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Elorza calls for rental protections

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza publicly criticized the City Council’s finance committee this week for failing to recommend revisions to an existing ordinance...
PROVIDENCE CITY Councilman Seth Yurdin has resigned from his post. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

WPRI: Yurdin resigns from Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Councilman Seth Yurdin, a Democrat who represents Ward 1, has stepped down from his role, triggering a special election for...

Billboard company seeks electronic signs in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Lamar Outdoor Advertising is seeking city permission for electronic billboards, according to a recent petition to the City Council. If the City Council...

Does Providence need an administrative, rather than political, approval process for...

The Providence City Council needed to use a parliamentary procedure to vote on a requested 20-year tax-stabilization agreement from the city, after a subcommittee...
A RENDERING of the proposed Hive Hotel Providence by Abdo Development. / COURTESY ABDO DEVELOPMENT

Tax deal for Providence hotel project OK’d to go to mayor...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council on Tuesday night gave a second OK for a $2.7 million tax break for a developer planning to turn...
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...
SABINA MATOS, Providence City Council president, has introduced proposed ordinances that will alter how and where the city issues nightlife licenses, among changes to entertainment regulations. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL

Matos to introduce nightlife ordinances to City Council

PROVIDENCE – City Council President Sabina Matos will propose changes to city regulations on nightlife entertainment and establishments, including new liquor licenses, she announced...

Providence short-term rental ordinance to take effect Nov. 30

PROVIDENCE – A new short-term rental ordinance is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 30, affecting units in residential areas, the city said. The ordinance...
A NEW short-term rental ordinance in Providence is slated to take effect at the end of the month. Above Eric Weiner, shown in 2017, an Airbnb host who rented out rooms in his Providence house. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence short-term rental ordinance to take effect Nov. 30

PROVIDENCE – A new short-term rental ordinance is scheduled to go into effect Nov. 30, affecting units in Providence residential areas, the city said...

Taylor wants community involved in any talk of moving Columbus statue

PROVIDENCE – The statue of Christopher Columbus that has been vandalized twice in recent years, including over the Columbus Day weekend, has been located...
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