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‘Superman’ building deal would cut $29M from tax bill

PROVIDENCE – Developers planning to redevelop the city’s tallest skyscraper could save $29 million in property taxes over the next 30 years. The proposed tax...

Providence committee gives preliminary approval to $10M racial reparations budget

PROVIDENCE – A panel of city lawmakers gave preliminary approval on Thursday to a $10 million spending plan aimed at closing the racial wealth...

Providence City Council to take up tax deal for ‘Superman’ redevelopment

PROVIDENCE – Plans to offer a 30-year-long property tax discount on the “Superman” building are taking shape, with an ordinance introduced at the Providence...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL on Wednesday unanimously approved a second vote to send a $125 million school construction bond referendum to the November ballot. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

City Council approves $125M school construction bond question, overrides Elorza’s school...

PROVIDENCE – In a special afternoon meeting Wednesday, the City Council approved two significant school-related measures, including sending a nine-figure school construction bond question...

Providence to install license plate cameras despite City Council concerns

PROVIDENCE – The city recently announced that it will move ahead on deploying 25 license plate cameras, despite criticism and concerns from city councilors...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL will hold Wednesday a special meeting to discuss a proposed $125 million bond referendum for school construction.

Providence City Council moves forward on $125M school construction bond

PROVIDENCE – The City Council in a special meeting Wednesday unanimously approved a first vote to advance a proposed $125 million bond referendum to...

Proposed Providence charter changes formally introduced

PROVIDENCE – A hybrid school board with half its members elected by city residents and the other half appointed by the mayor was one...

Providence City Council approves $515M pension obligation bond

PROVIDENCE – With the blessing from the Statehouse, city lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to borrow half a billion dollars to shore up...

Former city councilman jumps into Providence mayoral race

PROVIDENCE - A former city councilman has jumped in to the city mayoral race, filing paperwork on Wednesday to run as an independent candidate,...

Elorza signs Providence $568M budget

PROVIDENCE – The city’s $568 million spending plan for fiscal 2023 is now official, with Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signing the budget on June...
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