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THE PROVIDENCE CITY Council could hire the city's former tax assessor as its consultant on TSAs./PBN PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence council could appoint former assessor as TSA consultant

PROVIDENCE – David Quinn, the former Providence city assessor, could be appointed as a contract consultant to the City Council overseeing tax stabilization agreement...
ELANA ROSENBERG is the executive director for Youth Pride Inc. / COURTESY YOUTH PRIDE INC.

Five Questions With: Elana Rosenberg

Elana Rosenberg is the executive director for Youth Pride Inc., a Providence-based nonprofit that works with LGBTQ youth and pushes to end homophobic and...

R.I.’s unknown, essential lender

Residents of the Four Seasons Mobile Home Cooperative in Tiverton long have gotten water from a well at the site connected to old plastic...
EMONEY ADVISORS will host a ribbon-cutting for its new offices at 100 Westminster St., as the company has hired over 100 employees since it opened in Providence in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

EMoney Advisor to celebrate new Providence office and surpassing hiring benchmark

PROVIDENCE – Since the company came to Providence in 2017, eMoney Advisor LLC has hired 110 employees at its Providence office, surpassing its threshold...
WHEN ITS COMPLETE, the $2.7 million "Super Studio" project will allow The Steel Yard to offer multipurpose community space year-round. / COURTESY STEEL YARD

Steel Yard holds groundbreaking, on target to finish $2.7M project by...

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit industrial arts organization The Steel Yard held an official groundbreaking Thursday for its $2.7 million "Super Studio" project at its...
LUNCH PICKUP: Dweight Davidson, left, of Ashland, Mass., gets his lunch every day at Ocean State Sandwich on Westminster Street in Providence. Owner Eric Handwerger hands it to him in a plastic bag. Soon, Handwerger will have to eliminate his use of plastic bags, as Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has signed an ordinance approved by the City Council banning single-use plastic bags at retail locations in the city.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence latest to ban plastic bags

Ocean State Sandwich Co., a downtown Providence restaurant, uses the ubiquitous, pale white, single-use plastic bags for most takeout customers.But owner Eric Handwerger and...

Elorza proposes $773M FY20 budget, denounces ‘extremism’ in national politics

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday announced a proposed $772.6 million fiscal 2020 city budget, with a 3.2% spending increase above the...
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing before the Downtown Design Review Committee in Providence on the proposal for the Hope Point tower by developer Jason Fane, president of The Fane Organization. From left, Fane; his sister Daria Fane, vice president of The Fane Organization; and their architect, Gianni Ria, director of design, IBI Group. In the foreground recommending denial of the project is City Councilman Seth Yurdin.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where’s the market for Hope Point?

How high can the Hope Point tower climb? Its size has fueled doubters who say it won’t fit in, leading to extensive government review...

Elorza expected to sign ordinance banning plastic bags

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has approved an ordinance banning the use of plastic bags citywide, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported.The revised ordinance follows a...

Ruggerio eyes speedier development

The power of cities and towns to block, or even shape, development they don’t like could be dramatically altered under an economic-development bill introduced...
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