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Daily Archives: 04/22/2008

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Google Transit comes to Rhode Island!

I’ve just been informed that our beloved RIPTA has just brought Google Transit to Rhode Island (and in so doing, confounded the sites “city (comma) state” naming convention, as we are listed as “Statewide, RI”). For those not familiar with Google Transit, there’s actually no

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Where’s the Matzo???

By the first night of Passover this year, Providence supermarkets had already run out of Matzo. To those of us planning on observing the holiday’s mandated eight-day abandonment of chametz, leavened breads and wheat/yeast-filled products, this presented quite the dilemma. [Oy vey!] Ultimately, Ari and

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Is That A Toucan In Your Pants Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

Remember that weird craze about ten to fifteen years ago when grown people thought it was totally awesome to wear ginormous white t-shirts with giant backwards baseball hat-wearing Tweety Birds across the front? Or maybe an image of the Tasmanian Devil wearing the uniform of

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LOADED! Tonight At Local 121

All the Daily Dose folk who aren’t out watching the Primary results tonight will be at Local 121, drinking and dancing to excellent music while…watching the Primary results. But drinking too! Join Kevin Leavitt-Beardingham, HP Loveshaft III and myself for guitar pop, indie sweetness, reverb,

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Pennsylvania-mania!

Today’s the big day! After weeks of bloodletting and pandering, the voters of America’s MOST IMPORTANTEST STATE EVER will have their say. JK! Hillary still can’t win the nomination, but Obama-ites shouldn’t hold their breath for a keystone state victory. Keeping the margin under 10

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Health Care Reform Community Meeting

Please Join Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts for a Health Care Reform Community Meeting Monday, April 28, 2008 — 6:30 PM Temple Beth El — 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence A discussion with Lt. Governor Roberts, other elected officials, community leaders, and your neighbors about how the

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No more plastic…. anything

This will be my hippie-dippy earth day contribution. No one who has read a description of the North Pacific garbage gyre (two vortices really) remains unchanged. ‘Polymers are Forever’ by Alan Weisman first appeared as an article in Orion Magazine. It was later incorporated into

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Nas Drops New Single

I don’t know, it kinda reminds me a lot of that song where Natalie Merchant kept saying Thank You over and over.  Only with more racial slurs.  I had totally forgotten there even was a k-word. Nas, Be A N***** Too [allhiphop.com via Idolator]

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A Dream Come True: Somewhere New To Drink Without The Distraction of Television!

One of my problems, if not my only problem, with Lili Marlene’s is that it’s always been the only bar of its kind in town. Which means that sometimes when you want to sit in a dark loungy bar listening to Portishead you can’t, because

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Tonite: Granny D and Jerry Elmer

What an enticing header!  But seriously, these guys are bad-asses.  From Martha, of the AFSC: I hope folks will join us for what should be an inspiring evening. I have known Granny D for a number of years and am always inspired by her wit

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If You Said Jump In The River I Would

Sorry for the short notice on this, and for not posting in general for the past two weeks or so, but from now until about two today, the Narragansett Bay Commission’s sponsoring a cleanup of the Woonasquatucket. There was a registration process or whatever, and

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Follow-up on We Shall Not Be Moved

We had a well-attended and lively forum at DARE last night.  Dan Barbarisi covers it here. The headline, which Dan didn’t write, is a bit awkward: ‘Citizens brainstorm against gentrification in low income areas.’  There were certainly many non-citizens present, and non-citizens are likely impacted

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This wknd — Brown is Green

The event runs from Thurs through Saturday and includes movies, food, lectures, panels, gallery openings, and more. The agenda’s online here: At Brown is Green: Strategies for Shaping a Sustainable Future, we will bring together a wide range of leaders, from CEOs to politicians to

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Earth Day happenings Tonight

From Clean Water Action: TONIGHT, April 22nd, following Earth Day Lobby Day at the State House, Clean Water Action and the Environment Council of Rhode Island are hosting EARTH in jeoPARTY, an Earth Day Party at Local 121 in downtown Providence. There will be pizza