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PROTESTERS march in New York City on June 6. Calls to “defund the police” have spread nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month in Minneapolis. / AP FILE PHOTO/RAGAN CLARK

How far should police reform go?

The national movement to make police agencies more accountable for their use of force and treatment of black people has led to moves toward...
WELL-­CONNECTED: Kelley McShane, partner-owner of The Granny Squibb Co. LLC, enjoys the small-state connectivity of doing business in Rhode Island, which makes key players and leaders accessible. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Running an iced tea company is pretty sweet for McShane

Kelley McShane experienced the small-state connectivity of doing business in Rhode Island in the midst of becoming a partner-owner of Providence-based The Granny Squibb...

Raimondo: ‘They came here to torch the Statehouse’; curfews set

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday activated the Rhode Island National Guard and local mayors announced curfews in anticipation of another night...

Providence reopens some city streets to vehicle traffic after hearing from...

PROVIDENCE – Facing criticism from residents and business owners, Providence has reopened parts of three streets originally shut down to vehicle traffic as part...

Providence city streets, some parks to open for recreational use Saturday

PROVIDENCE – Providence will join a number of cities across the country in opening up select city streets for recreational use, Mayor Jorge O....

Elorza unveils $507M municipal budget; school spending plan incomplete

PROVIDENCE - In the midst of an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the unveiling of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s fiscal 2021 spending plan was...
VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Roadhouse,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance on April 1 at the theater in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Theater, arts scenes in R.I. show signs of life

Whoever coined the phrase “the show must go on” was not referring to the health and economic meltdown caused by the new ­coronavirus. Yet amid...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence mayor declares state of emergency, cancels city events

PROVIDENCE - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the city amid growing concern over the spread of COVID-19,...
PROVIDENCE CITY Councilman Seth Yurdin has resigned from his post. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Moody’s, S&P assign stable ratings to Providence debt, CIP bonds

PROVIDENCE – After upping its ratings in 2019, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings held steady in their latest ratings for Providence’s general...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has announced the return of the #ThinkPVD campaign for 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Increasing property fees to tax-exempt organizations tops list of Elorza’s legislative...

PROVIDENCE – Increasing fees charged to tax-exempt properties, redirecting money paid by the Omni Providence Hotel to the state hotel tax and the creation...

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