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THE GREATER PROVIDENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE says it supports the recommendation by the city's Special Commission for Taxation and Revenue to lower the commercial property tax rate incrementally over five years despite there being no clear indication of the effect it might have on residential property taxes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

5-year proposal to lower Providence’s commercial property tax lauded

A special commission's recommendations that the city of Providence revamp its tax structure and lower its "punishing" commercial property tax rate over five years...

Providence City Council taps study commission to mull ‘alternative revenue...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nine–member commission to study the municipal tax system and make recommendations on ways to...
THE TAX BREAKS the city of Providence has given developer Arnold "Buff" Chace Jr. and entities controlled by Chace have prompted the City Council to hire legal help in potentially undoing that deal. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Could fighting tax deal prove costly for Providence?

The Providence City Council’s recent move to pursue legal action against a local developer’s tax deal may help the city recoup revenue from previously...

City Council reverses course, approving contested ProvPort tax and lease agreements

PROVIDENCE – After previously postponing a decision on controversial tax and lease agreements with the city’s primary port operator, Providence officials reversed course and...

Providence tourism district backed by key city panel

PROVIDENCE – The city finance committee on Monday unanimously supported creation of a Providence Tourism Improvement District to generate additional revenue to boost the...

Providence City Council grants first passage to FY2023 budget despite tax...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council on Monday narrowly approved a $568 million fiscal 2023 budget despite reservations about higher tax bills for city...

Lower residential tax rate, more ‘Superman’ building funding among budget changes

PROVIDENCE – The average residential tax bill is still going to rise, but potentially not by as much under further tax cuts set forth...
MUTED REACTION: Reaction to sections of new bike lanes on Empire Street in downtown Providence, pictured, has been muted, at least so far, unlike other areas of the city such as along South Water Street.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BATTLE LANES: Mobility advocates fight for space on road, but opposition...

The 8½-mile cycling route from Robert Isenberg’s ­Cranston home to his job at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island on Providence’s East Side...

City touts speed reduction from contested bike lane project

PROVIDENCE – A contested city project to build a bike lane along the Providence waterfront is already achieving its intended safety effects, according to...

Tale of 2 bike lanes: Providence moves ahead with contested South...

PROVIDENCE – Providence has pumped the brakes on a contested two-way bike lane along Mount Pleasant Avenue. But similar concerns have not stopped the city...
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