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God bless The Providence Journal! The newspaper propounded an open records request to Governor Gina Raimondo seeking “all communications to and from IGT and the Governor’s staff-and their … more
Let’s cut to the bottom line. First responders, i.e. doctors, nurses, and CNAs were the first to be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine because they were the most likely to come in contact … more
I have been thinking a lot about how tough my high school English teachers were and how hard it was to earn an A, not only on the report card, but even on just one writing assignment. I was in honors … more
I, for one, am glad to see that the governor is removing “Providence Plantations” from state stationery paychecks, etc. Yes, I am aware that its initial history had nothing to do with … more
When it comes to nursing home staffing and wages, problems abound with appropriate care. In past columns I have bemoaned the pittances paid to nursing aides. These workers perform jobs that very few … more
I hadn’t planned on running that morning. I couldn’t park anywhere near Holy Rosary church in Foxpoint due to a huge turnout for the memorial service I hoped to attend. I tried Benefit … more
Since plenty of folks have more time on their hands given the coronavirus pandemic, far too many talk show radio callers are mimicking President Donald Trump who also should stop playing … more
Summer nights bring me back to the sound of my father’s flip-flops as we walked from the car toward the high school — tightly rolled towels in our hands. Once inside, the unmistakable … more
The statistics are bad enough. With 4.2 percent of the globe’s population, the United States accounts for about 30 percent of COVID-19 mortalities. According to the CDC, 80 percent of those are … more
The pregnant woman walked alongside the donkey which carried her husband Joseph’s carpenter tools. Occasionally, she rode on the donkey while Joseph hauled the instruments and pieces of wood of … more
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