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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.
CUPBOARD WORK: Brady Parker, director of client services for East Providence-based Parker Construction, works on one of the residences the company maintains in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Caring for large estates is a year-round job

Behind every exceptional estate in Rhode Island is a cadre of largely unseen professionals who make sure the house and grounds keep looking like...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Melissa Sanzaro

Melissa Sanzaro | Executive director, Providence Housing Authority1. What is the Providence Housing Authority footprint for housing, and how has that changed over the...
CLARK SCHOETTLE, the longtime leader of the Providence Revolving Fund, will retire in June. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Revolving Fund executive director to retire

PROVIDENCE – Clark Schoettle, the longtime leader of the Providence Revolving Fund, will retire in June, the organization announced Thursday.Schoettle has served as executive...
PARCEL 1A, a section of undeveloped land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District in Providence, was included on the Providence Preservation Society's Most Endangered Properties list because it is threatened by inappropriate development. / COURTESY INTERSTATE 195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

Parcel in I-195 district named to PPS Most Endangered Properties list

PROVIDENCE – Typically, the Providence Preservation Society identifies buildings for inclusion on its Most Endangered Properties compilation. But this year, a parcel of undeveloped...
MICHAEL MITA is the broker and owner of RE/MAX Flagship in Narragansett. / COURTESY MICHAEL MITA

Five Questions With: Michael Mita

Michael Mita is the broker and owner of RE/MAX Flagship in Narragansett, where he oversees a three-person team. He spoke recently with Providence Business...
THE DEADLINE TO submit applications to the state of Rhode Island for the development of a state-supported Innovation Campus is March 2.

Deadline approaching for Innovation Campus submissions

PROVIDENCE – The deadline is approaching for submissions to the state of Rhode Island for the development of a state-supported Innovation Campus.Voters in 2016...
THE MAPLECROFT HOUSE at 306 French St. in Fall River, purchased by Lizzie Borden following her acquittal on murder charges in 1893, sold recently for $600,000. / COURTESY MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Maplecroft house sells for $600K in Fall River

FALL RIVER – The Maplecroft house, purchased by Lizzie Borden following her acquittal on murder charges in 1893, has sold for $600,000, Mott &...
EDMUND A. RESTIVO JR., a co-founder and managing partner of Providence-based accounting and business advisory firm Restivo Monacelli LLP, has been elected to the Providence Preservation Society’s board of trustees. / COURTESY RESTIVO MONACELLI

Restivo elected to Providence Preservation Society board of trustees

PROVIDENCE – Edmund A. Restivo Jr., a co-founder and managing partner of the accounting and business advisory firm Restivo Monacelli LLP, was elected to...
TWO 6-FOOT LLAMAS and a man made of car bumpers are among the scrap art sculptures installed in Kennedy Plaza in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ MARY MACDONALD

Scrap metal sculptures installed at Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE – A cluster of scrap metal sculptures has joined the historical monuments at Kennedy Plaza, the latest installation of public art in Providence...
THE EIGHT DOWNTOWN Providence submarkets had office vacancies in 2017 ranging from a low of 1.3 percent in the Empire submarket to a high of 14.9 percent in the Promenade area, according to an overview prepared for Rhode Island by CB Richard Ellis New England. / COURTESY CBRE

CBRE: Downtown Providence office vacancy rate drops to 11.9 percent

PROVIDENCE – How important is being able to walk easily from the office to a mass transit station? Enough to warrant a special mention in the market overview...
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