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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...
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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...
THE BROWN FACULTY CLUB building, at 1 Magee St. in Providence, is the most notable building on the street. City Councilman Sam Zurier has introduced a resolution to rename the street Bannister Street. / COURTESY ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CLUBS

Zurier introduces resolution to rename Magee Street as Bannister Street

PROVIDENCE – A Providence City Councilman has introduced a resolution that would rename Magee Street in College Hill, named for a former slave trader....
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,...
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