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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT In Rhode Island increased 5.2% year over year in July, the fastest rate of increase in New England./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment growth highest in New England in July

PROVIDENCE – The year-over-year construction employment growth rate in Rhode Island in July was the 15th-highest in the nation, according to the Associated General...
TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
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What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...

R.I. mortgage delinquency declines in May, still above U.S. rate

PROVIDENCE – The share of Rhode Island mortgages in 30-day-or-more delinquency in May was 4.2%, a 0.5 percentage-point decline year over year, CoreLogic said...
CAPITAL PROPERTIES reported a profit of $466,000 in the second quarter of 2019.

Capital Properties reports $466K profit in Q2

PROVIDENCE – Capital Properties Inc. reported a $466,000 profit in the second quarter of 2019, a 9.9% decline year over year.Earnings per diluted share...

Marine life education entity purchases conference center in Exeter

EXETER – An entity that plans to produce environmental programs on marine life has purchased a property in Exeter most recently owned by the...

Five Questions With: Karen Santilli

Karen Santilli is the CEO and president of Crossroads Rhode Island, the state’s largest nonprofit that works with homeless individuals and families.On Thursday,...
THE PROPERTY at 125-127 Friendship St. in Providence has been listed by Capstone Properties. The property was formerly home to the club Ultra. / COURTESY CAPSTONE PROPERTIES

Capstone Properties lists former nightclub building in Jewelry District

PROVIDENCE – A building in downtown Providence that had accommodated nightclubs for more than 20 years is newly listed by Capstone Properties.The one-story building...

BankNewport in Washington Square to be renovated

NEWPORT – BankNewport has hired Sage Environmental, DBVW Architects and DiPrete Engineering to redesign and redevelop its offices in Washington Square.The project will update...

Quonnie Salt Pond home sells for $2M

CHARLESTOWN – A waterfront lodge-style house with a private deck and mooring sold recently for $2 million, according to a news release from Randall,...
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