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$50M apartment rehabilitation underway in South Providence

PROVIDENCE – A national real estate investment company that owns low-income housing has committed to a $50 million rehabilitation of the Barbara Jordan I...

R.I. provides financial support for students who witnessed shooting

PROVIDENCE – The state is providing students who witnessed the recent fatal shooting outside a Providence school with a financial service of a different...

Solares-Hand named director of operations for Providence

SABRINA SOLARES-HAND recently became Providence’s new director of operations. Prior to working for the city as its associate director for purchasing beginning in July...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza announced an Urban Innovation Partnership, a coalition between the city and "anchor institutions," to focus on the development of the city's two innovation districts and to focus on implementing a"smart city" plan. / PBN FILE PHOTO / STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence announces creation of Urban Innovation Partnership

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday the creation of an Urban Innovation Partnership between the city and “anchor institutions” located in Providence.The...
PROPERTY PLANS: Christine M. West, principal at KITE Architects in Providence, looks at some residential plans for a property in Exeter with Albert Garcia, principal.

Business is good, but many companies take a “wait-and-see” attitude

Business continues to be good for most Rhode Island companies, and a majority expect that to continue, though their optimism is tempered by uncertainty...

Electrical bikes hit Providence streets

PROVIDENCE – Over the next few days, you may start to see people buzzing around the city on red electrically-charged bicycles.Beginning Thursday, electricity-aided bikes...
IMMIGRATION RIGHTS has become a hot-button issue in Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s reelection campaign. Elorza is championing a city lawsuit that challenges the federal government’s ability to withhold grant money to municipalities that do not follow Trump administration initiatives designed to ferret out undocumented immigrants. / PBN file photo/Rupert Whiteley

Elorza: ‘We are a sanctuary city’

This fall’s elections should say a lot about how Rhode Islanders feel about immigration rights. It’s been a hot-button issue for many voters and...
PROVIDENCE has launched a citywide paving project using funds from its Capital Improvement Plan. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence launches citywide paving project

PROVIDENCE – As part of its Capital Improvement Plan, the city of Providence kicked off a citywide roadwork project Thursday that will take place...
JENN STEINFELD has been appointed to the newly created role of director of strategic partnerships and economic advancement for the city of Providence. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Steinfeld appointed to new Providence director of strategic partnerships and economic...

PROVIDENCE – Jenn Steinfeld has been named Providence’s director of strategic partnerships and economic advancement, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Monday.Steinfeld, who will begin...

Once-embattled city loan fund on firmer ground

Tom Hoagland is the first to admit the Providence Business Loan Fund he leads as director has a checkered history and limited hopes of...
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