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Providence Public Library completes $25M renovation of 1950s-era wing

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Public Library this week completed its 18-month renovation of the 1950s-era wing, establishing new common areas for the public to...
Jack Martin

Library aiming to help build businesses

Providence Public Library was founded 145 years ago during a period that is now referred to as the Long Depression. Starting with the Panic...

Erica Busillo Adams

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Erica Busillo Adams, 34 | Director of Development, Providence Public Library What is the best advice you have...

PBN announces 2020 40 Under Forty winners

PROVIDENCE – Forty young professionals have been chosen as the winners of Providence Business News’ 16th annual 40 Under Forty program, and will be...
ADDED COST: Jack Martin, executive director of the Providence Public Library, which has nearly completed a $27 million renovation, says scheduling and cost overruns due to a lack of laborers because of the COVID-19 pandemic has added about $500,000 to the cost of the project. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Providence library, other projects near finish in uncertain times

When Jack Martin first walked into the Providence Public Library in 2014, he felt like someone had pressed the pause button on the building...

ONE Neighborhood Builders awards $125K to health equity zone partners

PROVIDENCE – Six organizations that partner with the Central Providence Health Equity Zone have been awarded a total of $125,300 in grants from ONE...
BREAKTHROUGH RENOVATION: The new three-story staircase required breaking through three levels of the building, which will help with wayfinding, orienting visitors to all the major-service areas and connecting the library’s two buildings. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fresh Design: Providence Public Library

Providence Public Library | 150 Empire St., Providence Building owner and tenant: Providence Public Library Architect: designLAB architects Developer/General contractor: Bond Bros. Inc. Cost: $27 million Use: The Providence...

Centreville Bank awards $245,500 in grants to 14 R.I. nonprofits

WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank, through the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation, recently awarded $245,500 in grants to 14 Rhode Island nonprofits, according to a...

Boston bans construction, not a step yet in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – Construction activity continued in Rhode Island this week as major projects moved toward completion in Providence, including the massive 6-10 Connector work...

Wells Fargo highlights 2019 grants, volunteer investments in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – Wells Fargo & Co. contributed $153,853 and 340 volunteer hours to help Rhode Island nonprofits and causes in 2019, according to a...

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