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Five Questions With: Donald R. Grebien

Pawtucket is undergoing some major changes when it comes to real estate development, and the city government, led by Mayor Donald R. Grebien, is...

Rhode Island adds 130 beds, quarantine facility for homeless

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island is funding an additional 130 emergency shelter beds and reopening a COVID-19 quarantine facility for people dealing with homelessness,...

Pawtucket acquiring properties to construct affordable housing units

PAWTUCKET – After consulting with city residents about how the community should spend federal COVID-19 relief funding, the administration of Mayor Donald R. Grebien...
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...
A PREVIOUS PLAN to redevelop the Memorial Hospital site in Pawtucket proposed by Lockwood Development Partners failed to materialize. Above is a rendering of that proposal. New developers say they are basing their plans on Lockwood's work. / 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...
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