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Mary MacDonald

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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.

Providence Biltmore Hotel becomes Graduate Providence

PROVIDENCE – The rebranding of the Providence Biltmore Hotel to the Graduate Providence became public this week with the installation of a new sign...

Five Questions With: Ann Enos

Ann Enos, director of professional development for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors, recently spoke to the Providence Business News about its new education...

Knead Doughnuts expands into larger commercial kitchen, plans third shop

PROVIDENCE – The artisan doughnut company Knead Doughnuts has expanded its production into a 5,000-square-foot commercial kitchen at the Providence Kitchen Collaborative, formerly the...

Woonsocket demolishes riverfront duplex on Blackstone River bike path

WOONSOCKET – The city demolished a vacant structure along the Blackstone River on Tuesday, the 28th in its so-called blight reduction program.The property, at...

State senate bill would strengthen protection of woodlands

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island state senator has introduced a bill that would create a commission that would identify ecologically significant woodlands and draft...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Foundation helps fund 2020 Census count outreach and education

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island, the...

Businesses seek study of minimum wage hike

Rhode Island again is considering an increase in the minimum wage to stay competitive with surrounding states, including Massachusetts.Among New England states, only Connecticut...
FRESH FRIENDSHIP: Fresh Mode Screen Printing co-owners Jake Fahrenholz, left, and Ethan Colby work on hoodies for a client. The pair became friends at the age of 15, attended college together and opened Fresh Mode in 2006.
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Fresh Mode’s custom prints make a mark

Going into business with a high school friend might seem like a mistake. But the partnership behind Fresh Mode Screen Printing Inc. includes a...
PERSONAL TRAINING: From left, Kathy Lyons, Amy Cham, Jaime Hayes and Tracy Lombard opened On the Ropes Boxing and Fitness in January in a former garage building at Pontiac Mills in Warwick, where they offer drop-in classes, regular classes and personalized fitness.
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Fitness that packs a punch

The boxing gym has come a long way, and a new one in Warwick seeks to broaden the sport beyond its traditional base.On the...
FIVE DEVELOPMENT companies are interested in building new structures on Parcel 28 in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District, and the first of them made their pitches public in a meeting of the district’s commission Wednesday. In this rendering, the apartments over retail design of the DMG Investments/Bergmeyer proposal is shown. / COURTESY I-195 DISTRICT COMMISSION.

Developers propose apartments, retail, modern office space for Parcel 28 in...

PROVIDENCE – Five development companies are interested in building new structures on Parcel 28 in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District and the first of...
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