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A LAWSUIT in Superior Court seeks to overturn newly approved zoning that would allow the Hope Point Tower in Providence./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION.

Lawsuit filed over Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit has been filed against the City Council of Providence, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission and developer Jason Fane that challenges...

Building Bridges raising funds for legal fees to appeal skyscraper zoning...

PROVIDENCE – Building Bridges Providence has been raising money to cover legal fees to appeal the City Council’s approval of a zoning change for...

Elorza lays out plans to foster economic equality in inaugural address

PROVIDENCE – Delivering his second inaugural address Monday, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza called upon the city’s most powerful institutions to help solve Providence’s economic...
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE Hope Point Tower will return to the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Tuesday. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Hope Point Tower to return to I-195 commission Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – The Fane Organization is moving forward quickly following the recent override of a mayoral veto that could have blocked its effort to...
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

New solar panel array will generate power for Johnston, Providence

JOHNSTON – Rhode Island added another notch on its list of solar energy farms recently when officials celebrated the opening of the 9,400-solar panel...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Will Elorza veto cost city in GA?

The dramatic city review of the Hope Point Tower development – capped Nov. 30 with a last-minute veto by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza –...
TAKING A STAND: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a proposed change to city zoning regulations that would have allowed the Fane Organization to build a 600-foot tower in the former Interstate 195 land? Was that a good decision by the mayor? / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Do you agree with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s decision to...

Hope Point Tower, the 46-story, nearly 600-foot residential building that New York developer The Fane Organization wants to build on former Interstate 195 land...

Elorza signs sister-city agreement between Providence and Zhuhai, China

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined city officials, Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley and a delegation from Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Mayor Elorza vetoes Hope Point Tower rezoning

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a zoning change on Friday that would have allowed a New York developer to construct the city’s...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin and eight other attorneys general have won a case in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Justice, stopping a rule that would prevent "sanctuary cities" from receiving the Byrne JAG grant, a federal law enforcement funding program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Kilmartin and others beat DOJ over rule blocking ‘sanctuary city’ law-enforcement...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and six other state attorneys general, as well as the District Attorney for New York City,...
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