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Regionalizing R.I.’s pensions could save us

There is no avoiding the disastrous consequences of Providence’s $1.2 billion unfunded pension liability. In fact, the argument could be made that the city...

The Beatrice, a boutique hotel, to open late summer in Downtown...

PROVIDENCE – The Beatrice, a boutique hotel with 47 rooms, will open in late summer, its owner announced Wednesday. The hotel at 90 Westminster...

Vaccine clinic aimed at students attracts several dozen to Charette High...

PROVIDENCE – More than 40 students at two charter high schools were vaccinated early Friday afternoon, taking part in a pop-up clinic at the...

Providence committee OKs revised rezoning for former St. Joseph’s Hospital

PROVIDENCE – The long-vacant St. Joseph’s Hospital and surrounding Elmwood neighborhood are poised for a facelift with the city Ordinance Committee’s blessing Monday on...

Legal concerns may prompt revisions to Providence TSA reform

PROVIDENCE – Whether the city can legally set wage requirements for projects that receive property tax breaks has been called into question, prompting possible...
SAFETY FIRST: Mark Dunbar, general manager of the Providence Place mall in Providence, says safety is the mall’s No. 1 priority and touts a 24/7 camera system and a cellphone app that lets mall-goers communicate with security. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

FIGHTING FEARS: Deserved or not, safety worries an obstacle to downtown...

As a downtown Providence business owner, Guido Silvestri is no stranger to petty crime. There has been occasional shoplifting, vandalism and even a brick thrown...

Alexander-Scott, Raimondo, Chenevert among 10 most influential recognized during PBN’s Book...

PROVIDENCE – Ten individuals who stood out during one of the most difficult years in Rhode Island history were recognized by Providence Business News...
STANDING READY: Outside Hammetts Hotel in Newport are, from left, General Manager Randi Milewski, Colin Kane and Sam Bradner, two of the hotel owners, and Sarah Eustis, CEO of the Main Street Hospitality Group, the company handling the hotel’s management. The hotel opened in June amid the uncertainty of the pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Hotel industry has been desolated, but some are betting on big...

In a normal year, early November is a shoulder season in Newport. Christopher Bicho, who owns six leisure-market hotels in the coastal area, would...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...

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...

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