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AS PART OF A MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL initiative to be more inclusive, the Pawtucket Red Sox will be renamed the Osos Polares de Pawtucket, “Polar Bears of Pawtucket” in English, during all Tuesday games this season. The program was revealed at a Tuesday morning press conference at Ella Risk Elementary School in Central Falls, a school that has about a 78% Hispanic student population, according to the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

PawSox to play as ‘Osos Polares’ on Tuesdays this season

PAWTUCKET – On Tuesdays this season, the Pawtucker Red Sox will play under a new name: Osos Polares de Pawtucket, or in English, the...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Should the R.I. House put the Pawtucket Red Sox deal passed...

Another week, another PawSox controversy. Build Rhode Island, a labor/management support organization in the construction trades, commissioned and then released a poll gauging public...

PawSox owners should pay bigger share of funding for new ballpark

To the Editor: A simple survey asking Rhode Islanders of their interest in minor league baseball and whether or not they would attend games in...
A SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY Build Rhode Island found that Rhode Islanders would support a plan, such as the current proposed plan, in which state and local funds would be used and repaid through tax collections and naming rights. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Poll: Rhode Islanders support PawSox stadium if deal pays for itself

PAWTUCKET – Build Rhode Island released a poll about the Pawtucket Red Sox’s Ballpark at Slater Mill plan conducted by Fleming & Associates of...
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PBN takes top honors in New England for general excellence and...

BOSTON – Providence Business News was awarded first place for general excellence as well as best overall website for a specialty publication on Saturday...
WHILE THE R.I. SENATE has passed legislation that creates the financing framework for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, the House has yet to give an indication that it will vote on the deal to build the Ballpark at Slater Mill complex.

Grebien: Performing arts center being considered for Ballpark at Slater Mill...

PAWTUCKET – There are ongoing discussions to incorporate a Pawtucket Performing Arts Center into the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox Ballpark at Slater Mill, Pawtucket...

Which poll is right on PawSox?

What does the public think of the current financing proposal for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox?Ask House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello,...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, is seen in his office at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello says PawSox need to hold public meetings, then revise stadium...

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, speaking before an audience of state business and labor leaders, said Wednesday the Pawtucket Red Sox need...
R.I. AUDITOR GENERAL Dennis E. Hoyle released a report Friday that found the state worker pension plans had strong investment returns in fiscal 2017 but have fallen further behind their contractual payout obligations in the last three years. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State worker pension system had strong returns in ’17 but liability...

PROVIDENCE – Despite growing $686 million in fiscal 2017, the financial health of the state’s retirement system by some measures has declined in recent...
LEADING BY FOLLOWING: House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has promised a House hearing on a Senate-passed financing plan for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But the Cranston Democrat thinks most voters oppose public financing for the ballpark and has said he’s inclined to follow their will on the issue. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Are you satisfied with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello’s response to...

The state Senate recently approved a financing package to allow construction of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox.The $83 million ballpark in Pawtucket...
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