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Providence resumes ambitious ‘urban trails’ projects, fate of contested bike lane...

PROVIDENCE – The city is poised to hit the ground running on its ambitious Great Streets Initiative master plan, with 20 miles of city...
ADVANCED PLANNING: Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr., managing principal of Cornish Associates LP, is co-chairman of a group called the Providence Resilience Partnership, which is looking at how to better understand and prepare the city for flood risk and secure federal funding for its priorities. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SURGE MENTALITY: Warning sounded about Providence’s widespread flood risks

Arnold “Buff” Chace Jr. was 7 years old when Hurricane Carol ravaged Rhode Island, with a storm surge that submerged downtown Providence in 12...

Elorza unveils $540M FY22 budget with level taxes

PROVIDENCE - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday announced a nearly $540 million city spending plan with level taxes for fiscal 2022, a 5.7%...

After 9-month delay, Providence City Council greenlights $511M FY21 budget

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Thursday gave initial approval to a $511 million spending plan for fiscal year 2021 after a nine-month delay...

Providence poised to adopt amended FY21 budget after 9-month delay

PROVIDENCE – Three-quarters of the way into the fiscal 2021 year, Providence is finally poised to pass a full spending plan. The $511 million budget...

Providence lays out conceptual plans for $140M Kennedy Plaza redesign

PROVIDENCE – Safety, aesthetics, climate resiliency and community engagement are among the goals behind the city’s ambitious redesign of the Greater Kennedy Plaza area. The...

Providence announces new, emissions-focused ordinance proposals

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving forward with several proposals aimed at furthering its commitment to lower emissions and increase climate resiliency.  Providence Mayor Jorge...

Providence reports $4.7M FY20 surplus

PROVIDENCE – Despite the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, the city ended fiscal 2020 $4.7 million in the black, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

Providence authorizes $20M bond to address affordable housing shortage

PROVIDENCE – Faced with an estimated nearly 8,000-unit shortage of affordable housing by 2030, the city of Providence will sell $20 million in bonds...

Providence to impose stricter crowd limits

PROVIDENCE – The city is imposing stricter limits on small, social gatherings and catered events beginning Nov. 22, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced on...

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