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By KRYSTAL NOISEUX In the past year, recycling has certainly made headlines. Stories of China's outright rejection of trash-laden U.S. recyclables have peppered national news. Our neighbors in Massachusetts have grappled with special permits, allowing more
By MAX RICHTMAN It's no secret that American workers face a major - and very real - retirement crisis. Wealth inequality and workplace changes have all but kicked-out two of the legs of the traditional retirement stool: pensions and private savings - more
By RICK CASCELLA As reported this week in the Warwick Beacon, the summary of the findings of the FY2018 Audit contradict the information presented in the State of the City" speech delivered by Mayor Solomon in March. Despite the fact that the fiscal" more
By DR. JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE and MACKY McCLEARY Decades after the Cold War, the risk of nuclear war is again a serious concern. Russian President Putin and others have stated that the prospect of a nuclear war is higher now than it has been in decades. more
My wife and I recently had an opportunity to see the Rolling Stones, who paid a visit to Gillette Stadium. Deep into their 70s, having experienced significant wear and tear, they somehow continue to exhibit incredible energy after more
By MORRIS M. BOCHNER As a retired director of facilities and transportation, I get frustrated to hear of buildings in deplorable structural and visual repair in Providence. These concerns, which did not happen all at once, are a product of neglect due to more
Let’s face it; we all want to “age in place” in our own homes. As we age and we watch our parents age, walking and climbing stairs can get difficult. Data shows that home renovations – … more
By H. PHILIP WEST JR. Edward Achorn came to the Providence Journal 20 years ago. He soon joined the public clamor for constitutional separation of powers - the cornerstone of American government that the General Assembly had resisted since the 1840s. His more
By PETER ROTHSTEIN The General Assembly has a unique opportunity this session to pass legislation that is both pro-business and good for the environment. Companion bills pending in the House and Senate (H.5775, S.760) would allow companies to access more
By HANNA GALLO and JOSEPH McNAMARA The most difficult part of being a lawmaker is taking all the input you receive on many different issues and correlating it all into a sound public policy. When that issue is education, where you have to reconcile the more
By SABRINA PEREIRA Rhode Island is facing a climate crisis. Since 1956, Providence's sea level has risen approximately five inches, and scientists now predict that over the next 16 years levels will continue to rise another six inches, at a more rapid more
By GEORGE NARDONE Rhode Island is stuck and it is becoming harder to retain our resident tax base, let alone maintain and grow programs and services in our stagnant economy. It is time for the 0.5-percent sales tax cut that was promised by our more
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