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Freestanding office building sells for $2M in Jewelry District

PROVIDENCE – A three-story renovated brick building and contents, at 89 Ship St., has sold for $2 million, according to Hayes & Sherry Real...

Five Questions With: Rachel Robinson

Rachel Robinson, the director of preservation for the Providence Preservation Society, recently spoke to the Providence Business News about some of the new entries...

Lululemon to open store in Wayland Square in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Lululemon Athletica Inc., a retailer of athletic wear best known for women’s yoga pants, will open a third store in Rhode Island...

Coldwell Banker opens Providence office

PROVIDENCE – The Warwick-based Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has opened a Providence sales office on the East Side, near Wayland Square. The offices are at...

Urban-revitalization specialist to speak at Roger Williams University

BRISTOL – Majora Carter, an urban-revitalization strategist, will speak on environmental equity in low-income neighborhoods at Roger Williams University. She will discuss how a clean...
SEEKONK RESIDENTS voted to reject a partial rezoning of the property at 800 Fall River Ave. from single-family use to multifamily use. / COURTESY TOWN OF SEEKONK

Seekonk residents vote down rezoning for multifamily use at Showcase...

SEEKONK - In a special town meeting, Seekonk residents voted down a proposed rezoning of land adjacent to the town’s former Showcase Cinemas site,...
THE HOME PRICE INDEX in Rhode Island increased 7.4 percent year over year in December, one of the fastest year-over-year growth rates in the country. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. Dec. HPI growth largest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – The home price index for a single-family home in Rhode Island increased 7.4 percent year over year in December, the fastest growth...
THE PROVIDENCE METRO ranked as the No. 18 least affordable housing market among the largest 100 metropolitan areas in the United States, based on an analysis of income, mortgage payments and property tax payments. / COURTESY REALTYHOP

Providence metro ranks No. 18 for largest U.S. home ownership burden

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 18 on a list of the largest home ownership burdens among the largest 100 metro...
THE PROPERTY AT 146 Brenton Ave. in Newport has sold for $7.3 million. / COURTESY GUSTAVE WHITE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

Newport estate sells for $7.3M

NEWPORT – The property at 146 Brenton Rd in Newport was sold for $7.3 million, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty announced Friday. The 6,232-square-foot home...
TAXATION NEEDS REPRESENTATION: A proposal in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2020 budget forces communities and the nontaxable nonprofits located in them to come to new arrangements to aid municipal governments. 
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LIFESPAN CORP.

Forcing nonprofits to pay taxes not a solution to budget issues

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget proposal includes a provision that would allow communities to levy taxes on nonprofit hospitals and colleges, potentially voiding many...
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