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AT THE CONSTRUCTION site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut. A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford center, scheduled to open by June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 12, 2018

Despite false starts, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...

Publisher’s Letter

Leaders in today’s business world are required to master skills across many disciplines. But perhaps none is so important as the ability to build...
BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Christina H. Paxson addresses the crowd at PBN's 18th Business Excellence Awards program, held Wednesday evening at the Omni Hotel Providence. Paxson received the program's top honor for Business Leadership. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Paxson, Babineau lead honorees at PBN 2018 Business Excellence Awards

PROVIDENCE – With more than 225 of the region’s business leaders in attendance, Brown University President Christina H. Paxson and Lifespan President and CEO...
CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
A WORK IN PROGRESS: ­Competing agencies and their often at-odds agendas continue to make development in Providence less robust than it might be. 
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PAMELA BHATIA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 29, 2018

Despite some permitting improvements, developers often “going nowhere fast” in ProvidenceEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to...
BOND DECISIONS: Rhode Island voters will decide on three ballot measures in the Nov. 6 election totaling about $367 million in bonds: $250 million to upgrade primary- and secondary-education public schools; $70 million in renovations and new construction at the University of Rhode and Rhode Island College; and $47 million for green-economy and clean-water projects. 
 / PBN GRAPHIC/LISA LAGRECA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 22, 2018

Will 2018 be the year Rhode Island voters take a stand on the condition of public schools?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears...
PBN WAS NAMED Newspaper of the Year for the third time in the last six years by the New England Newspaper and Press Association on Thursday. It was also recognized with a Publick Occurrences Award for its three-part series titled "Rising Waters."

PBN named Newspaper of the Year, honored for climate change series

NATICK, Mass. – Providence Business News was named Newspaper of the Year for specialty publications in the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s 2018...
SHATTERED DREAM: Pictured is the site of the former Apex department store in downtown Pawtucket, which had been the proposed location for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox until the team announced it found a better deal with Worcester, Mass., where it will be moving in two years./ PBN FILE PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 9, 2018

With the dream of a gleaming new ballpark gone, Pawtucket businesses look to city leaders for a boost.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy...
SEEKING RE-ELECTION: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, pictured, a Democrat, is running for re-election against two independent candidates, East Side resident Diane “Dee Dee” Witman and South Side resident Jeff Lemire.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Oct. 1, 2018

Can a self-described “pro -growth progressive” mayor boost investment in Providence?Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
FORMER R.I. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Robert G. Flanders Jr., left, and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse are fighting for the right to represent the Ocean State in the Senate, where Whitehouse has been sitting since 2006. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Sept. 26, 2018

Race for U.S. Senate: Former SupCo judge takes on two-term incumbentEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break...
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