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Public hearing set for hotel-funded Providence tourism district

PROVIDENCE – The city finance committee on Tuesday set a public hearing on a proposal to create a special district to raise revenue in...

Woonsocket City Council removes mayor from office

WOONSOCKET – The City Council has removed Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt from office in a split vote early Thursday morning, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported. After two...
DECISION TIME: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, seated, and the City Council must decide on $10 million in recommended spending for the city’s racial reparations program. Elorza is pictured in February at the announcement of his creation of a panel that has made spending recommendations for the program. 
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City must make clearer goals, scope of reparations program

Proposed spending for Providence’s still-evolving racial reparations program includes several worthy suggestions. Among them, funding for homeownership, workforce training and support for small businesses. The...

Elorza unveils spending details for $10M racial reparations program

PROVIDENCE – Lofty visions for how to atone for centuries of racism and discrimination are becoming clearer, with a rough plan for how the...
MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza on Tuesday unveiled a $567 million fiscal 2023 budget proposal with major cuts to city tax rates to offset higher property values. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza proposes tax cuts to offset higher property values as part...

PROVIDENCE – As property values soar under a recent city revaluation, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza wants to slash tax rates for the fiscal year...

Residents, activists urge lawmakers to stop Sea 3 Providence expansion

PROVIDENCE - Noxious fumes, truck traffic that rattles nearby homes with vibrations and the potential for explosions were among the warnings from residents and...

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,...
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