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MAYOR JORGE O. Elorza has announced plans to demolish the former Urban League of Rhode Island building on Prairie Avenue and redevelop the land for a community hub. /PBN FILE PHOTO / STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence to demolish former Urban League building, redevelop property as ‘community...

PROVIDENCE – An Upper South Providence building that city preservationists had identified as culturally significant but "endangered" will be knocked down to make way...

City Council gives final approval to $10M reparations budget

PROVIDENCE – A two-yearslong effort to bring racial reparations to Providence achieved a milestone Wednesday, with the City Council approving a $10 million budget...

18 Providence art nonprofits share $2.5M in ARPA funds

PROVIDENCE – Eighteen arts and culture-based nonprofits will share $2.5 million in grants from the city’s federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, Mayor Jorge...

City Council approves $29M tax treaty for ‘Superman’ redevelopment project

PROVIDENCE – The pieces of a complex funding puzzle for the “Superman” building redevelopment are falling into place, with the City Council giving the...

Mayor, leaders open $5M Roger Williams Park Gateway Center

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined congressional and state leaders to open the Roger Williams Park Gateway Center on Monday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated...

Providence parks commission approves Triggs Memorial Golf Course lease renewal

PROVIDENCE – The Board of Park Commissioners, one of two city panels that must approve the next 10-year management contract for Triggs Memorial Golf...

Providence parks commission to vote on golf course contract

PROVIDENCE – The Board of Park Commissioners is scheduled to discuss and potentially vote on the next 10-year contract for the management of the...

Providence City Council tweaks $10M racial reparations plan; review needed

PROVIDENCE – Rather than approving a $10 million spending program on racial reparations as scheduled Tuesday, city lawmakers sent a revised version back to...

RIGA makes play for Triggs golf management contract

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Golf Association, the nonprofit organization that manages golf tournaments and promotes the sport throughout the state, is looking to...
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...
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