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Providence economic development director resigns

PROVIDENCE – City Director of Economic Development Cassandra Thomas is resigning from their position on March 15, just a year after getting hired. Mayor Brett...

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...

Providence creates new Housing and Human Services Office

PROVIDENCE – As the city is grappling with rapidly rising rent prices a new office focused on boosting affordable housing and health is coming...

RIPTA approves contract for Phase 1 of new transit center

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority board of directors on Tuesday approved a $16.9 million contract to Next Wave Partners to begin the...

Revamping ‘8% law’ among Smiley’s 2024 legislative priorities

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Thursday laid out his administration’s 2024 legislative priorities, focusing efforts on revamping the controversial "8% law" regulating...

State plans temporary 45-unit homeless community in Providence

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Housing on Thursday announced it is pursuing vacant state-owned land on Victor Street to serve as a temporary...

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...

Providence City Council updates zoning rules to streamline housing development

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council on Thursday unanimously approved new zoning amendments to bring the city’s code in alignment with statewide regulatory requirements...

Providence City Council can intervene in Chace real estate suit, judge...

PROVIDENCE – A judge on Monday ruled the Providence City Council can intervene in the lawsuit filed against the city regarding a controversial tax...

City begins next phase of Fox Point Hurricane Barrier rehab

PROVIDENCE – City officials are encouraging residents and commuters to “plan accordingly” during the second construction phase to rehabilitate the sewer gates of the...
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