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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.

East Providence seeks redevelopment of site near Riverside Square

EAST PROVIDENCE – The city is soliciting development companies who are interested in purchasing and redeveloping a site near Riverside Square, and which runs...
CHRIS RANDALL is the newly appointed manager of Fine Homes within the Randall Family of Companies. / COURTESY RANDALL FAMILY OF COMPANIES

Five Questions With… Chris Randall

Chris Randall, who has 13 years of real estate experience, is the newly appointed manager of Fine Homes for Randall, Realtors, part of the...
SOLID LAUNCH: The Perfect Match Shop owners Justin Skory and ­Cierra Fasulo have sold about 10,000 candles since opening the Warwick business in March. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Gifts to draw a smile

Looking for the perfect gift, for someone with a snappy sense of humor? The Perfect Match Shop may have it. Some of the messages on...
MORE THAN NOSTALGIA: Caswell Cooke Jr., executive director of the Misquamicut Business Association, says families have helped sell out most showings at the Misquamicut Drive-in Theater. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Blast from past a sellout

A summer at the beach and drive-in movie theaters: Some pleasures even a pandemic can’t ruin. The COVID-19 health crisis has dealt bad hands to...

R.I. census count enters crunch time

The coronavirus pandemic has made the difficult job of getting an accurate census count much harder at a time in which Rhode Island has...

New Housing Works Rhode Island report highlights demand for housing bond

PROVIDENCE – Although investments in housing bonds have led to the renovation or construction of 3,200 new housing units in Rhode Island in recent...

Pawtucket turns to volunteer enforcement effort to target blighted properties

PAWTUCKET – The city has resurfaced the Neighborhood Task Force Program, which will certify volunteers to help the city’s code enforcement officers cite properties...

Columbia Park improvements to be unveiled Thursday

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence will unveil significant improvements to Columbia Park in Washington Park Thursday afternoon. The park has new lighting, resurfaced basketball...

Raimondo seeks $223M more in state bonds this year to finance...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday she intends to seek substantially more through state bonding this year for housing, infrastructure and environmental...

Transit users criticize proposal to spread bus routes among three Providence...

PROVIDENCE – Transit advocates, including people who regularly ride the R.I. Public Transit Authority buses, say the state is making a mistake in dividing...

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