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Providence City Council calls for new standards on tax breaks to...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is reviving efforts to create a more-streamlined and objective process for when and how it gives tax breaks to...

Providence Council members call for property valuation

PROVIDENCE – Some members of the City Council are asking for a valuation of all city-owned properties, as the council works toward finalizing a...

Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...

Providence Council petitions to end DPW furloughs

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Providence City Council are calling upon Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to end furloughs for public works employees amid a “rampant...

College Hill Smart Hotel project draws 2 administrative appeals

PROVIDENCE – Two sets of city residents have filed an appeal challenging the City Plan Commission review of the Smart Hotel project, stating the commission overstepped its authority in granting...
MATTER OF OPINION: Former R.I. Supreme Court Justice R­obert G. Flanders Jr. speculates that the recent high court decision on a pension dispute between the city of Providence and a group of municipal retirees might make bankruptcy more palatable for municipalities. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Court ruling on Providence pensions will have ripple effects

Rhode Island is no stranger to pension problems. Even after a major state-level overhaul of the Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island led by then-R.I....
John Goncalves /  Courtesy John Goncalves

Five Questions With: John Goncalves, Providence city councilman

1. How has your professional background prepared you for the new role as councilman representing Ward 1 in Providence, which includes Fox Point? First,...

Public hearing scheduled for boutique hotel project on College Hill

PROVIDENCE – The Smart Hotel project, which would place a boutique hotel near Brown University on College Hill, is scheduled for a public hearing...

City councilor targeted by vandals who want police defunded

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A Providence city councilman says he and his family were the targets of vandals who want to defund the city police...

Providence Revolving Fund issues first loans to microbusinesses through new program

PROVIDENCE – Three Providence microbusinesses have received low-interest loans through a new pilot program launched by the Providence Revolving Fund and the City Council,...

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