Editorials

College housing, neighborhood coherence on collision course

Imagine making the biggest investment of your life, buying a house on a leafy street on College Hill.Now imagine yourself a college student, paying...

City commercial real estate on the rebound

It has been a long time coming, but the Downtown Providence office market vacancy rate has dropped below 10 percent (with one very large...
MAKING THINGS ­HAPPEN: Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has made his mark in Congress by building bipartisan coalitions. 
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Jack Reed sets an example for government service in troubled times

Without shoving ourselves into too much of the business of Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., he should not be allowed to leave his Senate seat...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy.While the idea...
AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION: The Providence rail station, the proposed center of an intermodal transit hub, is getting pushback on a number of fronts, despite the city’s need for improved public transportation infrastructure.
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Prov. transit projects should be supported, not undercut

A number of residential and commercial interests have filed suit to stop work on one piece of a series of projects aimed at improving...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really.But...
SETTING THE AGENDA: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, right, is looking to help set the state’s spending priorities in the upcoming legislative session. Here he welcomes Sen.-elect Sam Bell, D-Providence, and Senate Chief of Staff Stephen Iannazzi during a Senate orientation for new members.
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MICHAEL SALERNO

Balancing budget, smart investments should be job one

According to PBN’s cover story this week, House Speaker Nicholas A. ­Mattiello’s top budget priority is continuing the phaseout of the auto excise tax....

Newport’s history still intact

On the list of Rhode Island assets, surely the Newport Mansions belong near the top.For the third consecutive year, in 2018 the Preservation Society...

Business community sees many positives in R.I., but needs persist

If only the business community were able to spend more time on Smith Hill doing what it did for the cover story of this...

Much work to be done to bring more high-wage jobs to...

It’s never a bad thing to have a job. But an analysis of data for Rhode Island and the nation shows that which job...
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