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ERIC WEINER, shown in 2017, is an Airbnb host who rents out rooms in his Providence house. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence moving to regulate short-term home rentals

PROVIDENCE – Short-term home and apartment rentals such as Airbnb will be restricted in Providence, particularly in residential neighborhoods, under a proposed ordinance moving...

Providence City Council presses for restoration of state PILOT funds

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has put a price on its tax-free hosting of nonprofit institutions such as Brown University, Johnson & Wales University,...

Five Questions With: David Salvatore

Providence City Councilman David Salvatore has introduced an ordinance that would require more security at housing developments for elderly and disabled residents. The proposal,...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY Council could hire the city's former tax assessor as its consultant on TSAs./PBN PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence council could appoint former assessor as TSA consultant

PROVIDENCE – David Quinn, the former Providence city assessor, could be appointed as a contract consultant to the City Council overseeing tax stabilization agreement...

Elorza proposes $773M FY20 budget, denounces ‘extremism’ in national politics

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday announced a proposed $772.6 million fiscal 2020 city budget, with a 3.2% spending increase above the...
PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing before the Downtown Design Review Committee in Providence on the proposal for the Hope Point tower by developer Jason Fane, president of The Fane Organization. From left, Fane; his sister Daria Fane, vice president of The Fane Organization; and their architect, Gianni Ria, director of design, IBI Group. In the foreground recommending denial of the project is City Councilman Seth Yurdin.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Where’s the market for Hope Point?

How high can the Hope Point tower climb? Its size has fueled doubters who say it won’t fit in, leading to extensive government review...

Elorza expected to sign ordinance banning plastic bags

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has approved an ordinance banning the use of plastic bags citywide, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported.The revised ordinance follows a...

Hotel Hive developer seeks 20-year phase-in for property taxes

PROVIDENCE – The Hotel Hive Providence, the proposed $39 million reuse of two vacant downtown buildings – including the early 1900s Providence Journal offices...

Five Questions With: Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller, the new Providence City Council representative for the West End and Federal Hill neighborhoods, is the lead sponsor of a new ordinance...
CITY YEAR PROVIDENCE recently received $70,000 from the Providence City Council to support the nonprofit’s partnership with city schools. Pictured, from left: Alex Molina, managing director of impact for City Year Providence; Providence City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia; Providence City Council President Sabina Matos; Jennie Johnson, executive director of City Year Providence; Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher; Providence City Council Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr.; and Matthew Shumate, deputy chief of staff to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

City Year Providence receives $70K from City Council

PROVIDENCE – City Year Providence received a $70,000 boost from the City Council on Feb. 15 to support the nonprofit’s partnership with city schools.The...
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