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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.
The number of homes actively listed for sale has increased by 10 percent in Rhode Island. COURTESY RHODE ISLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS.

Home listings increase 10% in Rhode Island

WARWICK – The number of single-family homes listed for sale jumped by 10% in March, an indication that buyers will have more options for...
OUTSOURCED: Kenny Rounds is the owner and CEO of Braver Technology Solutions, a business that provides information technology tech and solutions to businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
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Braver a tech problem-solver

When business owners need help understanding technology, and seeing the potential pitfalls of a system, they need a trusted consultant. For many small businesses,...
MEETING DEMAND: Kate Simpson is the owner of Shades of Vintage, a former monthly marketplace she operated within her artisan shop Cerulean in Warren that is now its own business.
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Vintage pop-up gets own space

Handmade items, vintage pieces and repurposed furniture are what sells at Shades of Vintage, a new shop in Warren.The store owned by Kate Simpson...

Ruggerio eyes speedier development

The power of cities and towns to block, or even shape, development they don’t like could be dramatically altered under an economic-development bill introduced...
BUSINESS EXPANSION: Thomas Hoagland, executive director of the Providence Business Loan Fund, speaks with Kathy Cosentino, assistant director for business development. 
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Five Questions With Thomas Hoagland

5Q: Thomas Hoagland | Executive director, Providence Business Loan Fund1. How many active loans does PBLF have, and what are they worth collectively?...

2 additional developers to present plans for Parcel 28 in I-195...

PROVIDENCE – Two development teams are expected to present plans next week for a parcel in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District.Representatives of Post Road...

Five Questions With: Brent Runyon

The Providence Preservation Society has chosen the Paterson Park neighborhood, part of the Blackstone Park Historic District, as the location for its 39th Festival...

Hotel Hive developer seeks 20-year phase-in for property taxes

PROVIDENCE – The Hotel Hive Providence, the proposed $39 million reuse of two vacant downtown buildings – including the early 1900s Providence Journal offices...

Barrington home sells for $1.5M

BARRINGTON – A custom-built home in the town sold recently for $1.5 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, which represented the...

Senate bill would require a surety bond for tax credits

PROVIDENCE – A Cranston legislator has introduced a bill that would require developers who receive state tax credits to provide a surety bond that...
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