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A foolish furor in North Prov; so over Grover; we need more women
Do the right thing
Phillipe and Jorge are outraged that a North Providence police officer forced a carload of 'utes to do push-ups by the side if the road as penance for vandalizing a mailbox. What kind of sick, vigilante justice is this?
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 28, 2012
The Smith Hill gang
Dangerous Dan; kids on a leash; the great Dave Gavitt; more bus fuming
Well, at least one member of the General Assembly spent the weekend where most of them belong: in jail. We are speaking, of course, of the estimable GOP representative from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and "Lockup: Boston," Daniel Gordon.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 21, 2011
Can't we all get along?
Let love bloom; bitching about bitching; new sign of the times; wise guys
So there Phillipe and Jorge were on Saturday, standing in line outside the Borders in Providence Place, about eight people down from a guy who looked very much like Bishop Tobin. (Tough to tell with an overcoat shrouding the usual red carpet get-up.)
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 19, 2011
A memoir, a tour, and a state coming to grips with slavery
The latest turn in Rhode Island's complicated dialogue with its slaveholding past: a yearlong project encouraging locals to read a memoir by the son of a freed slave.
| January 27, 2010
Worth the gamble?
A push for full-scale Vegas-style casinos is in the cards again. Can poker and craps save a state in freefall?
Just three years after Rhode Island voters killed plans for a full-scale, Vegas-style casino, big-time gambling is in the cards again.
| December 16, 2009
Moving Off the Plantation?
Rhode Island's identity crisis
Rhode Island, whatever its obsession with history, has only lately begun to come to terms with the darkest stain on its past: slavery.
| July 01, 2009
Phillippe and Jorge: Fixing the system
Suggestions for the next visit to the voting booth
The always reliable Tom Sgouros raised some interesting issues in his February 7 e-mail newsletter, "Rhode Island Policy Reporter," that P+J were unable to find space for last week.
PHILLIPPE AND JORGE
| February 18, 2009
30 on 30
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 24, 2008
How high can Gordon Fox go?
The progressive practices a balancing act in the socially conservative RI legislature
Although House Majority Leader Gordon D. Fox considers himself a Red Sox fan, he hopes the Yankees win the World Series this year.
| May 09, 2007
Boosting doctors abroad offers a big impact
One February night in 2003, Ray Rickman flipped on the radio to divert his attention from his aches and a teeth-chattering chill.
| November 21, 2006
The blacks try to get back in the game
Increased political organizing is targeted after years of lethargy
If ever there were a golden opportunity to increase black political representation in Rhode Island, it would be this fall’s City Council elections in Providence, home to the largest black community in the state.
| August 18, 2006
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April 04, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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Providence Phoenix 35th Anniversary - TONIGHT at Lupo's
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