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The Providence Foundation names David Salvatore new executive director

PROVIDENCE – Former City Council President David Salvatore will serve as the next executive director of The Providence Foundation, the organization announced on Tuesday...

Cliff Wood to step down as executive director of The Providence...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation Executive Director Cliff Wood is leaving his position after 12 years with the nonprofit to pursue other career opportunities. Christopher...
THE TURKS HEAD BUILDING, right, is at the heart of what was once a thriving financial district in Providence. PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Is I-195 land a drain on downtown?

Some new projects on the former Interstate 195 land have heightened concerns about incentives that favor new development in certain areas of Providence at...

Mayoral primary victor Brett Smiley now focused on transition

PROVIDENCE – Less than 24 hours out from their hard-won primary victories, state and local candidates are gearing up for general election races. However, not...

Economic development front and center at Providence mayoral forum

PROVIDENCE – From public safety fears to the housing crisis and the “brain drain” of college graduates leaving the capital city, nearly all the...
LASTING MARK? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, who cannot run in November for another term, is hopeful a renovated Industrial Trust Co. Building will add to the vibrancy of Kennedy Plaza, which the city is eying for a $140 million overhaul. / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

TO THE RESCUE? ‘Superman’ building project could key downtown recovery

The Industrial Trust Co. Building holds a towering place in Neil D. Steinberg’s memory. He started his banking career there nearly half a century ago,...
LIFTOFF: Jaia Robotics LLC owner Ian Estaphan Owen launches one of his company’s aquatic robots in Narragansett Bay. Newport-based Jaia could be a benefactor if the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation’s proposal to boost the blue economy is named a winner in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: 2 key R.I. sectors could get $100M...

Ian Estaphan Owen launched a marine robotics company less than two years ago with the aim of helping combat the effects of climate change. But...

Contested downtown multihub bus plan scrapped

PROVIDENCE - State officials have quietly scrapped a contested plan to split up the central downtown bus hub across three locations, appearing to move...

Alternative downtown bus hub plan gains support amid continued delays in...

PROVIDENCE – More public input was the reason state transportation officials said in April that they were pumping the brakes on a contested plan...

Providence City Council gives final approval to TSA reform

PROVIDENCE – After years of debate and failed attempts to reform the tax deals for Providence development projects, change is coming with the City...
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