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A LAWSUIT in Superior Court seeks to overturn newly approved zoning that would allow the Hope Point Tower in Providence./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION.

Lawsuit filed over Hope Point Tower

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit has been filed against the City Council of Providence, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission and developer Jason Fane that challenges...

Ryan becomes first woman to be elected majority leader of Providence...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has elected Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan, D-Ward 5, as majority leader for the 2019-2023 term, making her the first woman...

Building Bridges raising funds for legal fees to appeal skyscraper zoning...

PROVIDENCE – Building Bridges Providence has been raising money to cover legal fees to appeal the City Council’s approval of a zoning change for...
COUNCILWOMAN SABINA MATOS was elected president of the 2019-2022 Providence City Council. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL

Matos elected president of Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE - Councilwoman Sabina Matos was voted Providence City Council president Monday. The council said that Matos is the first Latina to hold the...

Providence City Council overrides mayor’s veto of zoning change for Hope...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council voted Thursday night to override Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s veto of the zoning variance needed to surpass height...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCILMAN Kevin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years with one and a half years to serve after pleading no contest to charges of embezzlement and campaign finance violations in October. COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Jackson, former Providence councilman, sentenced to 10 years, 1.5 years to...

PROVIDENCE – Former Providence City Councilman Kevin Jackson was sentenced to 10 years, with one and a half years to serve and the remainder...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, Nov. 2018

1 More than 40 local nursing homes earn ‘Best Nursing Home’ honor from U.S. NewsPOSTED ONLINE: OCT. 30More than 40 nursing homes and assisted...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has vetoed the rezoning that would authorize the Hope Point Tower. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Mayor Elorza vetoes Hope Point Tower rezoning

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a zoning change on Friday that would have allowed a New York developer to construct the city’s...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza outlined a series of agreements he would like to reach with the Fane Organization before committing to approval of a height variance for the proposed luxury residential tower in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District. / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Elorza outlines his conditions for Hope Point Tower support

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza issued a statement Monday outlining his conditions for full support of the Hope Point Tower proposed by the...
A FUTURE VISION: The proposed Fane Organization’s Hope Point Tower has the potential to inject new life into the I-195 Redevelopment District and subsequently the rest of that part of downtown Providence. 
 / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

For future’s sake, City Council must approve Hope Point Tower

Nearly a month ago, more than four out of five respondents to a PBN.com poll said that the Fane Organization’s Hope Point Tower should...
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