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THERE WERE SIX responses to an RFP for the redevelopment of McCoy Stadium and development of downtown Pawtucket. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Commerce receives 6 proposals for McCoy redevelopment/downtown Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – The R.I. Commerce Corp. received six proposals for the reuse of McCoy Stadium and the redevelopment of downtown Pawtucket, Commerce RI announced...
R.I. COMMERCE SECRETARY Stefan Pryor told PBN Tuesday that he is optimistic about Pawtucket's future following the issuance of a RFP for the redevelopment of McCoy Stadium and other sites in the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Area. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Following McCoy/Downtown RFP, Pryor optimistic about Pawtucket

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor told PBN Tuesday that he is optimistic about the future of downtown Pawtucket following the issuance of...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...

Fitch Ratings affirms Pawtucket IDR rating at ‘A-minus,’ general obligations at...

PAWTUCKET – The city received a bit of good economic news recently when Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit rating agencies, affirmed...
TOYMAKER HASBRO is considering moving out of its Pawtucket headquarters, shown above. The situation has prompted Rhode Island's political leaders to meet in December to discuss the situation. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

State leaders to meet Dec. 11 over potential Hasbro move

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's political leaders are set to meet in December to discuss how to respond to Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc. considering moving...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald R. Grebien, along with local officials, issued a call to action Wednesday for the state, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Hasbro to come together to find an economic package and agreement that would keep the toy company located in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Grebien calls on state and Hasbro to work together to keep...

PAWTUCKET – In a call to action, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien Wednesday issued a plea to the Governor’s Office, R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...

Diossa elected new president of Rhode Island League of Cities and...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns has elected Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa as its new president, the organization...
SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Given the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester, Mass.,...

With the reality of the departure of the Pawtucket Red Sox setting in, political leaders and small business owners are cassting about for ways...
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