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Providence Business News: Apartments sprout in the city

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most significant apartment creation in Providence is happening in traditional neighborhoods.

GoLocal Prov: Providence Ranked One of the Most Expensive Places to Rent, Adverse Effect on Long-Term Wealth

The implications of growing the American “renter economy” are playing out in Providence. A new study ranks Providence poorly for rental affordability -- and the implications are significant for Rhode Islanders trying to build wealth.

PBN: Apartments sprout outside Providence’s downtown

For all the attention on how downtown office buildings are being converted to apartments, or the potential addition of a residential skyscraper, the most significant apartment creation in Providence is happening in traditional neighborhoods.

RIH: Barbara Jordan II Questions & Answers Update

Barbara Jordan II Questions & Answers Update

PBN: R.I. Housing approves $4.7M for blighted and vacant property revitalization

The R.I. Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp. board of commissioners has approved $4.7 million via the state Acquisition and Revitalization Program to fund seven projects, R.I. Housing announced Tuesday.

Providence Journal: Alone in death, but not in life

The pastel-colored homes that once gave the South Providence neighborhood of “Clowntown” its name – before they were vacated and boarded up – framed about two dozen people gathered under the sum at the parking lot of the Salvation Army on Broad Street to mourn and honor Steven “Mustache” Sceeles.

PBN: One answer to blight

During a panel discussion in Providence following a screening earlier this month of a documentary featuring a family left homeless after an eviction, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza talked about the anger he feels about poor housing conditions in the city and other urban centers. It’s a sign of “the erosion of the social safety net that we’ve allowed for a long time,” Elorza said following the screening of Brown University graduate Oscar Dupuy d’Angeac’s short film, titled “Providence Lost.”

ProJo: R.I. Senate panel OKs Providence homestead exemption bill

The Providence City Council simultaneously voted in favor of a resolution urging the General Assembly to pass the same bill.

CYCLE: The Schools Our Communities Deserve

Today is the last day of school for thousands of excited students and teachers in Providence who are wrapping up a year filled with all the typical moments of frustration and joy, as well as some unusual and significant challenges. As kids and families head into the pleasures of summer in Rhode Island, there is major work to be done ensuring that next year, we do better for them.

ProJo: Man sleeping in Providence street dies when run over

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

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