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R.I. Commerce Corp. announces $2.7M for tourism events and attractions

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Commerce Corp. on Tuesday announced that 24 local organizations will share in $2.7 million in federal funding to create new attraction...
ENRICHING HONOR: ­Community Preparatory School founder and Head of School Dan Corley, center, receives the 2023 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment at the Rhode Island Foundation. Pictured with Corley are, from left, Murray family members Terry Murray Jr., Paula McNamara 
and Megan Craigen, and Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President David N. Cicilline.
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Corley receives 2023 Murray Family Prize from Rhode Island Foundation

DAN CORLEY, founder and head of school of the Community Preparatory School in Providence, received the 2023 Murray Family Prize for Community Enrichment from...
Neil D. ­Steinberg 
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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: He helped raise and give out $693M, but outgoing...

Neil D. Steinberg has never worked as hard as he has over the last 15 years. But he has also enjoyed every moment of...

Mayor, leaders open $5M Roger Williams Park Gateway Center

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined congressional and state leaders to open the Roger Williams Park Gateway Center on Monday. The ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated...

Providence expands WiFi in the Parks program

PROVIDENCE – Five more parks will offer free internet access to visitors as part of the city’s WiFi in the Parks program, city officials announced last...
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Food trucks and ice cream make for delicious duo at Sacred...

We can’t help but be in a good mood when we are with family, friends or someone special surrounded by good food and attentive...
The Roger Williams Gateway Center project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022, according to the Department of Planning and Development. A groundbreaking was held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. / Courtesy INFORM design studio.

$5M park gateway project coming to South Providence business corridor

PROVIDENCE – Spanning high above the entrance to the park, a long set of bright, multicolored fins is meant to represent the diversity and...
NATURAL CLEANSER: Ryan Kopp, coordinator of the Providence Stormwater Innovation Center, explains how a stormwater basin clears pollutants from runoff inside Roger Williams Park. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Stormwater Innovation Center using park to experiment

After three consecutive days of stifling, 90-degree heat, any droplets of water had long since evaporated from the shallow inlet of vegetation outside the...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence shuts down parks, golf courses

PROVIDENCE – The city is shutting down parks, trails, golf courses and other public spaces after reports of crowds gathering over the weekend, Mayor...
PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With Jorge Elorza

Jorge O. Elorza | Mayor, Providence 1. What is your New Year’s resolution for the city? The long-term vision we have built over the...
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