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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.
The Carpionato Group has leased three of the former Benny's locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

3 Benny’s sites leased in East Providence, Seekonk

EAST PROVIDENCE – Three of the former Benny’s stores, in East Providence and Seekonk will be converted to Dollar General stores, a national discount...

Narragansett condo sells for $1.4M

NARRAGANSETT – An oceanfront condominium sold Dec. 17 for $1.4 million, the highest price for a condo sale in the town since June 2017.The...

Five Questions With: Sarah Bratko

Sarah Bratko is the manager of governmental affairs for the Rhode Island Hospitality Association, which represents more than 800 hospitality-related businesses in the state,...

Citizens provides $10M construction loan for affordable housing

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank, through its Community Development Group, has provided a $10 million construction loan to Shannock Falls LP, an entity created by...

Lawn Love starts service in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Lawn Love, an app-based service for lawn care and snow shoveling on demand, has started Providence-based services.The snow-removal services are aimed at...

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy secures $3K grant

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has awarded the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy a $3,000 grant for Greater Kennedy Plaza...
A STUDIO unit at the Ocean House has sold for $1.8 million./COURTESY MOTT & CHACE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Ocean House studio condo sold for $1.8M

WESTERLY – A nearly 900-square-foot condominium at Ocean House has sold for $1.8 million, according to Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Friday.The unit,...
HYBRID PRODUCT: Geraldine B. Cunningham, president and CEO of First Financial Advisory Services, with Matthew Cunningham, left, and Peter Robinson, at her Westerly office. Cunningham said her business has seen more interest in a hybrid long-term care insurance product that allows people to pay over a 10-year period while they are still working and includes a death benefit if the person dies before using the long-term care services.  
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Insurance policies target long-term care

Baby boomers are planning for end of life, transforming a relatively new insurance option that combines long-term care and life insurance into a $4...
AT THE CONSTRUCTION site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut. A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford center, scheduled to open by June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Temporary parking lot to be created for Wexford Science & Technology...

PROVIDENCE – A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford Science...

RWU ‘tops off’ work on new School of Engineering building

BRISTOL – Contractors building the $13.8 million School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management building at Roger Williams University completed the steel framework this...
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