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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.
SITE VISITS: Geraldine Barclay King, owner of Geri’s Bluffing Boutique in Woonsocket, says she wants to see business resources meet business owners where they are working to learn about their challenges and needs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Everybody’s Business: ‘I knew … the odds would be against me’

(Editor’s note: This is the 11th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each is asked their views on...
SPECIAL ­FLAVOR: Leo Lin, foreground, is the manager of Good Fortune Supermarket, a Providence grocery store that offers a wide variety of Asian foods. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Specialty markets filling need and vacant properties

Andre and Angeline Dumas pushed a small metal carriage past the voluminous seafood displays at Good Fortune Supermarket recently. Twice a month, the couple...
Dr. Saul N. Weingart / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Five Questions With: Dr. Saul N. Weingart

Dr. Saul N. Weingart | President, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital 1. You became the president of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro...

Needed Slater overhaul will be costly

The price of transforming Eleanor Slater Hospital into a well-run, well-appointed hospital for Rhode Islanders with significant psychiatric or medical needs is unknown, but...

Law firm moves to Warwick following office building sale for $1.1M

CRANSTON – Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum Attorneys at Law Inc. has purchased new office space in Warwick, and sold its Class A office building at...

Bristol has highest nonwaterfront property sale in 10 years

BRISTOL – A shingle-style home on an inland lot sold recently for $2.75 million. It was the highest price for a nonwaterfront property in...

Wyoming Dam repair underway

HOPKINTON – A long-awaited, $2.9 million project to repair the Wyoming Upper Reservoir Dam in Hopkinton started last week. The state-owned, nearly 300-year-old dam impounds...

Neon Marketplace breaks ground in Warwick

WARWICK – Neon Marketplace, a convenience store, broke ground on its newest location recently, at 1776 Post Road in Warwick. The store is scheduled to...

R.I. Historic Tax Credit program receives $20M in state budget, after...

PROVIDENCE – After years of going without replenishment, the Rhode Island Historic Tax Credit program has received $20 million in new funds in the...

Cottage Plaza in Pawtucket is sold for $21.65M

PAWTUCKET — Cottage Plaza, anchored by a top-performing Stop & Shop supermarket, has sold for $21.65 million, according to Institutional Property Advisors, which represented...

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