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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.

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...
THE SOUTH QUAY Marine Terminal in East Providence, at right, will receive up to $15 million in Rebuild Rhode Island tax credits to support development of facilities for offshore wind projects. / COURTESY RI WATERFRONT ENTERPRISES LLC

Development of East Providence marine terminal gains $15M in Rebuild Rhode...

EAST PROVIDENCE – A city waterfront area called the South Quay Marine Terminal will be redeveloped to support offshore wind developments, using up to...

Foam manufacturer to relocate HQ and manufacturing facilities to East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE – Future Foam Inc., an Iowa-based manufacturer of polyurethane foam products, will relocate its headquarters to East Providence, using incentives provided through...
NEW HOME: Nicole Tickner with her daughter Lily, and parents George and Judy Vit. They are in front of the South Kingstown house that Tickner bought for them after they moved to Rhode Island to be closer to their granddaughter. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Battling buyers: House hunters find fewer listings but overwhelming competition

Rhode Island has had a seller’s market for several years in single-family and multifamily homes, particularly for entry-level or median-priced houses. In the past...
NEW LIFE: Joseph Garlick, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, outside one of the downtown Woonsocket mill buildings that the organization is converting into live-work space for artists and businesses. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Vacant Woonsocket mills getting $22M makeover

The R.I. Commerce Corp. set up a streamlined review for historical rehabilitation projects this year, intended to reach more economic-development projects that needed $1...

PACE-RI purchases East Providence building for $3.8M, will move HQ

EAST PROVIDENCE — PACE Organization of Rhode Island, a nonprofit health plan for seniors with medical complexities, has purchased a new building for its...

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