Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Op-Ed

Joseph R. Paolino Jr.

Regionalizing R.I.’s pensions could save us

There is no avoiding the disastrous consequences of Providence’s $1.2 billion unfunded pension liability. In fact, the argument could be made that the city...
Scott Wolf

Rebooting historic tax credit is smart move

A recent PBN article (“Textile mill renovations now paying dividends,” June 25) highlighted five mill-conversion projects in Rhode Island, former massive and abandoned industrial...

With tides rising, coastal cities need some answers

The oceans are rising at an accelerating rate, and millions of people are in the way. Rising tides are already affecting cities along low-lying...
Joshua Padwa

Stop big tech from stifling the little guys

Having worked in the tech industry for nearly a decade, I appreciate the effort that has gone into developing platforms such as Apple Inc.’s...

This step could ease R.I.’s pension woes

Rhode Island’s pension problems are back in the headlines with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s proposal to issue a pension obligation bond for approximately...

As life resumes, can we avert traffic congestion?

Traffic is so ubiquitous in U.S. cities that until recently, imagining urban life without it meant looking to other nations for examples. Then, in...

Health woes from pandemic-related job losses?

Being out of work isn’t just bad for your finances: It’s bad for your health. Losing a job can cause depression, anxiety and other...
Alexander Filippidis

Tax on sugary drinks too big a burden

As a small-business owner here in Providence, I know firsthand how difficult the past year has been for our local establishments. While Rhode Islanders...
John M. Boehnert

Kettle Point project is a regulatory win for R.I.

A recent environmental award for an East Providence waterfront project says as much about environmental regulation in Rhode Island as it does about the...
John Santos

Sugary drinks tax benefits R.I.’s vulnerable

Equitable access to healthy food is one of the most important values driving my work as the general manager of Urban Greens Food Co-op....

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