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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks at the 6-10 Interchange project kickoff ceremony. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGNEHEIM

6-10 Interchange ceremony kicks off project

PROVIDENCE - A ceremony celebrating the beginning of the 6-10 Interchange project took place Monday morning at 1 Magnolia St. in the city.R.I. Department...
THE ROCHAMBEAU FIRE STATION, at 270 Rochambeau Ave. in Providence, was one of two East Side fire houses deactivated earlier this year by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's administration. The city Planning Department is actively seeking opinions as to the building's next purpose. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Providence Planning Department seeks ideas for Rochambeau Fire Station reuse

PROVIDENCE – With the Rochambeau Fire Station no longer in use, the city Planning Department is actively seeking opinions as to its next purpose.An open house in...
AT THE PODIUM, Mayor Jorge Elorza helps announce the launch of 12 'safe stations' for addiction referral in Providence fire stations. To his left, Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE

Providence offers substance addiction referrals at fire stations

PROVIDENCE —  The city of Providence will establish 12 fire stations as 24/7 centers providing referrals for treatment and support for substance based addiction...
JOSLIN RECREATION CENTER of Providence celebrates its new computer lab. From left, Providence Deputy Director of Recreation Takara Roderick; Elena Chiaradio, senior manager of corporate communications, International Game Technology; Sabina Matos, acting president of the Providence City Council; Ward 6 Councilman Michael Correia; and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY MICHAEL CORREIA

Joslin Recreation Center gets new computer lab

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 22 for a new computer lab at Joslin Recreation Center, made possible with a $15,000 grant...
THERE WILL BE two hours of free parking in designated commercial districts throughout Providence every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Friday, Nov. 24 through Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Elorza announces free holiday parking for shoppers

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Wednesday announced free holiday parking for Small Business Saturday in select areas of the city.The announcement came in...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA announced the relaunch of Design Catalyst, a program created to spur growth in design-driven small businesses in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces relaunch of design-based small-business grant program

PROVIDENCE – The Design Catalyst program will be relaunched this year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday.The program will provide qualifying businesses with $90,000...
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Five Questions With Melissa Malone

Melissa Malone | Chief operating officer, Providence1. You have an extensive background in government finance. How does that translate to your current position? My...
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 799 has reached an agreement with the city of Providence for $5.9 million to settle arbitration and unfair labor practices issues. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE FIREFIGHTERS IAFF LOCAL 799

Providence reaches $5.9M agreement with firefighter’s union

PROVIDENCE – Providence has reached a $5.9 million resolution with the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 799, the city announced Friday.“I am pleased...
BARBARA FIELDS, executive director of Rhode Island Housing, announced the renewal of its "First Down" program, which provides down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOUSING

R.I. Housing renews ‘First Down’ program

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island Housing announced the return of the “First Down” program along with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Warwick Mayor Scott...
JUAN M. PICHARDO, left, during a Providence Board of Licenses meeting in 2016. Pichardo resigned from the board on Nov. 2. To his right are Luis Peralta and Johanna Harris. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Pichardo resigns from Providence Board of Licenses

PROVIDENCE – Juan M. Pichardo verbally resigned from his position on the Providence Board of Licenses at the end of Thursday's board meeting.Pichardo had...
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