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Five Questions With: John Tabor Jacobson

JTJ Investments, a Providence real estate redevelopment firm, recently opened 28 Wolcott, a sustainable mixed-use building in the city’s Promenade district. President John Tabor...
Bobbi O'hara /

Nursing home worker honored for interviews

Bobbi O’Hara was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Rhode Island Health Care Association, which represents 59 nursing homes in the state....
Technology and the ways in which we use it  are constantly changing. /

Former record executive coming to design firm

Ganesh van Zuiden has been named director of new-business development at the Jenn Lee Design Group. Previously, van Zuiden worked in the artist and...
INSURING THE FUTURE: Starkweather & Shepley CEO Natale Calamis says fewer workers mean lower premiums, and in turn low profits, for his industry. /

Starkweather eying consolidation in insurance industry

There have been a lot of changes in recent weeks at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage. The East Providence-based firm recently acquired Preston Agency...
CONGRESSMAN Patrick J. Kennedy, center, with part of the NorthMain Radiation Oncology team, from left, Frank Ascoli, Mary Ellen Thibodeau, Dr. Gabriela Masko, Dr. Scott A. Triedman, Theresa Strittmatter and Holly Haczynski.  /

Five Questions With: Dr. Scott A. Triedman

Cancer care has advanced dramatically in recent years, with new diagnostic and therapeutic tools and treatments that are saving lives like never before. Yet...
"UPON DISPLACEMENT, many of these individuals and families encounter a complex and confusing dilemma: no immediate shelter and limited financial resources, a discouraging credit history and few prior references," said Sean T. O'Leary, Ferland Corp. vice president of development.   /

Five Questions With: Sean T. O’Leary

Ferland Corporation, a northern Rhode Island housing development and management company, has since December been making an effort to bring Rhode Islanders displaced by...

Five Questions With: William J. Delaney

Attorney William J. Delaney has spent 20 years in business and commercial law with a focus on insolvency and creditors’ rights matter. He regularly...
"WE BELIEVE that many exacerbations of chronic conditions can be avoided by focusing more resources on patient education and monitoring," said Dr. Harold A. Picken, vice president of health operations at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. /

Five Questions With: Dr. Harold A. Picken

It’s easy to think of health insurers as just the folks who collect premiums and pay bills. But a good health plan can do...
"THE STRATEGIC LOCATION of the site at the gateway to the bay, the city, the interstates and the bike path and walkways make it imperative that planning and vision be brought to bear on disposition of it," said Head of the Bay Co-chair Arria Bilodeau. /

Five Questions With: Arria Bilodeau

The R.I. Department of Transportation earlier this month gained approval from the R.I. State Properties Committee to start the bidding process to sell the...
Brownfield legislation has had a widespread impact on property development. /

Insurance lawyer Cervenka named partner at PSH

Jennifer R. Cervenka has been named partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn. Cervenka concentrates her practice on environmental and insurance law, including compliance, permitting,...
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