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Providence mayor to unveil fiscal 2025 budget Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday will formally present his proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 that targets investments in every neighborhood,...

Recycled Metals suspects arson as cause for fire

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Recycled Metals LLC, an embattled scrap-metal yard on Allens Avenue, suspects arson was the cause of the fire that broke...

R.I. housing secretary: ‘Superman’ building may need additional funding

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Secretary of Housing Stefan Pryor on Monday confirmed the $220 million conversion of the “Superman” building at 111 Westminster St., also...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley has floated the possibility of removing the bike lanes on South Water Street to make more room for motor vehicles while part of the Washington Bridge is rebuilt over two years. / PBN PHOTO

Should Providence remove bike lanes to help ease traffic congestion related...

Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley is considering removing bike lanes on South Water Street to help ease congestion related to the westbound Washington Bridge...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley has floated the possibility of removing the bike lanes on South Water Street to make more room for motor vehicles while part of the Washington Bridge is rebuilt over two years. / PBN PHOTO

Possibility of removing South Water St. bike lanes creates a divide

As state and Providence city officials look to address the continuing impacts of the Washington Bridge closure, a different type of transit infrastructure could...

State seeks vendors to remove ‘sunken barge’ from Providence River

PROVIDENCE – Despite no readily available funding, state officials after a three-year hiatus are renewing calls for a private vendor to remove a piece...

City scooter vendor files for bankruptcy protection

PROVIDENCE – Touted as environmentally friendly alternatives to other forms of transit, the future of the city’s Shared Micromobility Program offering rentable scooters and...
THE CROWDS that showed up at previous PVDFests downtown didn't materialize this year at the 195 District Park, in part because of miserable weather. But some say the festival needs to move back to downtown. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Figuring out the future of PVDFest

PVDFest will return next year, but Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley's administration is beginning the process of figuring out what it will look like...
PVDFEST IS SHIFTING this year from being downtown to along the Providence River. While Mayor Brett P. Smiley's office is saying the changes are more to focus on the local arts community, local business owners say the location change and prohibition of block parties will hurt them economically. / COURTESY PVDFEST

Is change a good thing for PVDFest? Some say no

PROVIDENCE – A citywide event that normally brings the community together to welcome in the summer and celebrate local artists has now raised some...
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