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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...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte resigned from the position of President Friday afternoon but will remain on the City Council.

Aponte resigns as Providence City Council president

PROVIDENCE - Luis A. Aponte resigned as president of the City Council Friday afternoon. He said he intends to remain a member of the...
The former office building at 259 Weybosset St. is being converted to retail at street level and apartments on the floors above. Photo by Mary MacDonald

Providence office building on Weybosset under conversion to apartments

PROVIDENCE – A four-story downtown office building near Johnson & Wales University is being converted to apartments and retail space.The project at 259 Weybosset...
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Finance Committee recommends 20-year TSA for $56M Canal Street Project

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story inaccurately stated the status of a tax stabilization agreement. It has been recommended for approval by the...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Aponte charged with embezzlement, unlawful use of campaign funds

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to four charges related to the misuse and embezzlement of...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT Luis A. Aponte has been indicted for misuse of funds, according to WPRI-TV CBS 12. He is the second City Council member to be indicted within the last month.

Providence council President Aponte indicted

PROVIDENCE – Luis A. Aponte, Providence City Council president, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday, according to a report by WPRI-TV CBS...
Providence City Council President Luis Aponte in the council chambers. / PBN PHOTO

City council passes ATV and dirt bike ordinance

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Police Department may now confiscate and destroy recreational vehicles that are driven in the city illegally, according to the Providence...
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