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GROW SMART RI has announced the winners of the 2019 Smart Growth Awards.

Grow Smart RI announces winners of 2019 Smart Growth Awards

PROVIDENCE – Grow Smart Rhode Island announced the winners of its eighth annual Rhode Island Smart Growth Awards Friday.The awards will be presented at...
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Five Questions With Nina Stack

Nina Stack | Executive director, The Champlin Foundation1. You were appointed executive director in June of last year. How have you found your...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
TOWER CONCERNS: Pictured at the ArtProv Gallery in Providence are from left: gallery staff members Nicholas Dupont and Victoria Rogers, owner Michele Aucoin, Susan Petree of Newport, and Luke ­Morrison of Providence. Aucoin said she’s concerned the proposed Hope Point Tower by the Fane Organization would be too overpowering and not “fit in.”
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Business community divided over Fane tower proposal

While city officials debate whether to approve the proposed 600-foot Hope Point Tower in Providence’s Jewelry District, businesspeople in and around the neighborhood are...
SIMULATED SCENE: University of Rhode Island nursing students at the new Nursing Education Center at South Street Landing in Providence attend to a patient during a simulated hospital scene in which the woman, played by an actor, is in labor. From left, URI junior Rachel Kane, of Braintree, Mass.; Rachel Winslow, patient actor; URI junior Sandy Vuong, of Danville, N.J.; URI senior Brittany Hunt, of Scituate; Jane Williams, dean of the School of Nursing at Rhode Island College; and Barbara Wolfe, dean of the College of Nursing at URI. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing Education Center provides advanced tech, simulations for students

The woman on the hospital bed looked distressed and unwell. Sent over with a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, she was 36 weeks pregnant with her...
NEW OWNER: Joanne Chang, new owner of Olga’s Cup and Saucer in Providence’s Jewelry District, purchased the neighborhood restaurant for $660,000 in November. She says the arrival of the Cambridge Innovation Center and construction of new housing in the district attracted her interest. / PBN PHOTO/­RUPERT ­WHITELEY

Shine returning to Providence’s Jewelry District

Investment in the Jewelry District of Providence has accelerated, fueled by large commercial and residential projects bringing new jobs and residents to the once-forlorn...
SNOW REMOVAL: A Shawmut Construction worker shovels snow from the work site at 225 Dyer St. in Providence. Construction crews must deal with the winter elements to meet project deadlines. / PBN PHOTO/­
RUPERT WHITELEY

No more ‘off season’ in construction

As snow fell on Providence during the first significant storm of the winter, a construction worker in a bright orange lift toiled on windows...
A RIBBON CUTTING took place at the South Street Landing project, which is now largely occupied. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/JON LUIPOLD

South Street Landing is opened with ceremony

PROVIDENCE – With two of the three phases of the South Street Landing project now completed, and largely occupied, state and university officials on...
BROWN UNIVERSITY RECENTLY began moving its administration departments into the newly-renovated South Street Landing facility, which can be seen from Providence's Point Street Bridge. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY/NICK DENTAMARO

Brown administration begins move into new South Street Landing facility

PROVIDENCE – Over three move-in dates, 11 Brown University administration departments will relocate to the newly-renovated, $220 million South Street Landing facility, completing a...
ERIN WILBUR,ABOVE, was named executive director of the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center. / COURTESY RIOPC

Erin Wilbur named executive director of South Street Landing Nursing Education...

Updated 3:41 p.m.PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner named Erin Wilbur as the executive director of the R.I. Nursing Education Center. The...
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