown that opened in September. / PBN PHOTO/

Bariatric surgery benefits both patients and hospitals

Bariatric surgery options are expanding in Rhode Island, but practitioners say that many more people could benefit from the weight-reduction procedures than actually seek...

Apartment portfolio sells for $7.4M

PAWTUCKET – Six apartment buildings located in Pawtucket, Cranston, Lincoln and Central Falls have been sold by a Rhode Island limited liability company to...

Hood Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church to be converted to apartments

PROVIDENCE – The long-vacant Hood Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church will be renovated and converted to apartments, under a proposal approved recently by a...

Bellevue Avenue estate sells for $3.8M

NEWPORT – A 19th-century estate on 2 acres on Bellevue Avenue in Newport recently sold for $3.8 million. The house, called Snug Harbor, is...

‘Superman Building’ ornament for sale as fundraiser

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society is selling a keepsake ornament featuring the likeness of the Industrial Trust Building, better known as the “Superman...

Former U.S. Coast Guard housing scheduled for auction

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The U.S. Coast Guard is selling former housing on Signal Rock Road. The property includes 11 single-family houses and covers about...

Five Questions With: Steve Durkee

Steve Durkee, a founder of the Providence architecture firm now known as DBVW Architects, and since 2010 the director of development at Cornish Associates,...
SOME BREATHING ROOM: Collection specialist Dosha Bogosian works in a sparsely populated office at XRA Medical Imaging in Cranston. While XRA’s diagnostic services have remained open for months, more of the administrative workers have returned but are keeping their distance from one another.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many offices are sparsely filled, and it’s having negative effects

When Michael Giuttari returned in late June to his office at MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. in the Jewelry District of Providence, he...

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