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A PROPOSED WAYLAND SQUARE mixed-use residential project is favoring bicycles instead of parking spaces, but the Providence City Plan Commission still has questions about the plans. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION

Lack of parking at proposed projects stirring debate

More and more frequently, proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence are including less and less on-site parking, and that’s perfectly fine with some...
GROWING STAFF: Scott J. Pacheco, left, owner and president of Scott James Furniture & Design in Tiverton, with his father, Rob Pacheco, head bed builder. Although the company shut down for two months at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, it has done well since then, Scott Pacheco said, especially “doing a lot more work in the wealthier coastal neighborhoods for people leaving New York,” which has resulted in more full-time employees now than before COVID-19 hit. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New model for collaboration

Rhode Island has a long, rich and diverse history of design, which arguably started with Samuel Slater. In 1789, the 21-year-old textile mill apprentice...
BROWN UNIVERSITY has been ranked No. 14 among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings that were released Monday. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown ranks No. 14 nationally in U.S. News’ annual Best Colleges...

PROVIDENCE – For the fourth consecutive year, Brown University has been ranked No. 14 out of all the universities across the United States, according...
LAB VISIT: Roger Williams University President Ioannis Miaoulis visits with Emma Place, left, and Alicia Schickle, who are examining the Northern Star Coral being raised in the university’s wet lab. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

AN ENGINEER’S ATTITUDE: At RWU, Miaoulis revels in opportunities to solve...

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in an occasional series of interviews with the state’s new wave of higher education leaders. You can...

HousingWorks RI using grants to develop 10-year plan for senior housing

PROVIDENCE – With funding from two of the state’s major health insurance companies, the nonprofit research group HousingWorks RI at Roger Williams University is...

R.I. District Court Judge DuBose named to Rhode Island Foundation board

PROVIDENCE – Melissa DuBose, an R.I. District Court associate judge, was recently named a new member of the Rhode Island Foundation’s board of directors. DuBose...

We Make RI manufacturing training fair to help unemployed reenter workforce

CRANSTON – Manufacturing training organization We Make RI will host an in-person training fair on Wednesday. Workforce development organizations that will be on hand include...
LOCAL COLLEGES, such as Brown University, pictured, are optimistic in having a rebound academic year starting in the fall after the COVID-19 pandemic upended campus life for 18 months. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

College leaders cautiously optimistic about having bounce-back year on campus

PROVIDENCE – With college students expected to soon return to campuses in Rhode Island, there is cautious optimism that the 2021-22 academic year will...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY is now requiring its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Johnson & Wales University requires faculty, staff to be vaccinated

PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 cases rise in Rhode Island, another local college is mandating its faculty and staff to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Johnson...

Five Questions With: June Speakman

State Rep. June Speakman, D-Bristol, will lead a special legislative commission to study low- and moderate-income housing in Rhode Island. A professor at Roger...

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