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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...
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 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...
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...
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