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Providence Finance Committee approves $540M FY22 budget

PROVIDENCE – A nearly $540 million spending plan for fiscal 2022 will now head to the Providence City Council after receiving the city Finance...

TSA changes would slow development

It will be interesting to hear how developers react to newly proposed changes to tax-stabilization agreements in Providence. As proposed by Providence City Council President...

Change is coming at Metacomet

Development doesn’t always equal progress and prosperity, or the certain destruction of natural resources and residential neighborhoods. The truth is rarely so black and white....

Hotel debate welcome sign in capital

The Providence City Plan Commission’s June 16 approval of a five-story hotel on College Hill was a welcome sign of normal, albeit hotly debated,...
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...

Former City Council president pleads no contest to embezzlement, steps down

PROVIDENCE – Former City Council President Luis Aponte pleaded no contest to a felony count of embezzlement in R.I. Superior Court, Attorney General Peter...

Too many contractors exploit workers

As a state with a lot of competing interests, Rhode Island knows that solving a problem means you’ve got to work together. Today, our...
TAKING A STAND: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a proposed change to city zoning regulations that would have allowed the Fane Organization to build a 600-foot tower in the former Interstate 195 land? Was that a good decision by the mayor? / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Do you agree with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s decision to...

Hope Point Tower, the 46-story, nearly 600-foot residential building that New York developer The Fane Organization wants to build on former Interstate 195 land...
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Five Questions With Joseph Solomon

Joseph Solomon | Mayor, Warwick 1 You are a former city councilman who has taken the place of a longstanding mayor. How are you...

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