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GHOST TOWN: With few shoppers or passersby on the sidewalks, even during weekday hours, Main Street in downtown Pawtucket resembles more of a ghost town than an active city center. City officials hope a new train station and a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox will lead to further development. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pawtucket leaders think they finally have a plan to jump-start development....

Years of promises and waiting for new economic opportunities have made some residents and business owners jaundiced about a Pawtucket turnaround.If the so-called Ballpark...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A financing plan for a new PawSox stadium leaves the state...

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at development opportunities in Pawtucket and their implications for the city and state.)Attendees...
A RENDERING of a proposed site for the second North American Amazon.com Inc. headquarters in the Pawtucekt Central Falls Train District. / COURTESY CENTRAL FALLS

Pawtucket and Central Falls pitch Amazon HQ2 plan

PROVIDENCE – Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa announced that the two communities will respond to Rhode Island’s...

Baker named Person of the Year by Pawtucket Foundation

MICHAEL BAKER, president of Pet Food Experts, has been named Person of the Year by the Pawtucket Foundation for his contributions to enhancing the...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

What should the state and Pawtucket do now that Worcester is...

As talks with Worcester, Mass., officials to entice the Pawtucket Red Sox get more serious, what will state and local officials in Rhode Island...
DESPITE HIS DECADES as a major league baseball executive, Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino may be facing his most challenging job yet: convincing the voters of Rhode Island to help the PawSox build a new stadium. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Boston Globe: PawSox could leave the state

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Red Sox could soon be shopping for a new home the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday. While the article didn’t...
THE CITY OF PAWTUCKET has awarded a series of small-business grants and loans to local entrepreneurs and retail establishments who plan to improve their facades and create a more-welcoming street presence.

Pawtucket awards loans to local retail establishments to improve storefronts

PAWTUCKET – The city has awarded a series of small-business grants and loans to local entrepreneurs and retail establishments who plan to improve their...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...
NEW VISION: The former Pontiac Mills site in Warwick will be transformed into housing and commercial space, if developer Larry Silverstein, president of Baltimore-based Union Box Co., sees his plans realized. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The state’s new approach to incentives has developers pining for a...

Time matters in historic renovation, and nowhere is that clearer than at the sprawling Pontiac Mills in Warwick.The 19th-century textile mill was in a...

Are the PawSox worth investing in?

Should public money be used to help build a new $83 million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox?State leaders have been reluctant to weigh...
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