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Narragansett senior housing preserved, $9M upgrade planned

NARRAGANSETT – Two senior apartment communities will be preserved as affordable housing and undergo $9 million in renovations, through a recapitalization announced recently by...

R.I. Housing awarded $5.5M competitive federal grant for affordable housing

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. has been awarded a $5.5 million grant to finance the development, construction and preservation of...
RHODE ISLAND VOTERS are casting ballots for the March 2 special referenda election to authorize up to $400 million in bonds to fund seven proposed initiatives. / COURTESY OF R.I. SECRETARY OF STATE

Special election to determine fate of proposed bond issues for combined...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be going to the polls on March 2 to vote in the special referenda election on a series...
A GROUP OF nonprofits and R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. launched Monday its 'Yes on 3' campaign urging Rhode Islanders to approve the affordable-housing bond in the March 2 special election.

R.I. Housing, local nonprofits create ‘Yes on 3’ campaign urging voters...

PROVIDENCE – A group of nonprofits and the state’s housing agency are collaborating to urge Rhode Islanders to approve a bond measure next month...
Tiara Mack  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Tiara Mack

Tiara Mack | R.I. senator, D-Providence 1. In the primary, you beat longtime Democratic Sen. Harold Metts to become the first Black LGBTQ state...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...
NEW LEADERSHIP: House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, faces a host of challenging issues this year, including a pandemic-induced deficit estimated at up to $500 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic’s effects will dominate 2021 General Assembly session

The landscape has changed dramatically, literally and figuratively, for state lawmakers for what is shaping up to be among the most consequential General Assembly...

First R.I. community solar project at affordable-housing complex marks completion

WEST WARWICK – Cleaner and cheaper, solar-powered energy has reached the first Rhode Island affordable-housing residents, with real estate company Fairstead announcing on Monday...

Housing gap widens in R.I.

Every down economy has winners, and right now luxury homebuilders in Rhode Island have all the work they can handle. It was not that way...
CONSTRUCTION DISCUSSION: Dave Caldwell, left, co-owner of Caldwell & Johnson Inc., talks with employee Rob Ball about the progress on a home rebuild in Cranston recently. In the background, standing, is company co-founder Dave Caldwell Sr.  / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Caldwell & Johnson Inc. a homegrown family enterprise

For more than a half-century, Caldwell & Johnson Inc. has followed where the house building has gone in Rhode Island. Founded in the late 1960s,...

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