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Is crackdown coming on strip clubs?

Are Providence authorities sending a message of a coming crackdown to so-called “adult entertainment” businesses with their recent short-lived closure of the Foxy Lady...
CREATIVE MIND: Alison Van Hemelrijck, owner of Rijck Leather, in her studio at Shady Lea Mill in North Kingstown. Van Hemelrijck previously worked in fashion design in California before switching gears to become a leather-goods manufacturer. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Rijck Leather easy to identify with

A 2007 University of Rhode Island graduate, Alison Van Hemelrijck escaped the cold of New England for a career in fashion in Los Angeles....

Tax overhaul changes haven’t deterred charitable giving

For Lynn O’Marra, Blum, Shapiro & Co. PC tax principal, 2018 stands out in her nearly 25-year tenure in the industry as a memorably...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Stefan Pryor

5Q: Stefan Pryor | Secretary of commerce, Rhode Island1. What was it like being president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. in the aftermath...
AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION: The Providence rail station, the proposed center of an intermodal transit hub, is getting pushback on a number of fronts, despite the city’s need for improved public transportation infrastructure.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Prov. transit projects should be supported, not undercut

A number of residential and commercial interests have filed suit to stop work on one piece of a series of projects aimed at improving...
STEEL STRAWS: Brooke Finocchiaro is seated at The Nitro Bar in Providence that is owned and operated by her sister Audrey Finocchiaro. After working there for three months and being fed up with how much plastic gets used and then becomes litter, Brooke Finocchiaro started Stop Sucking RI, which sells stainless steel straws. / COURTESY STOP SUCKING RI/ALEX BRENNAN

The last straw in fight vs. plastic litter

After nearly three months working at her older sister’s coffee shop, The Nitro Bar in Providence’s West End, Brooke Finocchiaro was fed up with...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really.But...

Economy finally coming through for workers

Saying that higher wages were coming wasn’t an especially popular viewpoint as recently as 2016. It was a little less radical to suggest that...

Who Owns The Block?

Warwick Avenue Bellevue Avenue to Toledo Avenue WARWICK PBN RESEARCH AND PHOTOS/James Bessette  | PBN GRAPHIC/Lisa Lagreca

Hull to again chair black caucus group

REP. RAYMOND A. HULL, D-Providence, was recently re-elected chairman of Region One of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. The group’s mission is...
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Tuesday October 30, 2018

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