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THE I-195 REDEVELOPMENT District Commission has petitioned the City Council, seeking the abandonment of four historical former streets, or gangways, that cross one of its development parcels, Parcel 1A, shown above, in Providence. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 District Commission withdraws request to abandon 4 gangways

Correction: The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission has withdrawn its request for a city abandonment of four historical former streets, or “gangways,” traversing one of...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
AN ORDINANCE TO REDUCE the number of single-use plastic bags in Providence was introduced to the City Council. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GRAHAM BARCLAY

Ordinance to reduce single-use plastic bags introduced to Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan, D-Ward 5, introduced an ordinance on Thursday that would reduce the use of single-use plastic...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: David A. Salvatore

David A. Salvatore | President, Providence City Council1. What does it mean to you to be elected City Council president? I’m a lifelong Providence...

Unite Here workers oppose Paolino’s TSA request for new hotel

PROVIDENCE – More than 20 people carrying signs showed up to a Dec. 28 City Council finance panel meeting in opposition to former Mayor...
THE CITY COUNCIL in Providence wants an independent review of the impact of tax stabilization agreements on the city's tax base. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence council seeks independent financial review of TSAs

PROVIDENCE – The City Council plans to hire an independent financial consultant to help it put a value on the long-term impact of tax...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCILMAN David Salvatore, who represents Ward 14, has introduced a resolution that asks state lawmakers to increase the penalties for someone who assaults a police officer and clarifies the meaning of “dangerous weapon” to include glass bottles. / COURTESY DAVID SALVATORE

Salvatore introduces resolution to increase penalties for assaulting police officer

PROVIDENCE – Several members of the Providence City Council are trying to strengthen the city’s hand in responding to complaints about the behavior of...
JOSLIN RECREATION CENTER of Providence celebrates its new computer lab. From left, Providence Deputy Director of Recreation Takara Roderick; Elena Chiaradio, senior manager of corporate communications, International Game Technology; Sabina Matos, acting president of the Providence City Council; Ward 6 Councilman Michael Correia; and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY MICHAEL CORREIA

Joslin Recreation Center gets new computer lab

PROVIDENCE – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 22 for a new computer lab at Joslin Recreation Center, made possible with a $15,000 grant...
The Providence Community Health Centers has received a tax incentive agreement for improvements it made to the historic Beaman and Smith Mill./PBN

Providence Community Health Centers requests city tax incentives for mill conversion

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Community Health Centers this week requested a 10-year tax stabilization agreement for city property taxes on a mill building it...
ASPEN GROUP INC., developer of the former Flynn Elementary School site in Upper South Providence, shaded in red, is seeking a 20-year tax stabilization agreement for a building project on the site. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Aspen Group seeks 20-year TSA for project on former Flynn School...

PROVIDENCE – A developer who proposes to build two new structures on the site of the former Flynn Elementary School in Upper South Providence...
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