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Providence City Council approves $540M FY22 budget, adds WaterFire funding

Providence - The City Council gave the initial blessing to a nearly $540 million budget on Tuesday, despite criticism by some over the plan's...

Providence Finance Committee approves $540M FY22 budget

PROVIDENCE – A nearly $540 million spending plan for fiscal 2022 will now head to the Providence City Council after receiving the city Finance...

Providence City Council gives final approval to TSA reform

PROVIDENCE – After years of debate and failed attempts to reform the tax deals for Providence development projects, change is coming with the City...

Providence City Council gives first approval to revised TSA proposal

PROVIDENCE – Compromise legislation imposing wage standards for larger development projects that receive city tax breaks while exempting smaller-dollar projects received the initial green light...

Providence City Council calls for state to suspend evictions, foreclosures

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has introduced a resolution that would call on the state to suspend evictions and foreclosures until the COVID-19 crisis...

Doulas awarded funds through Providence’s Healthy Communities Office

PROVIDENCE – A number of doula groups in the city have been awarded money as part of a city program to support and expand...
DIVERSE DISCUSSION: Panelists discuss the evolution of diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace at Providence Business News’ Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick on Dec. 5. From left: moderator PBN Editor Michael Mello, Guillaume Bagal, Marianne Monte, Kim Lee and Nirva LaFortune. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN panelists: Companies need top-level commitment to break diversity, inclusion barriers

As the workforce in contemporary America changes rapidly, diversity and inclusion initiatives have taken on new dimensions, and more significance. Now they mean more than...
PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

5 Questions with Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Councilwoman

Nirva LaFortune | City Councilwoman, Providence 1. You’ve been named a winner in the national 2019 New Ideas Challenge of the NewDEAL organization for...
SIX ORGANIZATIONS and one individual were honored at the PBN Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program in Warwick on Thursday. The program included a panel discussion on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN summit: Diversity, inclusion go far beyond hiring practices

WARWICK – In the business world, diversity and inclusion mean more than simply hiring more people of color and women. It’s about creating pathways...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has named six organizations and one individual as winners for the paper's second annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards Program to be held Dec. 5 at Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick.

Newton, six organizations to be honored at PBN’s Diversity & Inclusion...

PROVIDENCE – Six organizations and one individual will be honored by Providence Business News at its second annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit & Awards...

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