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Smart incentives help seal deal

Certainly it was good news when Rubius Therapeutics Inc. announced its intention to open a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. It didn’t have to...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed a bill that is designed to facilitate the proposed Hope Point Tower on Parcel 42 of the I-195 Redevelopment District. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

With Raimondo’s signature, Hope Point Tower project continues on to Providence...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed the bill passed by the General Assembly to facilitate the construction of the Hope Point Tower on...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint against 21 fossil fuel companies for their alleged knowing contribution to climate change and sea-level rise, seeking to recoup some of the cost that climate change has on Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Attorney General files lawsuit against fossil fuel companies for impact...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a complaint in Providence County Superior Court, suing 21 of the world’s largest fossil...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Carpionato Group President and Chief Operating Office Kelly Coates details the many investments the company has made and is still making in Rhode Island, including in Cranston's Chapel View and in the former Interstate 195 land in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, June 11, 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...
HOUSING AROUND: Barbara Fields, executive director at R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., has earned a reputation as a passionate proponent of affordable housing. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fields improves how R.I. Housing fosters community, opportunity

Industry Leader, Social Services | Barbara Fields, R.I. Housing While Barbara Fields may not remember the exact moment she decided what she wanted to...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments? How does...
THE PROVIDENCE City Council on Thursday pushed forward a zoning change that would allow a New York developer to construct the city’s tallest building.Above, a rendering of the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY FANE ORGANIZATION

Providence should not let past strangle its future potential

By rejecting the Fain Organization’s proposed changes to zoning in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District, the Providence City Plan Commission seems to be more...

Investing in innovation a good bet

Can $20 million reroute a state’s trajectory? That is the question that the Innovation Campus project seeks to answer. Using $20 million in voter-approved bond...
PROVIDENCE is transferring ownership of the Bome Theatre to Tavares LLC in exchange for a $2.2 million investment into the restoration of the property. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Providence transferring Bomes Theatre in exchange for $2.2M restoration investment

PROVIDENCE – The Bomes Theatre is being taken over by Fernando J. Tavares, owner of Tavares LLC, a local general contractor, the city announced...
A SIMPLE SOLUTION: R.I. Housing Executive Director Barbara Fields, pictured in the agency’s offices, believes one important step in tackling the state’s affordable-housing crisis is to build more housing.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Affordable housing is more than an inexpensive place to live

The inability of people – especially young people starting out in their careers with less than median salaries and high college debt – to...
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