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PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has expressed opposition to a waste transfer site that would be located at 481-487 Allens Ave., pictured above. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Elorza opposes proposed Allens Ave. transfer station

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday said he opposes a proposed solid waste transfer station at 481 Allen Ave. The Ohio-based applicant, Allens...
EASY RIDER: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, pictured in 2016, says there’s still time for residents to weigh in on his plans for a network of connected “urban trails” for cyclists and others. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Forcing road changes on residents is bad politics, worse policy

There are many good reasons to encourage more bike travel in the capital city, including environmental and aesthetic benefits of reducing the number of...

Elorza calls for rental protections

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza publicly criticized the City Council’s finance committee this week for failing to recommend revisions to an existing ordinance...
PETER N. BRAMANTE has been named the new executive director for Newport-based Island Moving Company. / COURTESY ISLAND MOVING COMPANY

Island Moving Company names Bramante new executive director

NEWPORT — Peter N. Bramante began his new role as executive director of the Island Moving Company Thursday as the third executive director in...
A RENDERING of the proposed Hive Hotel Providence by Abdo Development. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Tax deal for Providence hotel project OK’d to go to mayor...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Tuesday night gave a second OK for a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn...

City Council approves tax deal for Providence hotel

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday approved a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn two vacant downtown buildings into...
COUNCIL BYPASS: A Providence City Council finance panel’s recent vote to effectively block a $39 million project from getting to the full council suggests it is time such projects be allowed to follow an administrative, rather than political, approval process.

City must stop throwing roadblocks in front of worthy developers

Despite all the talk about making Providence more hospitable for developers, some city officials continue to throw roadblocks in front of worthy projects. The latest...

BankNewport buys naming rights to Providence’s downtown ice rink

PROVIDENCE – BankNewport paid $275,000 for a five-year contract to purchase the naming rights of the city’s downtown ice rink. The former Alex &...
PROVIDENCE IS PROJECTING an $8.5 million operating surplus for fiscal 2019, pending a third party audit. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence expects $8.5M operating surplus for FY19

PROVIDENCE – The city is expecting an $8.5 million operating surplus for fiscal 2019, pending an external audit, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said on...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has announced the return of the #ThinkPVD campaign for 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces return of #ThinkPVD campaign

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday announced the launch of the city’s fifth annual #ThinkPVD campaign, which will offer free two-hour parking...

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