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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.

Custom home in Jamestown sold for $7M

JAMESTOWN – A custom-built, 5,500-square-foot house has sold for $7 million, according to the home builder. It is the highest price for a sale...

R.I. General Assembly to reconvene next week, committees begin budget work...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly is expected to reconvene next week to consider the fiscal 2021 budget. In preparation, two key committees will...

Providence Pedestrian Bridge could be named for Michael Van Leesten

PROVIDENCE – The $22 million Providence Pedestrian Bridge, which opened last year to acclaim, may be named in honor of the late Michael Van...

Westerly home sells for $2.3 million

Westerly – A home overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with views of Block Island and Montauk has sold for $2.3 million. The price is the fourth-highest...
THIS RANCH-STYLE HOUSE at 5 Oceanview Ave. in Charlestown sold recently for $2 million. / COURTESY LILA DELMAN REAL ESTATE

Charlestown house with ocean views sells for $2M, one of two...

CHARLESTOWN – A shingled ranch house in the Central Beach area of Charlestown has sold for $2 million, matching the highest price recorded for...
THE CROMWELL LUNCH LADIES, including owners of Baked Bean PVD, Solid Gold Provisions and HG80 box meals for distribution to Providence children. COURTESY ADAM LASTRINA.

Stepping Up: Cromwell Lunch Ladies serve chef-created meals to Providence school...

PROVIDENCE – In a matter of weeks, Providence school children in April went from having their lunches, and often breakfasts, served at school to...

Omni Development and Wingate Cos. to develop Barbara Jordan II apartments

PROVIDENCE – Omni Development Corp. and The Wingate Cos. will redevelop the Barbara Jordan II apartments in Upper South Providence. The selection, announced recently by...

Boucher Real Estate rebrands as RE/MAX Premier Properties

WOONSOCKET – The independent Boucher Real Estate in Woonsocket has become an affiliate of RE/MAX Integra, the largest sub-franchisor of RE/MAX LLC. Boucher will now...

Kent Washington Association of Realtors names its Realtor of the Year

WARWICK – Pamela Hanson Carbone of Providence-based Domain Properties has been named Realtor of the Year for the Kent Washington Association of Realtors. Carbone has...

Survey: Two-thirds of voters find R.I. moving at ‘right pace’

SMITHFIELD — Almost two-thirds of Rhode Islanders believe Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is reopening the state’s economy at the right pace, according to a...

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