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TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...
CHIEF COMMUNICATOR: Arianne Corrente joined the Rhode Island Foundation six years ago and is now focused on raising the profile of the nonprofit as vice president of marketing and communications. 
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Communication key to raising funds at Rhode Island Foundation

2022 C-Suite Awards: Nonprofit/Social Service Agency | Arianne Corrente, Rhode Island Foundation vice president of marketing and communications Arianne Corrente has worked at the Rhode...

Five Questions With: Gianfranco Marrocco

The businessman behind a plan to rebrand Federal Hill as “Little Italy,” while championing al fresco dining in DePasquale Square, is now out of...
RENOVATED HOME: Homeowner Carlos Reyes, left, is pictured with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Smith Hill Community Development Corp. Executive Director Jean Lamb in front of his home at 120 Camden Ave. during ceremonies to celebrate homeowners moving into houses renovated under the city’s EveryHome program.
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One answer to blight

During a panel discussion in Providence following a screening earlier this month of a documentary featuring a family left homeless after an eviction, Mayor...
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HIGHWAY RELOCATION: Shown at right are the East Side parcels of developable land in the 40-acre Interstate 195 Redevelopment District of Providence. The district was created after the original Interstate 195, seen at far left, was federally relocated more than 10 years ago.
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Despite questions, I-195 District on course

When Robert Davis, a longtime real estate lawyer, joined the board of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission in 2015, he’d talk to potential developers...
ZOMBIE LEGISLATION: Despite being rejected two years ago by the General Assembly, the city has again proposed monetizing the water it owns to help it pay down long-term obligations to employees. 
 / COURTESY PROVIDENCE WATER SUPPLY BOARD

Elorza money-for-water pension fix should sink

Some ideas won’t die, no matter how bad they are. Two years ago Mayor Jorge O. Elorza floated a plan to create a new state-supported...

Five Questions With: Edward H. White Jr.

Edward H. White Jr. has served as the executive director of the National Grid Foundation since being named to the position in June 2017....
COURTESY Seth Jacobson

Rabbi receives lifetime achievement award

RABBI WAYNE M. FRANKLIN, leader of interfaith dialogues for Temple Emanu-El in Providence, was presented with the Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in...

Can a onetime garbageman who served on the state’s highest court...

A onetime garbageman who became an attorney and member of Rhode Island’s highest court, Robert G. Flanders Jr. has called himself the “embodiment of...
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 799 has reached an agreement with the city of Providence for $5.9 million to settle arbitration and unfair labor practices issues. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE FIREFIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 799

Providence reaches $5.9M agreement with firefighter’s union

PROVIDENCE – Providence has reached a $5.9 million resolution with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 799, the city announced Friday. “I am pleased...

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