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Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...

Providence Council petitions to end DPW furloughs

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Providence City Council are calling upon Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to end furloughs for public works employees amid a “rampant...

Elorza’s ‘reparations’ idea faces hurdles

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s commitment to racial reparations for Black and Indigenous residents has created more questions than answers. The recently signed executive order...
ITALIAN FLAVOR: Restaurants along the normally heavily trafficked Atwells Avenue in Providence have reported about 90% of their capacity booked in advance during the recently launched “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Al fresco means survival for restaurants on Federal Hill

Rick Simone doesn’t mince words when it comes to the success of closing part of Atwells ­Avenue in Providence on Friday and Saturday nights...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA on Wednesday signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces racial reparations plan for Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan, though specific details on...
THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE on Monday unveiled plans to conduct a competitive bidding process for an energy supplier under a bundled plan that would cut costs and increase renewable energy usage. The city currently utilizes National Grid’s electricity supply. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MARK S. MURPHY

Providence unveils plans for bundling energy use under new supplier

PROVIDENCE – Providence residents and business owners could see their electricity bills drop under a new Community Choice Aggregation Plan unveiled on Monday. The proposal,...
DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...
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...

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