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ProJo: Man sleeping in Providence street dies when run over

A man was pronounced dead after a vehicle ran over him.

ProJo: Angry East Siders confront Providence City Councilors over homestead exemption

About 120 East Side residents crowded into the Central Congregational Church on Monday night to express their frustration over a City Council proposal to implement a graduated homestead exemption tax structure in Providence. During a meeting punctuated by shouts and interruptions, residents voiced their concern to City Council members in attendance about a proposal they say would raise their tax bills.

RIHousing: Seeks proposals for redevelopment of Barbara Jordan II Proposal

Barbara Jordan II (BJII) is a housing development in Upper South Providence which includes 26 two- and three-story buildings containing 74 apartments. This email announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of BJII.

ProJo: Rally calls for affordable housing at Providence’s Barbara Jordan II complex

Affordable-housing advocates rallied outside the vacant Barbara Jordan II housing complex on Saturday to call attention to the redevelopment process and ask that all of the units be replaced at prices affordable for the lowest-income residents.

HWRI Exhibit, Housing Providence: Making Room for Everyone

Join HWRI at RWU on Thursday, May 9th for the opening of Housing Providence: Making Room for Everyone, an art exhibit highlighting affordable housing development throughout the City of Providence.

PBN: Five Questions With: Brent Runyon

5 Questions with Brent Runyon, HWRI Advisory Board Member and Executive Director of the Providence Preservation Society.

ProJo: Homeless Providence woman describes January stabbing: ‘Now, I feel safe nowhere’

At a Tuesday news conference to call attention to the struggles faced by homeless people in R.I., Eileen Boarman recounted being stabbed in the hand Jan. 2 while she was sleeping in a pedestrian tunnel downtown.

Brown Daily Herald: Providence’s abandoned property problem persists

From 2016 to April 2019, Providence identified 860 vacant and abandoned properties. In 2017, there were 747 such properties.

PBN: Boston rents boost Providence’s appeal

Renowned for its prestigious universities, historical significance and sports fanaticism, Boston seemingly has something to offer everyone – except maybe a place to live. According to a December report published by Zumper National Rent, Boston ranked as the third-most-expensive rental market in the country after San Francisco and New York City.

Asthma Event at William D'Abate School

RI DOH's Asthma Control Program is coming to Olneyville on February 26th.

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