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RIPTA IS ADDING two trips on the Route 61X bus service to better accommodate workers who live in the Greater Providence area that work at business and manufacturers in the Bristol and Warren area. Above, RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

RIPTA to add bus trips from PVD to East Bay to...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will offer two more trips on the Route 61X bus line to offer service to commuters who...
THE DEM has issued an RFP for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield remediation.

DEM issues RFP for $750K in brownfield grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has issued a request for proposals for $750,000 in grants allocated for brownfield cleanup and redevelopment...

Raimondo flexes political muscle

By halting a proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is showing leadership despite the...
A BULLY PULPIT? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has taken an active role in trying to get Lifespan and Care New England to complete a merger they have tried twice before, spending political capital that she has seemed reluctant to do in the past.
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DAVE HANSEN

A more muscular Raimondo is a good thing for Rhode Island

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has stepped in and told Rhode Island’s two health care systems – Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...
SLOW BUT SURE: The Wexford Science & Technology innovation center, left, and the public park, center, being built on the former I-195 land in Providence, are early pieces of the creation of a new neighborhood in the heart of Providence.
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Development of I-195 land satisfies some, not others

The grumbling is getting louder.Why is the commission charged with overseeing the I-195 Redevelopment District’s buildout allowing so much housing?Why is the Wexford Science...

Round 3 for Lifespan, CNE merger

The headline surprised many Rhode Islanders: “Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system.”So, for the moment at least, Lifespan Corp....
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has asked Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University to resume talks on forming an in-state academic medical center, following Partners HealthCare's withdrawal of its application to acquire CNE. / PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Partners withdraws CNE merger application, Raimondo urges in-state health care system

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said a desire for a cohesive Rhode Island medical network led her to halt a proposed merger between...
LAURA S. OLTON has been nominated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission. / COURTESY OFFICE OF GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo nominates Olton to head PUC

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has nominated Laura S. Olton to chair the R.I. Public Utilities Commission, the governor’s office announced Monday.Olton’s appointment...
IXBLUE DEFENSE SYSTEMS CEO Mack Barber speaks at the company's ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new American headquarters in Lincoln. Also attending were, from left, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whiteouse. / COURTESY COMMERCE CORP.

iXBlue Defense Systems opens Lincoln headquarters

LINCOLN – The company iXblue Defense Systems celebrated its new Lincoln headquarters’ ribbon-cutting Friday with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and...
STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
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Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally.Last fall the...
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