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THE PROVIDENCE City Council is considering two ordinances that would strengthen regulation of developers and contractors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence City Council considers tying TSAs to wage and labor requirements

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is considering legislation that will tighten requirements for developers to make sure large commercial projects are following state and...
THE PROVIDENCE RIVER Pedestrian Bridge officially opened Friday. / PBN PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opens

PROVIDENCE – The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge opened officially Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The $21.9 million project took more than a decade to come...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Aponte pleads no contest to embezzlement, steps down from City Council

PROVIDENCE – Former City Council President Luis Aponte pleaded nolo contendere to a felony count of embezzlement in R.I. Superior Court, Attorney General Peter...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL has passed a $770 million fiscal 2020 budget, and it has been signed by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence has FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council passed a $770 million fiscal 2020 budget Tuesday evening and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed it into law the...

Too many contractors exploit workers

As a state with a lot of competing interests, Rhode Island knows that solving a problem means you’ve got to work together. Today, our...
WHEN ITS COMPLETE, the $2.7 million "Super Studio" project will allow The Steel Yard to offer multipurpose community space year-round. / COURTESY STEEL YARD

Steel Yard holds groundbreaking, on target to finish $2.7M project by...

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit industrial arts organization The Steel Yard held an official groundbreaking Thursday for its $2.7 million "Super Studio" project at its...

Elorza proposes $773M FY20 budget, denounces ‘extremism’ in national politics

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Tuesday announced a proposed $772.6 million fiscal 2020 city budget, with a 3.2% spending increase above the...
CITY YEAR PROVIDENCE recently received $70,000 from the Providence City Council to support the nonprofit’s partnership with city schools. Pictured, from left: Alex Molina, managing director of impact for City Year Providence; Providence City Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia; Providence City Council President Sabina Matos; Jennie Johnson, executive director of City Year Providence; Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher; Providence City Council Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr.; and Matthew Shumate, deputy chief of staff to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

City Year Providence receives $70K from City Council

PROVIDENCE – City Year Providence received a $70,000 boost from the City Council on Feb. 15 to support the nonprofit’s partnership with city schools. The...

Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Kennedy Plaza gets $50K grant

PROVIDENCE – Restoration of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a tribute to the Rhode Islanders who died in the Civil War, has received $50,000...
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Five Questions With Sabina Matos

5Q: Sabina Matos | President, Providence City Council 1. How will you encourage more widespread economic development across Providence neighborhoods? Successful economic development depends...
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