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OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and...

Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west...
THE HOTEL DOLCE VILLA property at 63 De Pasquale Ave. on Federal Hill in Providence recently sold for $2 million. The property was owned by Gianfranco Marrocco and was sold to real estate developer Dustin Dezube. / PHOTO COURTESY GIANFRANCO MARROCCO

Hotel Dolce Villa sold for $2M, Providence developer plans apartments

PROVIDENCE – Moving on with life as a retiree, a Providence businessman recently parted ways with the Hotel Dolce Villa property at DePasquale Square on...
PARK CONCERNS: Sharon Steele, president of the Jewelry District Association, stands in front of the proposed site for the Dyer Street bus hub. She’s an opponent of the Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, in part because she believes that people waiting for buses at the Dyer Street hub would spill into the nearby waterfront park, diminishing the park’s intended use. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

A routing interest: Planned downtown busing overhaul pits riders, other groups...

The ghosts of past public-transit plans have found their final resting place in a cardboard box in the office of Rhode Island Public Transit...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY will revive on a limited basis 'The Prince of Providence,' based on former Providence mayor Vincent A. 'Buddy' Cianci, in June 2021. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep to revive ‘Prince of Providence’ in June 2021

PROVIDENCE – The record-breaking theatrical production about Providence’s infamous former mayor will be given an encore. Trinity Repertory Company will revive its production of “The...

F.R. paying for feckless leadership

Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II’s decision to take a leave of absence and suspend his reelection efforts is good for that city’s...

Reaching west remains a good plan

More than 11 years ago, Providence Business News published an Op-Ed piece written by Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.,...
TAKING THE LEAD: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says he’s proud that the Providence Police Department was the first in the state to adopt body cameras for its police officers. He said the program has been well-received, adding it helps to calm people down because they know they are being recorded, while also allowing “the entire picture” of an incident to get out.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Can a self-described ‘pro[business]-growth progressive’ mayor boost investment in Providence?

The son of Guatemalan immigrants who settled in the West End of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is a pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps story: The first in...

Trinity Rep announces stage version of ‘Prince of Providence’

PROVIDENCE – Among Trinity Repertory Company’s latest commission of new playwrights and artists is George Brant, who will write the stage version of “The...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
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