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Ordinance allowing more cannabis shops in Providence clears City Plan Commission

PROVIDENCE – Some parts of the city could get a little greener. The City Plan Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to recommend that the City Council...

Revised ‘8% law’ ordinance introduced by Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE – After failing to muster the votes needed to override a veto from Mayor Brett P. Smiley, the City Council on Thursday introduced...

City Council calls for ‘condemnation and closure’ of embattled Providence scrapyard

PROVIDENCE – As the long-running disputes Rhode Island Recycled Metals LLC has faced with state and city authorities continue, the City Council passed a...

City Council delays vote to override Smiley’s 8-law veto

PROVIDENCE – An effort by city officials to change the state-enabled tax incentive available to developers and rental property owners is now in limbo. The...

Providence mayor vetoes ordinance tightening ‘8% law’ tax breaks

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on April 26 vetoed the recent ordinance approved by the City Council that tightened the rules governing its...

New parking meters being installed across Providence

PROVIDENCE – All the single and multi-spaced parking meters across the city are now being replaced under an initiative unveiled on Wednesday by Mayor...

Smiley unveils $598.6M city budget, vows ‘a new culture in City...

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday presented a $598.6 million budget for fiscal year 2025, a 3% increase that targets investments in...

Providence mayor to unveil fiscal 2025 budget Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley on Wednesday will formally present his proposed budget for fiscal year 2025 that targets investments in every neighborhood,...
ONE OF A KIND: This overdose prevention center on Willard Avenue in Providence will be the first state-regulated facility of its kind in the country when it opens later this year. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence to host nation’s first state-regulated overdose prevention center

The first-ever state-regulated overdose prevention center in the country is on track to open later this year at 45 Willard Ave. in Providence. An overdose...

Smiley removing bike lanes in plan to ease Washington Bridge traffic

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced on Wednesday plans to remove the two-way bike path along South Water St. as part of the...
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