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MUTED REACTION: Reaction to sections of new bike lanes on Empire Street in downtown Providence, pictured, has been muted, at least so far, unlike other areas of the city such as along South Water Street.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

BATTLE LANES: Mobility advocates fight for space on road, but opposition...

The 8½-mile cycling route from Robert Isenberg’s ­Cranston home to his job at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island on Providence’s East Side...
AFTER HEARING PUBLIC INPUT, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission said it plans to vote on selecting one of three residential building proposals for Parcel 2 during its next public meeting on Feb. 2, 2022. The 1.08-acre site is located next to the Providence River on South Water St. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

After public input, Providence commission to decide Parcel 2 developer Feb....

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will soon be selecting a developer for Parcel 2, after hearing presentations on Wednesday about revisions to...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY will hold the first week of spring classes online starting Jan. 24. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

Roger Williams University latest college to start spring remotely

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University is the latest local college that will start its spring semester’s classes online. The university on Thursday said that all...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, pictured, and the Community College of Rhode Island announced that their respective spring semesters will start remotely through early February. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Rhode Island College, CCRI and RISD starting spring classes online

PROVIDENCE – In addition to requiring their students and employees to get COVID-19 booster shots before the start of the spring semester, Rhode Island...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY announced late Tuesday it will require all its students and employees to get COVID-19 booster vaccinations before the start of the spring semester. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU, Bryant, RISD latest colleges to require COVID-19 booster shots

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University, Bryant University in Smithfield and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence are the latest local colleges to mandate...
CRYSTAL WILLIAMS has been appointed as the next president of the Rhode Island School of Design. She begins her tenure on April 1. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

R.I. School of Design names Williams next president

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School of Design’s board of trustees announced Thursday that Crystal Williams will become the art college’s 18th president on April...

Should local colleges mandate that students and staff get COVID-19 booster...

Local colleges this past summer made it clear that nearly all students – and employees in some cases – needed to be vaccinated against...
LOCAL COLLEGES are currently strongly recommending students and employees to get COVID-19 booster shots, and currently vetting as to whether or not to mandate them on campus. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER

Local colleges taking wait-and-see approach on mandating booster vaccines

PROVIDENCE – In late summer, just before students returned to local college campuses for the new academic year, the schools made it clear that...
WORKING TOGETHER: Panelists discuss the ways government and businesses in Rhode Island can work hand in hand to increase access to funds and develop a larger talent pool for various industries during a virtual conversation moderated by PBN Editor Michael Mello, center, and Mark S. Murphy, top left. Clockwise from the top middle are: Eric M. Shorr, Michael E. McKelvy, Edward O. “Ned” Handy III, Marcela Betancur, Chris Parisi and Betty Robson.

Call to arms for government, businesses

On the occasion of Providence Business News’ 35th anniversary, six business and community leaders joined in a virtual discussion on Rhode Island’s economy –...
CLEAN ENVIRONMENT: An Amgen employee works inside the next-generation biomanufacturing plant built in West Greenwich in 2020. / COURTESY AMGEN RHODE ISLAND/AL WEEMS

Building on the promise of biotech

TECHNOLOGY With help from companies ranging from global corporations to local startups, Rhode Island has had its share of victories in the biotech sector in...

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