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A PROPOSED tax stabilization agreement between the city of Providence and the owners of the Industrial Trust Co. Building has already stirred a lot of debate before the details have been hammered out. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

‘Superman’ building will test city’s new tax stabilization policies

Reforms to the policies governing tax deals that Providence offers to real estate developers will be put to the test on the city's most...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL is moving ahead with budget changes to finalize and fill a Providence Police Department community relations role, after Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's original pick, Michael Stephens, above, drew criticism for his lack of law enforcement experience. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council moves to fill contested police community relations job

PROVIDENCE – The stalemate between Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s office and the City Council over a controversial police appointment appears to have ended. Elorza’s original...

PVDFest set to return June 10-12

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest, the annual citywide arts celebration, will officially return to the city’s downtown in June. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday the free...

Elorza drops vaccine requirement for city workers, offers testing alternative

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is dropping his previous ultimatum that city workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 or else lose their jobs. Elorza...

Providence lawmakers propose May special election for pension bond proposal

PROVIDENCE - Letting voters weigh in on whether the city should borrow money to shore up its pension system was one of the key...

Some call for reworking of Providence’s expiring tax agreements

With many of the tax deals Providence has with nonprofit colleges and hospital systems set to expire soon, some say it’s time to devise...

Elorza gives new February deadline for unvaccinated city workers to get...

PROVIDENCE - After previously defending his Jan. 14 deadline for city workers to get vaccinated or else risk losing their jobs, Mayor Jorge O....

City Council moves to prevent mass firing of unvaccinated police officers

PROVIDENCE - While nearly 80 city police officers at risk of losing their jobs for not getting vaccinated are still working for now, the...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT John J. Igliozzi has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to consider a proposal that would stop the firings of city workers who have not complied with the city vaccination requirement. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council seeks to block mass police firings ahead of vaccine...

PROVIDENCE – The looming deadline for Providence workers to get vaccinated has become the latest source of sparring between city lawmakers, who disagree over...

Lack of demand for small-business grant program creates questions about outreach,...

PROVIDENCE – If every little bit helps for suffering small businesses, you’d think $2,500 would have companies lining up in droves. But in the three...

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