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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...
THE PAWTUCKET RED SOX saw 409,960 people attend its games at McCoy Stadium in 2017. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

PawSox attendance 409,960 in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The Pawtucket Red Sox’s 2017 attendance totaled 409,960, 2,863 more attendees than 2016, according to the Pawsox 2018 Media Guide.The increase reverses...
AT A BREAKFAST hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, R.I. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello said the legislature had a new framework for the PawSox deal. / COURTESY U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/RYAN BRISSETTE

Mattiello addresses PawSox deal progress at Chamber breakfast

(Updated at 3:23 p.m.)LINCOLN – During an “eggs and issues” breakfast hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello...
The GROWSMART RI 2018 Power of Place Summit session, “The Ballpark at Slater Mill: Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” looked at the recent history of the stadium development proposal made by the Pawtucket Red Sox. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

GrowSmart RI panel discusses Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark

PROVIDENCE – If a new Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark was seen by the public as an economic development project for the state, and not...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO called on the House and its speaker, Nicholas A. Mattiello, to review the deal to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island Friday, expressing concern the team could move to Worcester, Mass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ ELI SHERMAN

Raimondo calls for PawSox action from the House

(Updated at 5:30 p.m. to correct to "Senate" in second paragraph.)PROVIDENCE – At a late Friday afternoon press event, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo called...
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