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PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence expands business loan fund to help companies hurt by COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is temporarily changing the terms of its business loan fund to help more businesses come up with the...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence to accept late tax payments, planning for cash flow shortage

PROVIDENCE – Acknowledging the tight financial situation prompted by increasing expenses and limited liquidity amid the coronavirus crisis, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence enacts further restrictions to nonessential businesses, crowd limits

PROVIDENCE - Beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, the city will prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people and close nonessential businesses, including gyms,...

Providence shuts down four more businesses for violating crowd, entertainment restrictions

PROVIDENCE – The city continues to crack down on businesses that violate restrictions on crowds and entertainment licenses, with four more shuttered since Sunday,...
COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

Providence nightclub, bakery shut down for violating new gathering, entertainment restrictions

PROVIDENCE - A strip club and a bakery with a nightlife scene have been shut down for violating newly issued restrictions on live entertainment...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has expressed opposition to a waste transfer site that would be located at 481-487 Allens Ave., pictured above. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Elorza opposes proposed Allens Ave. transfer station

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday said he opposes a proposed solid waste transfer station at 481 Allen Ave. The Ohio-based applicant, Allens...
EASY RIDER: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, pictured in 2016, says there’s still time for residents to weigh in on his plans for a network of connected “urban trails” for cyclists and others. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Forcing road changes on residents is bad politics, worse policy

There are many good reasons to encourage more bike travel in the capital city, including environmental and aesthetic benefits of reducing the number of...

Elorza calls for rental protections

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza publicly criticized the City Council’s finance committee this week for failing to recommend revisions to an existing ordinance...
PETER N. BRAMANTE has been named the new executive director for Newport-based Island Moving Company. / COURTESY ISLAND MOVING COMPANY

Island Moving Company names Bramante new executive director

NEWPORT — Peter N. Bramante began his new role as executive director of the Island Moving Company Thursday as the third executive director in...
A RENDERING of the proposed Hive Hotel Providence by Abdo Development. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Tax deal for Providence hotel project OK’d to go to mayor...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Tuesday night gave a second OK for a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn...

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