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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.

City tries to ‘stir up the economy’

Providence is again positioning itself to help businesses benefit from celebrations ringing in the new year, though it will be a couple of months...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Touch of honey in the tub

If life gets so busy and scheduled that you only get 20 minutes a day to yourself, make them count.Bubble Bee Soapery, a new...
ADAPT TO SURVIVE: Ilana Ball, owner and president of Total Asset Solutions in Woonsocket, adapted her business selling homes and condos into property management and maintenance after her potential sales turned to rentals when the Great Recession hit in 2008.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No job too small for Total Asset’s Ball

Ilanna Ball jumped into real estate shortly after she graduated from Rhode Island College. She purchased her first investment property by age 21.She added...

American Institute of Architects Rhode Island honors local architects

PROVIDENCE – The 2018 Design Awards Program of the American Institute of Architects Rhode Island chapter has recognized the work of several Rhode Island-based...

Five Questions With: Zachary Weinberger

Zachary Weinberger, a partner at Sprout CoWorking LLC, spoke recently to the Providence Business News about the expansion of the Providence company into a...

$30M Residence Inn announced for Warwick

WARWICK – Pinnacle Hotel Management recently announced its intention to build a $30 million, 140-room Residence Inn by Marriott in City Centre Warwick.The location...

Colonial revival on East Side of Providence sells for $1.7M

PROVIDENCE – A historic home at 166 President Ave. has sold for $1.7 million, representing the third-highest price for a single-family home on the...

Whaley joins Randall, Realtors

WESTERLY – Kelly Whaley has joined Randall, Realtors in its Watch Hill offices in Westerly, according to a recent news release.A graduate of Rhode...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY will convene on New Year’s Day, swearing-in of 14 new state representatives and seven new senators. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

General Assembly to reconvene on New Year’s Day

(Updated at 4 p.m.)PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island General Assembly will convene on New Year’s Day on Tuesday, a rare holiday session because the...
CLUB PRESERVED: The Agawam Hunt country club in East Providence emerged from bankruptcy in March under a reorganization that sold the club assets to a new ownership group and which included the sale of a conservation easement to The Nature Conservancy.
 / COURTESY AGAWAM HUNT

Home sales cool; golf clubs on the move

The residential real estate market started to cool in 2018, returning to an equilibrium between buyers and sellers, after two solid years of appreciation...
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