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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...

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...
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