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REBIRTH? Jan Brodie, executive director of the Pawtucket Foundation, stands outside an abandoned industrial building at Conant and Pine streets in Pawtucket that city officials hope will be part of the redevelopment envisioned around a commuter rail and bus station scheduled to be finished in 2022. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Industrial area on cusp of revival in Pawtucket

When Eric DaRosa’s family opened North East Knitting Inc. on Conant Street in Pawtucket, the neighborhood was in rough shape. Many of the historic mill...

Vicente’s Supermarket to open in former Ocean State Job Lot

PAWTUCKET – A vacant retail store is being renovated for Vicente’s Supermarket, a family-owned market that features Portuguese, Cape Verdean, Haitian, Central American and...
PAWTUCKET HAS expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents old enough to get the virus. Similarly, Providence has expanded access to the vaccine to residents 18 years or older in five hard-hit zip codes. / AP FILE PHOTO/UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Pawtucket opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to most residents; Providence expands access

Pawtucket announced on Monday it has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents old enough to get a vaccine at city clinics. Similarly, Providence has...

Pawtucket launches small-business forgivable loan program

PAWTUCKET – The city recently launched a forgivable loan program designed to help hard-hit small businesses with demonstrated revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic,...
PAWTUCKET AND CENTRAL FALLS have hired a consultant to joint economic development plan, workforce and business development assessment and feasibility study. The project will include recommendations for development around the the incoming train station which is being built at the site above. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket and Central Falls hire consultant for economic development

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket and Central Falls have hired McCabe Enterprises to consult on a joint economic-development plan and workforce and business-development assessment, the municipalities...
LOCKWOOD DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS has closed on a dealt o acquire a portion fo the former Memorial Hospital site. / COURTESY CITY OF PAWTUCKET

Lockwood Development closes deal for former Memorial Hospital site

PAWTUCKET – A developer has finalized a deal to acquire the former Memorial Hospital site from Care New England Health System, Mayor Donald R....

Pawtucket hires public health and equity leader

PAWTUCKET – The city has announced the appointment of a new public health and equity leader. Elizabeth Damoura Moreira, a city resident, begins her new...

Tidewater Landing project agreement extended for a fifth time

PAWTUCKET – More than one year and five extensions after plans were announced to revitalize downtown Pawtucket with a waterfront, mixed-use development anchored by...
CHANGING WORKPLACE: Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is one of hundreds of city workers who will be filing for unemployment one day a week because Pawtucket is shutting down services on Fridays to save money. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BUDGET CRUNCH: Revenue is down, deficit is up, and R.I. still...

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien never thought he’d have to close down his city on Fridays to save money, but in the absence of...
THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET has made preliminary moves to enable the use of eminent domain over the five privately-owned parcels that constitute the Apex site in Downtown Pawtucket. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Pawtucket moves to enable use of eminent domain for Apex site

PAWTUCKET – The city has taken preliminary moves to acquire the Apex site by eminent domain. The city sent a letter to the Pawtucket City...

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