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Brook Street may see new hotel

A proposal for a $35 million luxury hotel near campus was shot down in 2004 and 2008, but real estate developer Ed Bishop '54 P'86 P'91 thinks his latest bid for the hotel will fare differently.

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First lady visits R.I.

First lady Michelle Obama joined 13 wives of military servicemen Friday evening for a roundtable gathering at the Rhode Island National Guard headquarters in Cranston. Later that night, she appeared at a fundraiser for her husband at the East Side home of Joseph Paolino Jr., a former Providence mayor ...

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Taveras seeks more money from U.

Mayor Angel Taveras will seek $9 million in total contributions from tax-exempt organizations — like the University — and will support legislation in the General Assembly requiring such institutions to pay 25 percent of the property taxes they would owe if they were for-profit, he announced ...

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In fiscal storm, University keeps eyes on Jewelry District

The state's political leaders call it a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity. Set to be completed at the end of 2012, the 10-year relocation of Route 195 has cleared 20 acres of prime real estate in Providence's Fox Point and Jewelry District, some of which Brown is eyeing for further expansion. ...

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City schools hit with two more blows

Calling for sweeping cuts to close a two-year $180 million budget gap, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras called the city's finances a "category five" hurricane. But last Tuesday, that would have more aptly described the city's embattled school system.

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Providence still reeling from school closing announcement

Without his Providence public school education, Mayor Angel Taveras would not be where he is today, he told audience members at a forum to address pending school closings. But, he said, the city's fiscal challenges require overhauling the school system to cut costs, meaning fewer schools and unwanted ...

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At crossroads, reform rests in governor's hands

Sara Bohnsack MAT'11 leads a game of word jeopardy in a fifth-grade classroom at the Paul Cuffee School in Providence. "If I told you that you'd never have to do homework again, some of you might respond by doing this," she reads from a clue. Some of the students act out the correct vocabulary word ...

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