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Stokes sets his sights on small businesses, workforce training in Providence

PROVIDENCE – His background includes involvement in the ill-fated 38 Studios deal a decade ago but luring major companies to Providence with multi-million offerings...
DECISION PAYING DIVIDENDS: Manny Tampella, manager of La Masseria restaurant in East Greenwich, says the Main Street eatery is experiencing its “best year ever,” helped in part by the traditionally dine-in restaurant’s decision to start offering takeout meals. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I.’s resilient downtowns: Main Streets across the state scarred but ready...

In downtown Pawtucket, a bookstore reinvented itself by beefing up its online presence and ramping up services for fledgling authors looking to self-publish their...
BELOW DECK: A barge is being used under the Henderson Bridge to assist workers removing some of the bridge decking as part of the $84.4 million overhaul of the 52-year-old span across the Seekonk River.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Remaking the Henderson Bridge is a ‘special’ opportunity

For decades, the Henderson Bridge over the Seekonk River had seemed strangely overbuilt – an elevated six-lane expressway leading into and out of Providence’s...

City Council gives first approval to changing Providence Police community relations...

PROVIDENCE – A monthlong controversy over Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s pick for a new Providence Police Department leadership role was settled quickly and with...

Elorza: RIDOT request to halt South Water Street bike lane ‘dubious...

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving full speed ahead with construction of a bike lane along South Water Street despite a warning from the...

Elorza sues Infante-Green over disputed funding for Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city has set aside enough money for the Providence Public School District is at the center of a dispute now...

Stokes named Providence business and development director

PROVIDENCE – Keith Stokes has been named business and development director for the city of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday. Stokes, who will...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, August 2021

1. Not all R.I. colleges are requiring staff, faculty to get vaccinated POSTED ONLINE: AUG. 3. The push by local colleges to get students...

Providence City Council proposes classification, salary changes to Providence Police community...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is moving ahead with plans to reclassify a new community relations role within the Police Department as a civilian...

Should the General Assembly return in the fall to consider unfinished...

When state lawmakers ended this year's General Assembly session earlier this summer, legislative leaders acknowledged they might have to return before the end of...

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