By CATHERINE WELCH
The House will take up a budget Thursday that does not include funding for the state’s historic tax credit program. In his budget, the governor included $52 million in tax credits with a $5 million per-project cap. But in a statement, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said the state is taking a one-year break, and points to projects still in the pipeline. Providence Preservation Society Executive Director Brent Runyon said that pipeline needs to stay open.
ProJo: [GrowSmart/PPS Speaker] sees redistricting as a key redefining cities and the populations they serve
Author sees redistricting as a key redefining cities and the populations they serve
BY KATE BRAMSON
Journal Staff Writer
Cities whose boundaries were defined centuries ago no longer match the populations they serve with culture, sports events and jobs, says Benjamin R. Barber, the keynote speaker brought to Providence this week by GrowSmartRI and the Providence Preservation Society.
Providence Preservation Society's annual festival shows the city's rich heritage
By Lucie Searle and Steve Durkee
Over the last 40 years, we have been bold in the city of Providence. We’ve moved train tracks, rivers and highways, added parks, rejuvenated historic properties and promoted new construction. This significant investment has literally shifted the city’s built environment and created a refreshed energy and engagement in our future. And through all this, the historic fabric of our downtown core has remained intact.