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DO DEVELOPERS NEED HELPING HAND? Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has taken advantage of tax-sta-bilization agreements to redevelop a number of city properties, including the more than 150-year-old Case-Mead Building. Without such incentives, Paolino said the city is “behind the eight-ball” when it comes to development. But some challenge the need for the tax breaks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, April 9, 2018

Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the newspaper’s most recent cover story and other...
DO DEVELOPERS NEED HELPING HAND? Former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. has taken advantage of tax-sta-bilization agreements to redevelop a number of city properties, including the more than 150-year-old Case-Mead Building. Without such incentives, Paolino said the city is “behind the eight-ball” when it comes to development. But some challenge the need for the tax breaks. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence TSA update needed to increase investment

For years Providence has had a justly earned reputation as one of the most difficult cities in which to develop real estate. Between costs,...
A CELEBRATION AND AN INTERVENTION: AS220 founder Bert Crenca has installed a series of five murals on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank in the city to celebrate the city’s diversity. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Public art deserves support, especially on former I-195 land

In 1980, Providence passed an ordinance creating a public art program. Thanks to that forward-thinking action, art dots the landscape throughout the city, validating...

Those reviewing development should know all the rules first

With new projects being proposed on a regular basis in Providence, the biggest issue has moved from making development happen to managing that development,...
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