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Webster Bank grants $25,000 to Providence nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Financial coaching and education for middle school boys are among the programs that benefited from grant funds through Webster Bank, according to...

Providence Foundation receives $3,000 grant to help restore Civil War monument

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation was recently the beneficiary of a $3,000 grant from Bank Rhode Island to support the restoration efforts of the...

Transit advocates say pump breaks on downtown busing proposal

The idea of moving buses out of Kennedy Plaza has long been a key component of a centralized transportation hub for Providence. But the...
THE DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE Parks Conservancy received $35,000 to help fund operations at Burnside Park from June through September. Above, Big Nazo performing at Storytime + Art in the Park. / COURTESY THE PROVIDENCE FOUNDATION/KRISTIN CRANE

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy receives $35K from Providence Tourism Council

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation’s Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy program has been awarded $35,000 from the Providence Tourism Council, the foundation announced Monday. The funds...

Freeman named next Providence Foundation assistant director

PROVIDENCE – Nick Freeman was named by the Providence Foundation as its newest assistant director in a recent September announcement. “We are thrilled to have...
DRAMATIC CHANGE: Johnson & Wales CEO John J. Bowen says the most dramatic change in his 44 years at JWU is its ability to graduate students with a manageable debt, growing its discount rate for first-time, full-time students from 20.7 percent in 2003-2004 to 54 percent today. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Retiring CEO John Bowen has helped JWU expand and prosper. What...

For 44 years, John J. Bowen has been a fixture in the Johnson & Wales University community. In January, the chancellor, president and CEO...
MARTHA SHERIDAN, president and CEO of Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PWCVB expects record year

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau expects to wrap 2017 with a 75 percent hotel room occupancy rate – a figure...
THINGS LOOKING UP: Downcity, particularly along Westminister Street, has seen heightened retail activity recently.

Downcity retail revival in store

Merchants benefit from loan program In the past 15 months, 21 new retail stores have opened in the Downcity retail district. By the end of...

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