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Foulkes outspends opponents in latest campaign finance filing

Democratic candidate Helena B. Foulkes has raised and spent more money than any other candidate in the gubernatorial race since July, yet she still...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL on Wednesday unanimously approved a second vote to send a $125 million school construction bond referendum to the November ballot. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

City Council approves $125M school construction bond question, overrides Elorza’s school...

PROVIDENCE – In a special afternoon meeting Wednesday, the City Council approved two significant school-related measures, including sending a nine-figure school construction bond question...
TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

Smiley leads Providence mayoral race in second-quarter fundraising

PROVIDENCE – Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley continues to outpace his two primary opponents when it comes to fundraising, adding $305,975 to his war...

Economic development front and center at Providence mayoral forum

PROVIDENCE – From public safety fears to the housing crisis and the “brain drain” of college graduates leaving the capital city, nearly all the...
OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and...

Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west...
GOOD BUSINESS: Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says ProvPort Inc. has “thrived” during his eight years in office and should not be lumped in with perceived polluters on the city’s working waterfront. Above are two large cranes used to move material at the port. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Next mayor must have a plan for city’s working waterfront

An under-the-radar issue in Providence’s mayoral race with major implications for the city in the coming years is the future of its working waterfront. A...
A PROPOSED tax stabilization agreement between the city of Providence and the owners of the Industrial Trust Co. Building has already stirred a lot of debate before the details have been hammered out. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

‘Superman’ building will test city’s new tax stabilization policies

Reforms to the policies governing tax deals that Providence offers to real estate developers will be put to the test on the city's most...

Providence City Council to consider $124M in ARPA spending

PROVIDENCE - Addressing the housing crisis topped the list of priorities for how the city should spend its remaining funding under the American Rescue...

New strategy to ease bike backlash is limited

Hoping to curb some of the resistance to bike lanes, street safety and cycling advocates are trying a different approach by offering a preview...

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