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DON LEBLANC, president of Vistaprint Corporate Solutions, says Vistaprint chose to establish a national sales office in Providence due to tax incentives and the available college-educated talent pool. /COURTESY VISTAPRINT CORPORATE

Vistaprint Corporate opening a national sales office in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Vistaprint Corporate Solutions, the Waltham-headquartered print and design company, is creating a national sales office in Providence, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced...
AN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM called “First Down” would grant a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers in what Rhode Island Housing considers the six hardest-hit cities by the foreclosure crisis: Providence, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Warwick, Cranston and East Providence., R.I. Housing announced Friday. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Housing introduces ‘First Down’ home-purchasing assistance program

Updated: 3:08 p.m. PROVIDENCE – An assistance program called “First Down” would lend a $7,500 down payment to first-time homebuyers, Rhode Island Housing announced Friday. The program...
The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy broke ground on Brandon’s Beach at Burnside Par, a new nautical themed playground. From left to right: Wendy Nilsson, Cliff Wood, Mayor Jorge Elorza, Brian Goldner, Barbara Goldner, Governor Gina Raimondo, Tiffany Rodrigues, Karen Davis

DPPC breaks ground on ‘Brandon’s Beach’ playground at Burnside Park

PROVIDENCE - The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, a public-private partnership formed to preserve and revitalize Providence’s historic downtown area, broke ground on a new...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Providence council President Aponte indicted

PROVIDENCE – Luis A. Aponte, Providence City Council president, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to a report by WPRI-TV CBS...
HOPEFUL OUTLOOK: House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, is seen in his office at the Statehouse. Mattiello says Rhode Island's economic health is improving. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Mattiello, Morgan oppose bill to create regional water-supply board

PROVIDENCE – House leadership and state regulators on Tuesday opposed Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza-backed legislation to create a regional water-supply board. The opposition was...
CLEARED TO BUILD: Dwayne Keys, chairman of the South Providence Neighborhood Association, stands outside the former Flynn Elementary School on Blackstone Street, where a developer has proposed a $30 million to $40 million mixed-use project. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some of Providence’s poorest neighborhoods are attracting developers. Residents want a...

Doug Victor, a 32-year resident of the Elmwood neighborhood in South Providence, wants to encourage economic development there that will help create jobs and...
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water authority to centralize oversight and operations of the 490 public water-supply systems in Rhode Island. / COURTESY ­PROVIDENCE WATER SUPPLY BOARD

Can water ease Providence’s pension woes?

Is water part of the answer to the fiscal woes of Providence? Legislation introduced this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza proposes an overall 2.3 percent increase to fiscal 2018 budget. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza to invest $4.3M on Broad Street in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza last week announced the city would put $4.3 million toward investments along the Broad Street corridor in Providence. The...

Wearing down sanctuary cities

Supporters of the sanctuary movement around the U.S. believe they have morality on their side. The deportation regime unleashed by President Donald Trump is...

Elorza announces program for immigrant students

PROVIDENCE – For the past three weeks, 41 recently emigrated high school-aged students from countries in Africa, the Middle East and Central America have...

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