Apex Building Targeted For PawSox Stadium Figures In Lawsuit Between Past & Present Owners

The former owners of the Apex Building being considered for a new PawSox ballpark in Pawtucket argue in a Superior Court lawsuit that the site's current owner demanded $6.4 million for unnecessary environmental cleanup costs.

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Four ProJo Staffers Sign Up For Latest Buyout

Update: John Kostrzewa, the Providence Journal's assistant managing editor for business, commerce and consumer issues, is taking the latest buyout offered by GateHouse Media, management, RIPR has learned.

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That’s about a two percent increase overall from last year’s budget. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza gave his third budget address Wednesday evening at City Hall. The address comes as steep financial issues loom over the city.

The city faces more than $900 million in unfunded retiree pension costs as well as a structural deficit. However, there are no new taxes in the proposed budget, and Mayor Jorge Elorza touted the city's work to gain a better financial footing.

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The towns of Richmond and Exeter are suing the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management over its planned welcome center near Browning Mill Pond.

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The Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island has launched the state Shellfish Management Initiative as shellfish continue to be a growing area in the state’s fishing industry.

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Gov. Gina Raimondo says thousands of new jobs have been added to Rhode Island’s clean energy sector.

Rhode Island’s chief medical officer in the behavioral health department, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a position in the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

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Jared Barbosa is an Elementary School guidance counselor who was raised by a professional soccer player. His dad, Manoel “Boom Boom” Barbosa, competed all over the world before settling down in Nashua, N.H.

Jared says professional soccer was his dad’s ticket out of poverty in Brazil. College soccer was his ticket to economic mobility.

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Rhode Island Public Safety officials say a software malfunction is responsible for the disruption in the state’s E-911 telephone system that took place Monday.

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General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says he is voting against all sitting Wells Fargo independent directors, Tuesday, joining shareholders across the country in a move to fire most of the bank’s board.

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Debate over gun-related legislation will return to the Statehouse later Tuesday.

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