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Former City Council president Michael Solomon runs for mayor

Providence business owner and former City Council president Michael Solomon is running for mayor of Providence on a platform of enhancing public safety and education. Solomon, who also ran for mayor in 2014, will face off against Democratic opponents Nirva LaFortune, Brett Smiley and Gonzalo Cuervo ...

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Brett Smiley campaigns for Providence mayor

This isn’t Brett Smiley’s first campaign for mayor — after running in 2014 and ultimately withdrawing to support the current mayor Jorge Elorza, Smiley didn’t run for office again for several years and instead went to work in city and state government, he told The Herald.

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Louis restaurant reflects on 75 years, impact of COVID-19

Louis, which celebrated its 75th birthday during the pandemic, has been a staple of the Providence community throughout its lifetime. While this legacy is apparent in Louis’ decor — which includes scattered black and white photographs and eclectic drawings — and the memories of its patrons ...

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J Life Mart brings Asian snacks, products to Thayer Street

Since its opening April 1, Japanese convenience store J Life Mart — located on 231 Thayer St. — has welcomed many eager students and customers to see its offerings. Upon entering, patrons are greeted by colorful shopping baskets to use as they peruse aisle after aisle of Asian snacks and goods. ...

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