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RIF education brainstorm draws diverse perspectives

PROVIDENCE - Educational equity. Universal pre-K. Transportation, teacher benefits and even amending the Rhode Island Constitution. Ideas big and small filled the room, shared in...
Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. died Friday at the age of 78. COURTESY R.I. JUDICIARY

Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr. dies...

PROVIDENCE – Retired R.I. Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr., who had served in that role for 18 years, died at home...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Transportation announced Thursday that construction on the Oxford Street Bridge replacement has been completed six months ahead of schedule and about $500,000 under budget. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-95 Oxford Street Bridge replacement completed ahead of schedule, $500K...

PROVIDENCE — Construction to replace the Oxford Street Bridge on Interstate 95 in the city was completed this week, six months ahead of schedule...

City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...

Soccer project has support PawSox lacked

Pawtucket’s future looks brighter thanks to a proposed $400 million development that includes a soccer stadium, hotel, mixed-use and commercial space, and an indoor...
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5 Questions with Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Councilwoman

Nirva LaFortune | City Councilwoman, Providence 1. You’ve been named a winner in the national 2019 New Ideas Challenge of the NewDEAL organization for...
A PROPOSED mixed-use building on Parcel 6 in the I-195 Redevelopment District in Providence will include space for apartments over a grocery store. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 panel moves to tackle housing dilemma

How much housing in the I-195 Redevelopment District is too much? Three of the four district parcels that have received approval for new development,...
COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

City must stop throwing roadblocks in front of worthy developers

Despite all the talk about making Providence more hospitable for developers, some city officials continue to throw roadblocks in front of worthy projects. The latest...

U.S. economy keeps defying the recession odds

It’s impressive how well the U.S. economy has held up during the past year. As early as 2018, leading indicators were suggesting a heightened...

Cordeiro gets $1.3M grant for residential housing redevelopment project in Fall...

FALL RIVER – Developer Anthony Cordeiro has received a $1.3 million grant to help fund the redevelopment of two historic buildings in the city,...
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