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A WORK IN PROGRESS: ­Competing agencies and their often at-odds agendas continue to make development in Providence less robust than it might be. 
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PAMELA BHATIA

State, local regulations still hampering development in R.I.

The opening of a March 2015 PBN story, titled “Why is it so hard to build in Providence?” sounds eerily familiar to those reading...
The aerial view of the proposed Fane Organization's Hope Point Tower./COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION.

Should the Hope Point Tower be built?

The Fane Organization appeared before Providence City Council to present a new version of its proposed $300 million residential skyscraper, Hope Point Tower. The...
THE CONVERSION of a former mill in Pawtucket into loft apartments is a $39 million project of Urban Smart Growth. / COURTESY URBAN SMART GROWTH

Partial floor collapse at Hope Artiste Village residential project injures three

PAWTUCKET – A partial floor collapse at a mill being converted to loft apartments left three construction workers injured on Monday, one critically. The employees...
FORD MOTOR CO. contends that the steel tariffs instituted by President Donald Trump have made domestic steel the costliest in the world and have cut into the auto manufacturer's profits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

NEW YORK – Ford Motor Co. is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said Thursday the state has cut the volume of regulations for businesses by almost one-third.
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Is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s effort to reduce small business regulation...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced that the state has reduced by almost one-third the volume of regulations affecting small businesses in Rhode Island....
THE TIME IS NOW: With the approval by the Justice Department of the CVS Health-Aetna merger, CVS President and CEO Larry J. Merlo will now have to deliver on the promise of the deal, including reining in the rising costs of health care delivery in the United States. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

CVS-Aetna deal could be good

With the Justice Department’s approval of the CVS Health Corp.-Aetna Inc. merger, the nation is embarking on a new road in health care. The potential...
THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY reported that the number of air quality alert days in Rhode Island doubled year over year from the summer of 2017 to the summer of 2018.

EPA: Number of air quality alert days in R.I. doubles from...

PROVIDENCE – The number of air quality alert days in Rhode Island doubled from 2017 to 2018, according to the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday. The...
CONCERNS ABOUT DATA BREACHES may be contributing to user growth at Facebook decelerating.

Facebook says security breach affected about 50 million accounts

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook Inc. said it discovered a security breach earlier this week that affected almost 50 million accounts, the latest in a...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE and Care New England have been granted an expedited review of their proposed merger under the Hospital Conversion Act by the R.I. Department of Health.

RIDOH approves expedited review of CNE, Partners merger

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Department of Health has granted Care New England’s joint application with Partners Healthcare of Massachusetts for an expedited review of...
A FRESH BREEZE SHOULD BLOW: Meetings of the New England Power Pool, a regional energy trade association, should be open to the public, since energy policy is being developed there at the request of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Regional power group should open its meetings to the public

Under normal circumstances, industry associations are private organizations, and as such, their gatherings do not fall under standard public-meeting access rules. But not all...
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