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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.

New Providence hotel names general manager, director of sales

PROVIDENCE – Zach Schwarting has been appointed as the general manager of the Homewood Suites by Hilton Providence Downtown Hotel, the parent company announced...

Public housing in Rhode Island goes smoke-free

PROVIDENCE – A new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has required public-housing communities to ban indoor smoking.In Rhode Island,...

Industrial park businesses create program to combat litter

LINCOLN – Companies who occupy the New England Way Industrial Park have created a long-term community program aimed at keeping the park clean and...

Raimondo pledges to expand Rhode Island Promise program if re-elected

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed to dramatically expand the Rhode Island Promise program, if re-elected to a second term.The scholarship program...
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Five Questions With Jessica Salter

Jessica Salter | Director of development, Amos House1. When was the Amos House Mother-Child Reunification Program started and what is its goal? The …...
HEIGHTENED INTEREST: James Fowler Jr., second from left, vice president for enrollment management at Salve Regina University in Newport, meets with students Tim Mentor, left, a sophomore majoring in political science; Mohammad Meraay, standing right, a junior majoring in marketing and business; and Santiago Durango, a junior majoring in political science. Fowler says prospective students and parents are more interested in how alumni fare with job placements than they were 10 years ago.
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Measuring college success in job placement

When choosing a college, students may focus on the experience they’ll have for the next four years of their life. But increasingly they and...

Jewelry District building sells for $2M

PROVIDENCE – A three-story building at 71-85 Richmond St. sold in mid-July for $2 million, about twice its assessed value.The property owned by Asset...

Five Questions With: Rafael Cordero

Rafael Cordero, a former internet technology project manager, has embraced a second career as owner of a Pillar to Post Home Inspectors franchise. Cordero,...

New customer service center opens in Pastore Complex

CRANSTON – A newly constructed customer service center for the R.I. Attorney General’s Office opened recently at 4 Howard Ave. in the Pastore Complex.At...

Designer Kyla Coburn featured on documentary series ‘The Professionals’

PAWTUCKET – Interior designer Kyla Coburn of Kyla Coburn Designs was featured on a recent episode of the OZY.com documentary series, “The Professionals.”The episode...
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