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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.
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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.
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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...

Reaching west remains a good plan

More than 11 years ago, Providence Business News published an Op-Ed piece written by Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.,...
JOSEPH R. PAOLINO JR., who purchased multiple lots and the former St. Joseph Health Center property in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, has listed them for sale. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Paolino trying to sell St. Joseph medical center, surrounding sites

PROVIDENCE – Former Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr. is trying to sell the former St. Joseph Health Center and surrounding sites, which he purchased...
FAR FROM AGREEMENT: A number of property owners near the proposed intermodal transit hub at the Providence rail station and along the route of a high-speed bus corridor in Providence have sued to stop work on the project so that it can be reviewed, contending that as envisioned now it will have a negative impact on their property values. R.I. Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti Jr. stands near the area proposed for the hub next to the rail station in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should Providence and the state be stopped from moving forward on...

A group of downtown residents and commercial real estate companies have filed suit against Providence and the state, hoping to halt work on the...

Former mayor, downtown property owners sue city, state over transit hub

PROVIDENCE – A group of downtown property owners, including former Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., filed a lawsuit against the city and state Monday,...

Five Questions With: Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

The renovation of the Case-Mead Building in downtown Providence was among several projects named last week in the 2018 Rhody Awards. The awards, bestowed...
ALFRED CARPIONATO has died at the age of 75. / COURTESY CARPIONATO GROUP

Prominent developer Alfred Carpionato dies at 75

PROVIDENCE – Prominent Rhode Island developer Alfred Carpionato has died, the Carpionato Group LLC announced Saturday. He was 75 years old.Carpionato was chairman and...
THE FEDERAL BUILDING at 380 Westminster St. in Providence will be sold to a limited liability company controlled by Paolino Properties. / PBN FILE PHOTO MARY MACDONALD

Paolino Properties to purchase Federal Building in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Paolino Properties received approval Thursday in Providence Superior Court to purchase the six-story Federal Building at 380 Westminster St.Under the sale agreement...
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