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Former St. Joseph Hospital property to be donated to Providence for...

PROVIDENCE – Two buildings and a parking lot at the former St. Joseph Hospital will be donated to the city for conversion to a...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: A staff member from Alert EMS gets a COVID-19 test sample from a drive-up patient at a mobile test site in Central Falls. Alert EMS staff handles the swabbing, CVS Health Corp. runs the machines that process the samples and the University of Rhode Island helps house the machines. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

NO PANACEA: Employers told COVID-19 tests won’t ensure safety in workplace

Rhode Island is a COVID-19 testing leader. At an average of nearly 3,000 tests a day, the state has among the highest rates of testing...
NEW ARRANGEMENTS: Newport Yachting Center Office Manager Leanne Arsenault, left, is no longer using her regular office desk. Now she greets visitors from a makeshift desk at the door with a plexiglass shield. At right is Carter Fisher, Newport Yachting Center dock master. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Office alterations: Pandemic reshaping the workplace as employees begin returning

The community candy dish in the office is gone. So is the team lunch, the over-the-desk conversation and people ­rushing into a crowded elevator. As...
THERMAL SCREENING: Joey Cianci, a Paolino Properties employee, goes through a body temperature check in the lobby of 100 Westminster St. in Providence. Landlord Paolino Properties is requiring employees and visitors to undergo a scan from the equipment at right. / COURTESY PAOLINO PROPERTIES

Screening could be part of returning to work

The reopening of work will bring many changes, but one has already started in manufacturing plants and on construction sites and before or after...
CUSTOMER-FOCUSED: Jennifer Massotti, general manager of Barrington Books in Barrington, holds up a bag with a thank-you note, which she wrote for all curbside-pickup orders. The small business was able to secure flexibility on rent payments from the landlords for both of its locations, in Barrington and Cranston. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Overdue rent growing into pandemic problem

How can a business pay its rent when the state orders it to close its doors in a pandemic? The reality is many can’t in...
Joseph R. Paolino Jr. became mayor of Providence at just 29 years old in 1984 – at that time he was the youngest mayor of a major city in the country. He went on to become director of the then-R.I Department of Economic Development under Gov. Bruce Sundlun and was eventually appointed as the United States ambassador to Malta by President Bill Clinton. Today, he is the managing partner of his four-generation family real estate and development business, Paolino Properties.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Listen, then get to work

Joseph R. Paolino Jr. | Paolino Properties managing partner Whether you’re leading a city, a nonprofit board or a business, I believe the most important...

Waterplace unit sells at top price

PROVIDENCE – A condominium at Waterplace sold recently for $1.2 million at $634 per square foot, the highest price ever paid on a per-square-foot...
TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.

What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when...
INVOLVED: Jim Boscov is the chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, billed as the nation’s largest family-owned department store, which is moving into the former Nordstrom location at Providence Place mall. He said running a business doesn’t happen from an office, but rather on the sales floor.

An outlier comes to Providence Place

While other department stores have closed as sales slip away with changing consumer preferences and a migration online, Reading, Pa.-based Boscov’s is an outlier....

Most-read stories on PBN.com, June 2019

1. PBN names 2019 40 Under Forty winners POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 7 Providence Business News chose its winners of the 15th annual 40 Under...

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