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City Council moves to prevent mass firing of unvaccinated police officers

PROVIDENCE - While nearly 80 city police officers at risk of losing their jobs for not getting vaccinated are still working for now, the...

Providence City Council calls for Elorza to reclassify new Providence Police...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council is calling on Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to reclassify the new community relations position within the Providence Police...
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES ON WESTMINSTER and Weybosset streets in downtown Providence remained empty during the summer of 2021. Vacancies at several downtown properties have been prolonged and, in at least one case, prompted by the pandemic, as a result of work stoppages and shutdowns, according to several downtown real estate investors. PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Post-pandemic vacancies, optimism abound in downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: “Retail opportunity,” says one. “Prime retail space for lease,” another. “Available now.” There’s plenty of prime storefront space...

R.I. launches Providence hotel reward card program to stimulate local business

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is launching a rewards card program for guests of several Providence hotels to stimulate local business, Gov. Daniel J. McKee...

Providence City Council approves $540M FY22 budget, adds WaterFire funding

Providence - The City Council gave the initial blessing to a nearly $540 million budget on Tuesday, despite criticism by some over the plan's...

Providence officials drumming up support for pension bond plan

PROVIDENCE - The clock is ticking down on the General Assembly’s 2021 legislative session, but city officials are still trying to get lawmakers' support...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza is warning that a new R.I. Supreme Court ruling will create "ballooning pension payments" for the city. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence could be hit with ‘ballooning pension payments’ after court ruling

PROVIDENCE – Amid the financial hardships posed by COVID-19, the city has been hit with a new expense: up to seven years of cost-of-living...

Providence City Council passes tax levy, sets fiscal 2021 tax rates...

PROVIDENCE - The City Council gave final passage to a $358 million tax levy on Tuesday, paving the way for the city to begin...

Providence launches $1M eviction-assistance program

PROVIDENCE - The city will set aside nearly $1 million to help residents facing eviction pay rent and legal services, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

Providence Columbus statue temporarily removed pending policy recommendation

PROVIDENCE – Amid heightened scrutiny of statues and symbols associated with racism, a Christopher Columbus statue in Providence will be temporarily removed, Mayor Jorge...

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