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NBC rates grow, yield good outcome

Now on the third and final phase of the nearly $1.4 billion Combined Sewer Overflow project, the Narragansett Bay Commission has continued to increase...
AHEAD OF THE GAME: With enrollments so far ahead of last year’s pace, HealthSource RI is not seeing much effect from the federal government’s removal of the penalty for not having health insurance.

HealthSource’s success positive for R.I.’s health in many ways

In many ways, Rhode Island is an outlier. But in one case, at least, the Ocean State stands out in a way that places...
MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

Rhode Island’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change are well-documented.And now comes more evidence that we should be concerned: The Global Carbon Project...

Diversity, inclusion a business imperative that yields results

As human capital becomes the most important asset an enterprise can deploy, it makes sense to find ways to maximize its effectiveness.That is the...
COMMUNITY BASED: Bank of America may have nearly $2.3 trillion in assets, but as CEO Brian Moynihan points out, the bank’s health depends on the health of the many communities it operates in. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Big banking can succeed by helping communities meet needs

When Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan says, “If the community is strong, we’re strong,” he is doing more than parroting the famous...

Nonprofits helping keep charity alive

Rhode Island is annually at or near the bottom of state rankings measuring charity, especially when it comes to volunteering.Such rankings, however, do not...
TIME TO TALK: Hasbro Inc. wants a more-modern headquarters than what it now has in Pawtucket but has not committed to staying in Rhode Island. State and city officials must present a united front in responding to the threat of a possible move.
 / COURTESY 
HASBRO INC.

Hasbro’s silence is not golden. State, local officials must unite to...

Could iconic toymaker Hasbro Inc. really move its headquarters out of Rhode Island? Sure it can, especially if the move wouldn’t cost it much...
A FUTURE VISION: The proposed Fane Organization’s Hope Point Tower has the potential to inject new life into the I-195 Redevelopment District and subsequently the rest of that part of downtown Providence. 
 / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

For future’s sake, City Council must approve Hope Point Tower

Nearly a month ago, more than four out of five respondents to a PBN.com poll said that the Fane Organization’s Hope Point Tower should...

Affordable housing a must-have for R.I.

Even as Providence attracts high-end investments, the region needs broad-based advances, too.From new housing units to a brand-new food market, the city is drawing...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
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