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City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...

Soccer project has support PawSox lacked

Pawtucket’s future looks brighter thanks to a proposed $400 million development that includes a soccer stadium, hotel, mixed-use and commercial space, and an indoor...
Bruce Newbury

R.I. restaurants cooking up some good deeds

This time of the year, there is a kindness movement that almost everyone joins. It may be the magic of the season. At the...
COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

City must stop throwing roadblocks in front of worthy developers

Despite all the talk about making Providence more hospitable for developers, some city officials continue to throw roadblocks in front of worthy projects. The latest...

$400M project proposed for Pawtucket waterfront

PAWTUCKET – A $400 million development project that includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, 200-room hotel and a pedestrian bridge over the Seekonk River is...
A RENDERING of a proposed soccer stadium and related developments around Pawtucket's waterfront. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Is professional soccer popular enough in this area to support a...

A $400 million Pawtucket development project that includes a soccer stadium has the backing of state and city political leaders, in part due to...
SABINA MATOS, Providence City Council president, has introduced proposed ordinances that will alter how and where the city issues nightlife licenses, among changes to entertainment regulations. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL

Matos to introduce nightlife ordinances to City Council

PROVIDENCE – City Council President Sabina Matos will propose changes to city regulations on nightlife entertainment and establishments, including new liquor licenses, she announced...
ALBERTO FORNARO, chief financial officer of IGT is set to leave the company at the end of January. / COURTESY INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY PLC

IGT chief financial officer to leave company

PROVIDENCE – International Game Technology PLC Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Alberto Fornaro has resigned from the company, IGT announced on Monday. The...
A RENDERING of a proposed soccer stadium and related developments around Pawtucket's waterfront. / COURTESY R.I. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

$400M project selected for Pawtucket waterfront

PAWTUCKET – A $400 million development project that includes a soccer stadium is planned for the city's waterfront, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Mayor...

WJAR: McCoy Stadium plans to be announced Monday

PROVIDENCE — State and local officials are expected to announce Monday afternoon plans regarding the future of McCoy Stadium, WJAR-TV NBC 10 reported Wednesday. While...
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