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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 AUDRAIN AUTO MUSEUM is one of three historic preservation projects that will be recognized Sept. 11 by the Newport Restoration Foundation and the city of Newport. / COURTESY NEWPORT RESTORATION FOUNDATION/BEN JACOBSEN

Three projects garner Duke historic preservation awards in Newport

NEWPORT – Three projects will be recognized with Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards this year, including the restoration of the Audrain Building on Bellevue...
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5Q: Frank Shea

1What is the mission of the organization, a merger of Olneyville Housing Corp. with Community Works RI? To work with residents of Elmwood and...

Silence on ‘Superman’ deafening

(Updated July 8 to correct information regarding the governor's budget proposal) Nothing in the new state budget appears to be able to help rescue...
HEAD START: Maria Garcia on the production line at The Brickle Group in Woonsocket. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Quick ramp up crucial for military contractors

Two years ago, a change in military attire led to a deep cut in production at The Brickle Group, the Woonsocket-based manufacturer of berets...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK metro area was ranked the 36th-best place to start a legal career out of the 300 largest metros in the country, according to Good Ball, a data-based consumer information website.

Prov. metro ranked No. 36 out of 300 for place to...

FT. MILL, S.C. – The greater Providence-Warwick area is ranked in 36th place out of 300 medium to large cities in the U.S. as...

Boomers, millennials to dictate market

CHICAGO – The behavior of two population groups, the baby boomers and the millennials, will have outsized influence on real estate markets in the...

Warren Group: Foreclosures up in Mass.

BOSTON – The Warren Group reported an increase in foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts in May, a 53 percent climb over the same period last...

Moses Brown breaks ground on performance center

PROVIDENCE – The Moses Brown School recently began construction of the new Woodman Family Community and Performance Center. The 25,295-square-foot facility will include space...
"We have a real lack of good, quality inventory for sale or lease. There is no new speculative construction, both due to the high cost of construction and the low lease rates for these properties."

Five Questions With: Mike Giuttari

(Updated, 10:23 a.m.) Mike Giuttari, president of MG Commercial Real Estate Inc., leads one of Rhode Island’s largest commercial real estate brokerage firms. The company...
THE PROVIDENCE Neighborhood Revitalization Act would provide tax relief to developers, entrepreneurs or investors who build new construction or who rehabilitate vacant properties in specific neighborhoods.

Program looks to boost investment

PROVIDENCE – City leaders have proposed a new tax incentive program to spur investment in some of Providence’s poorest neighborhoods. The Providence Neighborhood Revitalization...
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