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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.

RWU’s Providence campus renovations under way

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University has begun interior renovations at One Empire Plaza, which on completion will double the footprint of its Providence campus. The...

Luca named R.I. Realtor of the Year

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Association of Realtors recently announced that Joseph Luca of RE/MAX Preferred in North Providence is the 2015 Rhode Island...

Five Questions With: Geer Messinger

Geer Messinger is the chief operations officer for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, which is based in Charlestown, and has offices in Narragansett...
THIS RENDERING SHOWS THE VIEW from the entrance of the new South Coast Plaza in Fall River, a $50 million project that will redevelop the largely vacant New Harbour Mall. / COURTESY CEA GROUP INC.

New Harbour Mall in Fall River target of $50M redevelopment project

FALL RIVER – The largely vacant New Harbour Mall will be redeveloped in a $50 million project that will convert the enclosed retail center...
WENDY NICHOLAS, former executive director of the Providence Preservation Society, has been named interim executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, replacing Frank Shea, who is leaving for Urban Edge Boston. / COURTESY ONE NEIGHBORHOOD BUILDERS

Nicholas named interim head of ONE Neighborhood Builders

PROVIDENCE – Wendy Nicholas, the longtime former executive director of the Providence Preservation Society, will serve as interim executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders,...
Erik B. Wallin is the executive director and general counsel of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island. The nonprofit organization aids veterans and in early November will open a new service center facility at its headquarters in Johnston.

Five Questions With: Erik B. Wallin

Erik B. Wallin is the executive director and general counsel of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, which provides services to veterans. The nonprofit organization...
A $600,000 federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency will be used to transform the vacant American Tourister plant property at 70 Houghton St. into an innovative business cluster. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Last hurdle to be cleared for redevelopment of former American Tourister...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Redevelopment Agency has awarded a contract to grade the 25-acre site of the former American Tourister Co. factory, one of...

Tour showcases downtown housing

PROVIDENCE – More than 300 people attended a downtown Providence tour of condominium and apartment buildings on Oct. 17, filtering through sites including the...
Meeting Street School has purchased this building on Eddy Street for $400,000, according to Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal. / PHOTO/SWEENEY REAL ESTATE & APPRAISAL

Meeting Street School buys building for $400K

PROVIDENCE – Meeting Street School, a nonprofit organization that provides child development, education and therapeutic services, has purchased a 5,000-square-foot building at 951-961 Eddy...

Home builder seeks contractors, suppliers

DRACUT, Mass. – A New Zealand-based custom home builder, G.J. Gardner Homes, has launched a New England franchise with headquarters in Dracut, Mass., and...
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