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ProJo: VW settlement money speeds environmental projects in R.I.

The Sabin Point project is among 16 environmental initiatives around the state receiving funds through Rhode Island’s $4.1-million share of the VW settlement.

ProJo: R.I. eyes economic incentive offered in controversial federal tax law

Rhode Island’s Democratic elected leaders, many of whom opposed the $1.5-trillion tax-cut bill passed by congressional Republicans earlier this year, are hoping a program within it will help jump-start the Blackstone Valley economy. With no discussion, the state House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution designating “the Blackstone River Corridor Municipalities of Providence, Woonsocket, East Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls as Qualified Opportunity Zones” under the new tax law.

ProJo: R.I. real estate: 2017 — a really hot market

House sales increased in Rhode Island for the fifth consecutive year in 2017, creating a “hot” market despite falling inventory, according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.

ProJo: Developer to pay $1M to not include affordable units at East Providence complex

A developer would prefer to pay a fee of nearly $1 million to the city instead of setting aside 10 percent of the 228 apartments to be built at Kettle Point as “affordable” units.

RIPR: Affordable Housing Advocates: Grants Help, But Need Persists

Woonsocket and East Providence will receive nearly $2.4 million in federal grants to help revitalize local neighborhoods and increase affordable housing. The grants were announced on Sunday by Rhode Island's U.S. senators, Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse.

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