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FIRST PHASE: At the construction site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 12, 2018

Despite false starts, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
A WORK IN PROGRESS: ­Competing agencies and their often at-odds agendas continue to make development in Providence less robust than it might be. 
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PAMELA BHATIA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 29, 2018

Despite some permitting improvements, developers often “going nowhere fast” in ProvidenceEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to...
BOND DECISIONS: Rhode Island voters will decide on three ballot measures in the Nov. 6 election totaling about $367 million in bonds: $250 million to upgrade primary- and secondary-education public schools; $70 million in renovations and new construction at the University of Rhode and Rhode Island College; and $47 million for green-economy and clean-water projects. 
 / PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 22, 2018

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand on the condition of public schools?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
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

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 9, 2018

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses look to city leaders for a boost.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
SEEKING RE-ELECTION: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, pictured, a Democrat, is running for re-election against two independent candidates, East Side resident Diane “Dee Dee” Witman and South Side resident Jeff Lemire.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 1, 2018

Can a self-described “pro -growth progressive” mayor boost investment in Providence?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
FORMER R.I. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Robert G. Flanders Jr., left, and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse are fighting for the right to represent the Ocean State in the Senate, where Whitehouse has been sitting since 2006. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 26, 2018

Race for U.S. Senate: Former SupCo judge takes on two-term incumbentEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
GOOD BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH: PBN's biannual Business Survey showed that while the Rhode Island economy continues to improve, business owners are taking a "wait-and-see" attitude before making major new investments.

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 10, 2018

Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
NEW ECONOMY: Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce, former CEO of Alex and Ani LLC, wants to design a new economy for the state, which he sees as a hub for blockchain, an emerging technology he says will replace the internet. 
/ PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 4, 2018

Self-described visionary Giovanni Feroce wants to disrupt how R.I. does business. Will voters follow?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC...
MINORITY VIEW: House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan has made a name for herself in the often-thankless role of political thorn in the sides of House Democratic leadership. This year the West Warwick Republican is hoping to raise her profile beyond Statehouse politics, taking on two challengers in the GOP gubernatorial primary.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Aug. 27, 2018

Can a former teacher-turned-House-minority firebrand capture the attention of voters in GOP primary?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
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