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PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA announced that a public picnic will be held this Saturday to collect input from residents on the Woonasquatucket River corridor redevelopment process. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Community-input picnic planned for Woonasquatucket redevelopment project

PROVIDENCE – A community-input planning process for the redevelopment of brownfield sites in Providence along the Woonasquatucket River corridor will begin on Saturday, the...
NEIGHBORHOOD ADVOCATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza rides his bike by the 6-10 connector on Westminster Street in Providence most days. He says the roadway should connect neighborhoods, rather than divide them. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State: 6-10 connector project on schedule

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo a year ago called a press conference announcing the state could no longer wait to address the deterioration of one...

Providence receives $200K grant from Kresge Foundation for Sowing Place

PROVIDENCE – The city has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from The Kresge Foundation for Sowing Place, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Sept. 20.The...

Avedisian, R.I. business executives complete trade mission to Ireland

KNOCK, County Mayo, Ireland – Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian and Rhode Island business executives completed a seven-day trade mission to Ireland that resulted in...

State, RIPTA need to step up on transit

With the latest “vision” for Kennedy Plaza, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joins a long list of people who have come up with ideas...
A VIEW FROM the new walking path unveiled at ProvPort in Providence. /COURTESY PROVPORT

New waterfront walking path unveiled in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza met with representatives of Save The Bay and ProvPort Inc. Thursday to announce a newly developed waterfront walking...
ABOVE IS THE SITE of an upcoming ceremonial groundbreaking on Sept. 14 for Urban Greens, a stand-alone building that will address a lack of fresh-food alternatives in the West Side neighborhood of Providence. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Construction has begun on Urban Greens building in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Construction has begun on Urban Greens, a stand-alone building that will address a lack of fresh-food alternatives in the West Side neighborhood...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA proposed a $4.98 million Phase I redevelopment of the Kennedy Plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Elorza proposes new vision for Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday presented what he called a new vision for Kennedy Plaza that takes into account two planned...
LIFESPAN CANCER INSTITUTE Researcher Dr. Peter Quesenbery and his stem cell research team celebrated a $10 million Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence Phase II grant Tuesday afternoon.

Lifespan announces $10M Phase II COBRE grant

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Peter Quesenberry and his team announced Tuesday a $10 million, five-year Phase II Centers of Biomedical Research...
STANDARD AND POOR'S upgraded credit ratings for both Providence and Cumberland this week. Providence also received a Moody's credit rating improvement.

Providence and Cumberland credit ratings upgraded

PROVIDENCE – Standard and Poor's Global Ratings raised its rating on the general obligation debt for Cumberland from AA/stable to an AA+/Stable and upgraded...
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