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Ribbon cutting held for affordable housing property in Olneyville

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony for 30 new affordable rental apartments in the Olneyville neighborhood was held Monday.  The King Street Commons, located at 33...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE is partnering with The Providence Center, Family Service of Rhode Island to analyze its emergency response systems and to develop a behavioral health crisis response program designed to produce better physical and behavioral health outcomes for related calls to the city's Public Safety Department. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence partners with nonprofits to design behavioral health crisis response program

PROVIDENCE – The city has partnered with nonprofit agencies The Providence Center Inc. and Family Service of Rhode Island Inc., and community members to...
THE PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, the Providence Teachers Union and the R.I. Department of Education reached a tentative contract agreement.

State, Providence teachers reach tentative contract agreement

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education and Providence Public School District have reached a tentative contract agreement with the Providence Teachers Union, Gov....

Elorza signs $540M FY 22 spending plan

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on July 16 signed a nearly $540 million city spending plan for the fiscal 2022 year, according to...

Providence awards $99K contract to RWU for racial reparations work

PROVIDENCE - The city has signed a $99,000 contract with Roger Williams University to continue its plan for racial reparations, though details on who...

Providence to hold public hearing on FY 2022 budget

PROVIDENCE – The City Council Finance Committee will take public input on the proposed fiscal 2022 budget in a virtual hearing on Tuesday. The $540...

WaterFire 2021 back on, as city, state announce funding

PROVIDENCE – Plans to bring WaterFire back for a shortened 2021 season are back on the table after the Providence City Council announced funding...

This step could ease R.I.’s pension woes

Rhode Island’s pension problems are back in the headlines with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s proposal to issue a pension obligation bond for approximately...
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the...
VIRTUAL CONNECTION: Gov. Daniel J. McKee holds a Facebook Live event on June 3 to discuss health care in Rhode Island. Panelists included, clockwise, Womazetta Jones, secretary of R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services; Stefan Pryor, commerce secretary; Patrick Tigue, the state health insurance commissioner; Dr. Megan Ranney, of Brown University; and Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, R.I. Department of Health director. It’s unclear what form these types of gatherings will take after the pandemic has passed.

Public officials ponder future of online meetings

Rhode Island public meetings have been virtual for more than a year. In that time, the audience for the meetings of public bodies such...

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