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At times, it seems like the only changes to Providence’s skyline are the moving cranes and wrecking balls. But developers of some of the city’s larger projects say that progress is being made, and some landmark investments in the city are slated to come online relatively soon. more
From smart-growth advocates to economic development officials, groups and individuals from across Rhode Island watched with great anticipation as the long-vacant Masonic Temple was transformed into the new Renaissance Providence Hotel. more
First, let's make clear that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island if the team doesn't move to the former Interstate 195 land along the Providence River in the Capital City. So with Pawtucket's loss already a sunk and unknowable cost, let's … more
BOSTON – A special panel examining the Mass. Bay Transit Authority has recommended a series of measures to bolster the agency, including creating a five-member Fiscal and Management Control Board and the development of one, five- and 20-year … more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie M. Baker last week signed legislation authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities, bringing the total funding available for construction this spring to $300 million. An additional … more
PROVIDENCE – The co-chairs of the Joint Municipal Shared Services Study Commission this month announced legislation that takes another step toward facilitating shared services among Rhode Island's municipalities. While there are existing … more
Pawtucket Red Sox president James J. Skeffington spent the last few days making the political rounds, visiting city and state leadership to lay out the details of his plan to build a … more
The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? more
Rhode Island is a perennial on the "worst state" lists that calculate tax burdens, imposing some of the highest property taxes in the nation. The most recent listing last week, by the online financial-news site WalletHub, ranked the Ocean … more
CRANSTON – Rhode Island's request for a major disaster declaration after the Jan. 26 blizzard has been granted by President Barack Obama. As a result, federal funding will be made available through the Federal Emergency Management … more
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