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EAST PROVIDENCE — A proposal to construct an upscale housing development located on vacant land in Riverside owned by a noted local developer received two key approvals from the city council at its … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As an aside during their presentation to the city council at the body’s January 16 meeting on the proposed redevelopment of the Narragansett Park Plaza, representatives of the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — After years of decline and decay, a new day could be on the horizon for the moribund Narragansett Park Plaza at the border of East Providence and Pawtucket. The site, which … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Benny’s announced earlier this week the sale of most of its properties to the Carpionato Group, nearly bringing about the end of the 93-year-old company’s existence in Rhode Island, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city and New Agawam LLC reached an agreement late last week over the historic club’s municipal debts, ending a months long process to settle the dispute. New Agawam, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — By a slim 4-3 margin, the East Providence Waterfront Commission at its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 19, voted to approve a contentious proposal allowing contractors at the Kettle … more
PROVIDENCE — East Providence is among seven communities around the state submitted by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to be the new home of Amazon’s planned second quarters, the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time in a matter of weeks a representative from the owners of the financially strained Agawam Hunt Club approached the City Council and administrators with a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
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