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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.

Downtown Transit Connector to begin construction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has begun pre-construction work in downtown Providence, preparing for the Downtown Transit Connector.The high-frequency bus transit corridor...

Five Questions With: Geoffrey Poirier

Geoffrey Poirier, the energy manager for Ocean State Job Lot, is overseeing the conversion of lighting in its 131 retail locations to LED-based systems....

Residential Properties announces new Providence sales team

PROVIDENCE – Sales associate Kira Greene of Residential Properties Ltd. has formed a new sales team with Michael J. Sweeney, who joined the company...

Cowesett Hills Apartments to expand

WARWICK – Picerne Real Estate Group plans to expand the Cowesett Hills Apartments by 48 more units.The property off Post Road in the Apponaug...

Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island seeking applications for grants

WARWICK – The Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island distributes $5,000 each quarter to nonprofit organizations helping individuals and is seeking applications for remaining grants this...
WATERSON TERMINAL Services, which manages the Port of Providence, will now provide stevedoring services at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal and the Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY LAUZON

Waterson Terminal Services expands stevedoring to two more local ports

PROVIDENCE – Waterson Terminal Services will expand its stevedoring services to two additional ports in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, the company announced Wednesday.The...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: University of Rhode Island assistant professor of mechanical engineering Gretchen Macht and a team of student researchers are using a state grant this summer to design something that would improve voter wait times, using queuing theory and facilities layout. From left, URI graduate students in system engineering Nicholas Bernardo, of North Haven, Conn., and James Houghton, of Holtsville, N.Y.; Macht; and URI mechanical engineering junior Ahmad Siddiqi, of Lincoln.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

When opinions won’t solve the problem

Engineers are problem-solvers. But is there an engineering solution to long lines at the voting precincts? A professor of industrial and systems engineering at...

East Providence commercial building sells for $3.4M

EAST PROVIDENCE – A building in the Westminster Office Park, near the Seekonk, Mass., line in East Providence, sold recently for $3.4 million to...

Five Questions With: Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire, a North Kingstown filmmaker, recently completed a short film that has been released by the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, which is raising...

Wayland Square 2-family home sells for $1.1M

PROVIDENCE – A restored two-family home on Angell Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood of the East Side sold for $1.1 million Aug. 3.The...
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