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McKee’s top aide Silva steps down amid development controversy

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee's chief of staff Tony Silva has resigned amid questions over whether he attempted to use his political influence...

McKee requests AG investigation into top aide’s wetlands application

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee asked R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Wednesday to conduct an independent investigation into a wetlands application...
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES ON WESTMINSTER and Weybosset streets in downtown Providence remained empty during the summer of 2021. Vacancies at several downtown properties have been prolonged and, in at least one case, prompted by the pandemic, as a result of work stoppages and shutdowns, according to several downtown real estate investors. PBN PHOTO/MARC LAROCQUE

Post-pandemic vacancies, optimism abound in downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – Sign, sign, everywhere a sign: “Retail opportunity,” says one. “Prime retail space for lease,” another. “Available now.” There’s plenty of prime storefront space...
NEW YORK-BASED Tonix Pharmaceuticals in building an development center in the Dartmouth section of the New Bedford Business Park.

Biopharma firm to build R&D center in Dartmouth with 70 jobs

DARTMOUTH – A publicly traded clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company based in New York is preparing to construct a 45,000-square-foot research and manufacturing plant in the...
RIVER HOUSE at 1 Point St., Providence, was acquired by Brown University for $75 million to be used for graduate and medical student housing. / COURTESY BRUCE T. MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Brown University purchases River House for $75M for student housing

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is increasing its student housing footprint in the city. The Ivy League university announced that it, through a subsidiary named River...
HIGH DEMAND: Brendan Moran, director of facilities for Premier Land Development Inc., which owns the Wanskuck Mill development in Providence, says the pandemic appeared to have no effect on demand for Wanskuck’s residential units, which are 95% leased. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Textile mill renovations now paying dividends

The conversion of abandoned textile mills into loft apartments is slow, methodical and expensive. It can take years and tens of millions of dollars...

RIHousing Loan Center Welcomes Elizabeth Gonzalez as Mortgage Originator

Elizabeth Gonzalez has been promoted to the position of Mortgage Originator in the RIHousing Loan Center. Elizabeth brings more than 15 years of experience...
IN FAVOR: House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, supports a dedicated revenue stream for affordable housing and creation of a state “housing czar” position./ PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State must take more responsibility for boosting housing supply

The state earlier this year took a step toward responding to a serious housing shortage when voters approved $65 million in borrowing to boost...
Beverly Walter

It’s best to prep before shopping for a new home

If you’re hoping to buy a home this summer, you’re in good company. Homebuyers in Rhode Island and around the country are facing the...
John M. Boehnert

Kettle Point project is a regulatory win for R.I.

A recent environmental award for an East Providence waterfront project says as much about environmental regulation in Rhode Island as it does about the...

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