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A RENDERING SHOWS what the Beatrice Hotel will look like when finished. 30 Kennedy Partners LLC, which seeks to convert a retail and office building at 59 Westminster St. into the hotel, is requesting a 12-year tax stabilization agreement to facilitate the redevelopment. / COURTESY PAOLINO PROPERTIES

City finance committee to hold public hearings on 3 Providence TSAs...

PROVIDENCE – The finance committee of the Providence City Council on Nov. 2 will hold public hearings on three requests for development tax incentives,...
The Procaccianti Group has demolished the former Fogarty building, but construction of a new hotel on the downtown site has not yet started./PBN PHOTO MARY MACDONALD

Procaccianti Group seeks extension for downtown hotel

PROVIDENCE – The Procaccianti Group is requesting more time to complete its development of a nine-story, extended-stay hotel in downtown Providence, under a revised...
VALUABLE RESOURCE: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Inc., headquartered in Cranston, operates six centers in Rhode Island that offer addiction-treatment services. Above, CODAC CEO and President Linda Hurley talks with Robert Babat, program administrator for Newport CODAC. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Neighborhoods pushing back against Suboxone clinic expansions

Rhode Island has about 300 medical professionals who are trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, a drug that helps people who are addicted to...
DAVID SALVATORE IS the government affairs director for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and a Providence City Councilman, representing a district that includes Elmhurst and Wanskuck. /COURTESY DAVID SALVATORE

Five Questions With: David Salvatore

David Salvatore is a Providence City Councilman, representing a district that includes Elmhurst and Wanskuck. He’s also the government affairs director for the Rhode...
NIRVA LAFORTUNE has won the special election held Aug. 16 for the vacant Ward 3 City Council seat. /COURTESY NIRVA LAFORTUNE

LaFortune wins Ward 3 City Council seat

PROVIDENCE – Unofficial results from the Providence Board of Canvassers show Nirva Rebecca LaFortune won 94 percent of the votes in the Ward 3...

Providence set to install 10 giving meters to raise money for...

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s administration is finalizing plans to install 10 giving meters throughout the city to assist people in need of...
THE EXPANSION OF AN existing parking lot proposed by Rhode Island College, at the Sheffield Avenue gate and near the Hooker Street and Basswood Avenue neighborhoods, is not included in the existing Institutional Master Plan, according to the Providence City Council, which approved a resolution this week requesting the college provide the city with an updated master plan and submit it to the City Plan Commission for review.

City Council critical of parking-expansion plan at Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is pushing back against an expansion of parking at Rhode Island College.The college has proposed to expand an existing...
A RENDERING OF a new building planned for downtown Providence, called 78 Fountain, shows the completed building in proportion to its neighbors. A partnership between Providence-based Cornish Associates and Nordblom Development Co., of Burlington, Mass., which is pursuing the project, is seeking a 20-year tax stabilization agreement from the Providence City Council. /COURTESY CUBE3

Cornish Associates, Nordblom seek 20-year TSA for 78 Fountain project

PROVIDENCE – The developer of a significant new building planned for downtown will come before the Providence City Council on Thursday with a request...

City budget still doesn’t face reality

The highlights for the fiscal 2018 budget for Providence, at least according to City Council, include no tax increase and the inclusion of a...
THE FINANCE COMMITTEE for the Providence City Council approved a $737 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year.

Providence City Council Finance Committee approves $737M budget for FY 2018

PROVIDENCE - The Providence City Council Finance Committee approved a $737 million budget for the 2018 fiscal year on Monday, according to a press...
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