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A $500 MILLION PENSION obligation bond issue had been given the go-ahead by state legislators and Providence voters in order to ease the city's pension problems, but rising interest rates have put that bond issue in question. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence $500M bond issue to ease pension woes in jeopardy because...

Rising interest rates have thrown a monkey wrench into Providence’s plan to borrow $500 million to ease its deepening pension problems, and some say...

Commonwealth Care Alliance opens Rhode Island headquarters

PROVIDENCE - Commonwealth Care Alliance officially opened its Health Rhode Island headquarters on Thursday morning, the organization’s first office in the state, located in...

Mayoral primary victor Brett Smiley now focused on transition

PROVIDENCE – Less than 24 hours out from their hard-won primary victories, state and local candidates are gearing up for general election races. However, not...

Smiley will be Providence’s next mayor after Democratic primary win

PROVIDENCE – Brett Smiley will be the city’s next mayor.  Smiley, a top aide to former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, defeated Gonzalo Cuervo and Nirva...
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND Democratic candidates will be decided upon Tuesday in the state's primary election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Voters deciding Tuesday on R.I. gubernatorial, congressional, Providence mayoral candidates

PROVIDENCE – After several weeks of campaign messages, debates and verbal jabs, voters on Tuesday will decide on multiple Rhode Island candidates seeking high-profile...

Heavy rains cause massive flooding across R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The heavy rain that caused street flooding and forced the closure of major roads across the state on Labor Day continued on...

Providence mayoral candidates spar over education, redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – With less than two weeks until the primary election, the claws have started to come out in the three-way city mayoral race. Candidates...

Providence mayoral candidates talk housing, education in Rotary forum

PROVIDENCE – Whether it's public safety perceptions, a struggling public school system or a housing scarcity, each of the three Providence mayoral candidates each...

Foulkes outspends gubernatorial opponents in latest campaign finance filing

Democratic candidate Helena Buonanno Foulkes has raised and spent more money than any other candidate in the gubernatorial race since July, yet she still...
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.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

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...
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