Category Archives: My Providence Perspective

Time Magazine . . . and jaw-dropping pay for non-profit hospital CEOs

In case you missed it, Time Magazine took on the issue of CEO pay in a time of struggling healthcare coverage and sky-high bankruptcies due to inadequate healthcare coverage. Take a look here for the full article. One of our … Continue reading

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Community Service, a Parking Ticket, and Providence Portland

This morning, a neighbor and I swept the south end of the 42nd Ave overpass and steps at the Hollywood Transit Center, something we do three or four times a year. Today we had extra time so we cleaned up … Continue reading

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The Providence Master Plan: Hearings Officer Rules in Favor of Providence

Neighbors, it’s over. The letter writing, the wondering, the studying, the waiting. It’s over. Gregory Frank, the Hearings Officer with the City of Portland, ruled on June 29 that Providence can have what they want. They want to cover more … Continue reading

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My Providence Perspective: Postscript to last week’s post on the therapy pool

A current pressing issue is the possible closing of the warm-water therapy pool in the basement of the Professional Plaza at Glisan and 52nd. Neighbors have been relying on that pool for the 20 years it’s been in existence. Some … Continue reading

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Neighbor or Bully? . . . My Providence Perspective

The situation with Providence and its seemly endless expansion hangs like a constant dark cloud over our neighborhood. Laurelhurst is our home, it’s the neighborhood where anyone would dream of raising kids and growing old. It’s the neighborhood where my … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Elites . . . It’s What We Need in Our Neighborhood

I like Chris Hayes. He’s a news anchor for MSNBC and usually has a good explanation for all kinds of things that I wonder about. Considering that all I can think about is why Providence has been given so much … Continue reading

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Keys to the City

My teenage stepson came home from school today and while he ate we talked about the day’s events. I told him I’d been quoted in the paper and he asked why. I showed him the article and he asked, “Why … Continue reading

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