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Are you glad to see rentable electric scooters back in Providence?

Rentable electric scooters are again popping in small groups around downtown Providence and other parts of the city. Two companies have been permitted by the...

Mutual of America opens regional office in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mutual of America Financial Group, which specializes in retirement plans and investments, last week officially announced the opening of its new regional...

Electric scooters return to Providence

PROVIDENCE – Electric scooters, rentable for public use, began reappearing in Providence on Monday. Spin Inc., a subsidiary of Ford Motor Co., began dropping off...
PROVIDENCE HAS RELEASED a comprehensive climate justice plan that sets goals for the city to reduce pollution and improve climate resiliency via equitable and community-engaged processes. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence releases climate justice plan

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza released a Climate Justice Plan Friday in collaboration with the Providence Office of Sustainability and members of the...
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...
PROACTIVE APPROACH: ­Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon stands on New England Way at the intersection of Gilbane Street. Both roads are on the schedule to be repaved. Solomon said roadwork has been a priority since he took office in spring 2018. He says last year was the first time in 20 years the city has implemented a proactive program.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting back vs. bad roads

Evidence of Rhode Island’s rough roads turns up regularly at Harold Crook’s Garage in Cranston. Bent wheel rims, flat tires and alignment problems can...
INTEGRATED CLASS: Coach Paul Rao, left, and coach Michael Diorio, right, work with students in an integrated physical education class at Mount Pleasant High School in Providence. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Birch School revamps vocational program for intellectually disabled students

Providence officials are hoping a recent court decision puts to rest the tarnished history of the Harold H. Birch Vocational School. In 2013, the U.S....

Children’s Friend opens Center of Excellence at former Asa Messer School...

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Children’s Friend has opened an early-childhood center in the city’s West End after a $6.2 million renovation of the former...

First JPMorgan Chase banking branch in R.I. open for business in...

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Pawtucket Red Sox mascot Paws recently joined executives from JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the official opening...

Officials to relaunch grant program for small design firms

PROVIDENCE – Small businesses in Providence’s design sector are eligible for grants between $10,000 and $20,000 each under a program that city and state...
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