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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.

Transit users criticize proposal to spread bus routes among three Providence...

PROVIDENCE – Transit advocates, including people who regularly ride the R.I. Public Transit Authority buses, say the state is making a mistake in dividing...

Procaccianti Cos. launches Neon Marketplace convenience store brand

MIDDLETOWN – The Cranston-based Procaccianti Cos. has launched a convenience store brand, with the first installation at a busy intersection in Middletown. Neon Marketplace, which...

Ortho Rhode Island building reaches ‘topping off’ point

WARWICK – A new headquarters for Ortho Rhode Island has reached the “topping off” phase of construction, the point at which the last structural...
DISTANCE LEARNING: As a precaution against COVID-19, international student Grace Deng, who will be a senior this year at Brown University, plans to take her courses online while living in Providence when classes resume in the fall. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

International students face tough choices

Michael Chen feels fortunate. The Brown University student from Italy was able to stay with relatives in Utah when classes shut down in March...
John Goncalves / Courtesy John Goncalves

Five Questions With: John Goncalves, Providence city councilman

1. How has your professional background prepared you for the new role as councilman representing Ward 1 in Providence, which includes Fox Point? First,...

Three new bus hubs connecting bus service to rail at Providence...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation is moving forward on design and construction of a series of new bus hubs, intended to improve...

Tiverton horse farm overlooking salt marshes sells for $1.9M

TIVERTON – A shingle-style house and horse farm overlooking the town’s salt marshes has sold for $1.9 million, the highest price for the community...

Public hearing scheduled for boutique hotel project on College Hill

PROVIDENCE – The Smart Hotel project, which would place a boutique hotel near Brown University on College Hill, is scheduled for a public hearing...

Multifamily investment property sells for $1.2M in North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Two multifamily buildings in the town were sold on June 26 for $1.2 million, according to Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal,...

I-195 Commission cuts price for Parcel 6 to $100K, site requires...

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Wednesday agreed to cut the price of Parcel 6 by $900,000, a concession before closing that...

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