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Elorza joins coalition of mayors advocating for guaranteed income

PROVIDENCE - Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday announced he has joined a new coalition of mayors across the country calling for a...

Five Questions With Bishop Jeffery Williams

Bishop Jeffery Williams | Member, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s African American Ambassador Group 1. What is the African American Ambassador Group? It is a...

Former St. Joseph Hospital property to be donated to Providence for...

PROVIDENCE – Two buildings and a parking lot at the former St. Joseph Hospital will be donated to the city for conversion to a...
MATTER OF OPINION: Former R.I. Supreme Court Justice R­obert G. Flanders Jr. speculates that the recent high court decision on a pension dispute between the city of Providence and a group of municipal retirees might make bankruptcy more palatable for municipalities. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Court ruling on Providence pensions will have ripple effects

Rhode Island is no stranger to pension problems. Even after a major state-level overhaul of the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island led by then-R.I....

Most-read stories on PBN.com, July 2020

1. PBN announces 2020 25 Leaders & Achievers honorees POSTED ONLINE: JULY 17 The Providence Business News announced winners of its second annual 25...

Reparations a community decision

Depending on your politics and sense of American history, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza may have taken either the proverbial first step in the...

Providence extends free parking; restaurant weeks begin next month

PROVIDENCE – The city is extending its free two-hour parking in select business corridors to help local businesses operating through COVID-19-related restrictions, Mayor Jorge...

Do you support Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s executive order creating...

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on July 15 signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan for people of African...

Elorza announces racial reparations plan for Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on July 15 signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan, though specific details...

City’s fiscal woes just got much worse

Providence’s fiscal woes got much worse on June 30, when the state’s Supreme Court sided with former city employees in a long-running dispute over...

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