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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.
WARWICK MAYOR Scott Avedisian is seen at the InterLink garage at 700 Jefferson Blvd. He said the city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode Island Builders Association, which had called the fees unfair.
/ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Warwick plans to lower building permit fees to encourage development, settle...

WARWICK – The city plans to lower its building permit fees to spur additional development and to settle a lawsuit filed by the Rhode...

Chace to buy ProJo HQ from Belo, looks to maintain office...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Journal building is under agreement for sale to local development company Cornish Associates, which hopes to close on the property...
PANELISTS AT THE PBN summit on health care reform and the insurance exchange included: Lester Schindel, president and CEO of CharterCare Health Partners; Dr. Gus Manocchia, senior vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of RI; Sandra Coletta, chief operating officer for Care New England; and Dr. Andrew Sussman, president of MinuteClinic and executive vice president/associate chief medical officer for CVS Health. / PBN PHOTO/RUPER WHITELEY

Affordable Care Act explored at PBN summit

WARWICK - Five years after the enactment of the federal Affordable Care Act, health care providers, insurers and businesses in Rhode Island are still...
HEAVY SNOW and blizzard conditions are seen in Providence on Jan. 27 during the storm known as Juno. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

R.I. has until March 27 to apply for FEMA disaster declaration...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has an extended deadline to submit its application for a FEMA disaster declaration for the January blizzard. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...
JOLT OF ENERGY: Stephanie Additon, CEO of Java Skincare, founded the company in 2013. Its products are now sold in 45 spas and boutiques in five states, as well as through its website. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Care competition brewing

COFFEE IS THE SECRET WEAPON in many a morning routine. It's also the inspiration for a Rhode Island business that is using a coffee-based...

Winter wonderland or disaster?

When does a blizzard progress from a costly storm to a legitimate disaster? Rhode Island will soon find out.The damage wreaked by the January...

Giving new ?life to worn ?castoffs

Industrial remnants have become raw materials for two sisters, whose interior-design gallery, Silver Hippopotamus, makes beautiful objects out of worn castoffs.Beth Scanlon Melfi, an...
UNIFIED APPROACH: Nurses participate at an informational picket outside Women & Infants Hospital in Providence. The District 1199 Service Employees International Union says the hospital is hiring traveler nurses at a time when local candidates are seeking jobs. / COURTESY SEIU

Rx is needed for hospital disputes

(Updated, Feb. 23, 6:10 p.m.) All has not been well between labor and management at Rhode Island's two largest hospitals in recent weeks, with unions...

January passenger traffic up nearly 2% at Green

(Updated 8:49 a.m. to reflect corrected U.S. Airways numbers) WARWICK – January passenger traffic increased at T.F. Green Airport for the first time in...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES has awarded $10.2 million to Rhode Island to expand access to home health visitation to benefit mothers and infants in at-risk families.

U.S. HHS sending $10.2M to R.I. for home health visit expansion

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $10.2 million in federal funds to expand the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.Originally created...
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