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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.

Five Questions With: June Speakman

State Rep. June Speakman, D-Bristol, will lead a special legislative commission to study low- and moderate-income housing in Rhode Island. A professor at Roger...

$1.33M sale in Fox Point is highest two-family home sale in...

PROVIDENCE – A duplex at 136 Transit St. in the Fox Point neighborhood of the East Side has sold for $1.33 million. It is...

Southside Providence residents sought for focus groups on preservation policies

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society is working with the South Providence Neighborhood Association on an initiative that will examine how historic preservation has...

Legislation allows seniors to reduce property taxes by volunteering

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly has approved legislation that would allow property owners aged 60 or older to reduce their property taxes by...

Report: R.I.’s ‘housing wage’ climbs to $14.24 per hour, $46.9K per...

PROVIDENCE – The amount of money a Rhode Islander has to earn to afford an apartment continues to climb. A new national report puts...

Many primary care practices in R.I. opting to not offer COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – About two-thirds of primary care practices in Rhode Island have either not responded to or declined a request from the R.I. Department...

Workforce-housing units to be created in 4 mill, office building conversions

PROVIDENCE – Four projects in Providence and West Warwick will receive funding from the R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. to help create workforce-priced...

12-story apartment building proposed for Jewelry District

PROVIDENCE — The city has started reviewing plans for a 12-story residential building in the Jewelry District, on a site now occupied by parking...

Legislative leaders weigh next steps following McKee’s veto of short-term rental...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island legislative leaders are weighing their options, following a veto by Gov. Daniel J. McKee of legislation that would create a...

New apartment building proposed for Wayland Square

PROVIDENCE – A proposal for a five-story residential apartment building, over retail, near Wayland Square will be heard in a public hearing on July...
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