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WORCESTER, MASS., has spent more than $178,000 on consulting services in an attempt to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to Central Massachusetts. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

BBJ: Worcester has spent $178K to pursue PawSox

PROVIDENCE – Worcester, Mass., has spent more than $178,000 in eight months on consulting services to pursue the Pawtucket Red Sox, according to the...

GA approves PawSox stadium financing plan

PROVIDENCE – The Senate on June 22 gave its approval to House-passed legislation financing a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark in downtown Pawtucket.The bill,...
The General Assembly has authorized a bill that would clear the way for a Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in downtown Pawtucket./ PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

GA approves Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark financing plan

(Updated at 10:41 a.m. with Senate vote)PROVIDENCE — The Senate late Friday gave its approval to House-passed legislation financing a new Pawtucket Red Sox...
LOOKING TO MAKE A CHANGE: Cranston Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Allan W. Fung is looking to reverse the outcome of the election four years ago, when he lost to Gina M. Raimondo for the top Rhode Island office. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fung’s back! Do voters share his despair over the state’s direction?

Allan W. Fung, the nine-year mayor of Cranston, has launched a second campaign for governor, once again targeting now-incumbent Gina M. Raimondo, and pointing...

Fiscal issues still dogging Providence

With a small but significant upgrade to Providence’s bond rating, Moody’s Investors Services Inc. has given the city a positive shot in the arm.Crediting...
PROPOSED SITE: The Apex Department Store building in Pawtucket, the proposed location of a new PawSox ballpark, can be seen in the background during a walking tour of the city’s downtown area with Mayor ­Donald R. Grebien and Commerce Director Jeanne Boyle. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark House vote expected Friday, following committee approval

PROVIDENCE – The House is expected to take up the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark Friday afternoon, after the measure gained approval from the powerful...
The House Finance committee is expected to review Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark legislation Tuesday./PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

House committee reviews PawSox ballpark, no vote taken

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House Finance Committee took up the Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark bill Tuesday night, following late-session revisions that have sought to...
HOUSE SPEAKER NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO released a new proposal for legislation supporting financing for a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium in downtown Pawtucket that creates a tax increment financing district to mitigate the state's financial exposure in the project. / COURTESY PAWTUCEKT RED SOX

Mattiello releases new proposed PawSox stadium plan with TIF district

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello released a draft of newly proposed legislation put forth on a new Pawtucket Red Sox stadium designed...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT has denied appeals to the state pension class action settlement made in 2015. Both appeals were in cases against Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, in her capacity as governor of Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. Supreme Court denies appeals on state pension settlement

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court denied the appeals against the state pension class action settlement made in 2015 on Friday, affirming the judgement...

How public pensions can start healing

Public pension funds need help. Rather than offer specific investment recommendations, I am going to make some suggestions to help them think about what...
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