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State seeks development partner for new transit hub on Dorrance Street

PROVIDENCE – The state is inching along the long-winding road to build a new, indoor transit hub, with plans to issue a solicitation to...

PBN’s most-read stories of 2022

From developments with the potential to reshape the landscape of Providence and a steady stream of million-dollar home sales across Rhode Island, to ongoing...

Most-read stories on, Nov. 2022

1. RIC cuts 7 majors, considers eliminating 17 more due to low enrollment POSTED ONLINE: NOV. 9 Amid losses in students and operating revenue, Rhode Island...
TAKING CONTROL: Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley says striking new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements with many of the city’s nonprofit institutions is one of the most important tasks his administration will undertake next year. 

DECISIONS, DECISIONS… Simmering financial issues await Mayor-elect Smiley

Brett Smiley is no stranger to Providence City Hall. In 2015 and 2016, he was chief operating officer for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. On...

Most-read stories on, Oct. 2022

1. $7M Kennedy Plaza pavilion proposal puts poultry front and center POSTED ONLINE: OCT. 12 A fast-casual chicken joint named after the patron saint of...

Board rejects $7M Kennedy Plaza pavilion project proposal

PROVIDENCE – Plans to build a $7 million food-and-drink pavilion in Kennedy Plaza have hit a snag due to missing documents from the only company...
MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza (left) says he plans to award the $7.2 million contract for new pavilion in Kennedy Plaza before leaving office, but incoming Mayor Brett Smiley (right) does not think remaking Kennedy Plaza should be prioritized. // PBN FILE PHOTOS/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS AND MIKE SALERNO

Elorza, Smiley at odds over $7M Kennedy Plaza pavilion

PROVIDENCE – The impending change in City Hall administration could throw a wrench in plans to remake Kennedy Plaza with a $7 million food-and-drink...

$7M Kennedy Plaza pavilion proposal puts poultry front and center

PROVIDENCE - A fast-casual chicken joint named after the patron saint of poultry could be coming to Kennedy Plaza. St. Gall Rotisserie, from the owners...

State solicits private developers for downtown transit hub proposal

PROVIDENCE – The proposal to open a new, indoor transit hub on the edge of the I-195 Redevelopment District is finally advancing from vision...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...
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