Updated February 14 at 10:14am
Public Policy
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The small brick building on Richmond Street in Providence doesn't look like it has the power to delay a $50 million development. But it already has. The building once stood alongside Interstate 195. With the highway removed, it now stands … more
The façade of the former Providence National Bank building was supposed to have been incorporated into a new high rise, a luxury condominium tower for downtown Providence that never materialized after the economy soured. It now fronts a … more
Before news broke that the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox wanted to move the team from its longtime home at McCoy Stadium to the Providence riverfront, Pawtucket officials had been thinking big. Could the area around the stadium be the … 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
Rhode Island's first female governor entered office in January with an intimate knowledge of both investment as a tool for growth and the state's almost desperate need for it. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has wasted no time trying to use her … more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
Think of Rhode Island, and for many the beaches, quahogs, Del's Lemonade and the PawSox immediately come to mind. How much longer the family-friendly minor league baseball team, known officially as the Pawtucket Red Sox, remains identified with … more
Rhode Island ended its fiscal year with a stronger bottom line than expected, a $166.4 million general fund surplus that reflects both higher than anticipated revenue and less spending. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
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