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GOOD BUSINESS: Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza says ProvPort Inc. has “thrived” during his eight years in office and should not be lumped in with perceived polluters on the city’s working waterfront. Above are two large cranes used to move material at the port. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Next mayor must have a plan for city’s working waterfront

An under-the-radar issue in Providence’s mayoral race with major implications for the city in the coming years is the future of its working waterfront. A...

Merger fallout claims CNE leader

Fallout from the latest failed attempt to merge the state’s two largest health care systems continues. Care New England Health System CEO and President Dr....

Could ‘regionalism’ slow offshore wind?

In Rhode Island, home to the first offshore wind farm in the U.S., most people support expanding offshore wind power – with one important...

A tricky landing ahead for the Fed

The Federal Reserve will likely soon learn what gymnasts already know: sticking a landing is hard. With inflation surging to a new 40-year high and...
BATTLING BURNOUT: On April 26, union nurses and other employees at Women & Infants Hospital protested a new policy preventing front-line caregivers from taking holiday vacation time. The hospital is one of many employers dealing with pandemic-induced staffing shortages. / COURTESY WOMEN & INFANTS HOSPITAL

Stay true to your mission and culture amid staff shortages

Pandemic-induced burnout is building in many workplaces, as staff shortages pressure already-stressed workers left to manage fallout from the “Great Resignation.” On April 26, union...

Food halls evolve with the times

Business marketers love to lay claim to being first, even when the evidence appears anecdotal at best. When a Providence developer’s design plans for “Rhode...

A bit of optimism in recent climate reports

It’s easy to feel pessimistic when scientists around the world are warning that climate change has advanced so far, it’s now inevitable that societies...

The future of misinformation on Twitter?

Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, is acquiring Twitter in a $44 billion deal that will take the publicly traded company private. In a filing...

Summit: Health system rebuild will take years

It can’t compare to the horror of a real war, such as in Ukraine, but health care systems have indeed been in a life-and-death...
NEW LIFE? After sitting vacant for nine years, Providence’s “Superman” building would be revived for residential and other uses under a $220 million plan that still needs some city ­approvals. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Saving ‘Superman’ part of bold post-COVID vision

It was a scene reminiscent of a 2003 gathering in the governor’s office that was then occupied by Republican Donald L. Carcieri. At that...

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