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Cool Moose Healey starts new life as Warren cheesemonger

For those of you who don’t know about Robert Healey, founder of Rhode Island’s Cool Moose party, here’s the story. Healey is an East Bay local, a former town councilman, a lawyer, a successful wine merchant, a web-publisher and a perennial candidate for Governor. Or,

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28 days later

Next time you are scurrying across Kennedy Plaza, stop for a second or two and look up (close your mouth). Peregrine falcons are once again nesting atop the Bank of America building. According to Tom Meade writing in the ProJo the nestlings hatch after 28

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NY Times Falls Under the Cianci Spell

By Adam Siegel The New York Times profiled former Providence mayor and current WPRO radio host Buddy Cianci on Monday, and one doesn’t have to be intimately acquainted with Providence politics to understand the, uhm, divide between Buddy and the current administration. But any notion

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Thayer Street Institution Quietly Closes Its Doors

So, one of my co-workers just asked me if I knew when the Geoff’s on Thayer had closed. And, truth be told, I hadn’t actually noticed, despite spending eight hours of every day directly across the street from it. I actually only went in it

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people will be able to have a meal “and not go into bankruptcy.”

Ian’s got the goods on the new restaurant by Al Forno, opening up downtown in a couple of months. Workers are toiling in the former New Yorker lunch counter, at 200 Washington Street in downtown Providence, to create a 20-seat Mediterranean-influenced restaurant in the diminutive

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Mime Juice

I’d love to be able to tell you that I wrote about this way last summer when it was actually news, (I even did research, for chrissakes!) but Providence Monthly can’t seem to figure out how to archive stuff online, so you’re just going to

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Kickball sign-ups on May 10th

Season 8 of the PKL gets underway soon, with auditions on May 10 at AS220, 4:30-6pm. So it’s time to get your act together.  Anybody wanna start a team with your blogger friends at PDD?  I’m interested, but too busy/lazy to make it happen. The

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Stats look clean to DOJ

CRANSTON, R.I. — The NBC 10 I-Team reported Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Justice will not investigate allegations of fudged crime stats at the Providence Police Department.The Providence police union asked for the Justice Department investigation. It followed a Channel 6 news report that

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JWJ national conference this weekend

To the chagrin of the powers that be, a zillion lefty activists will descend on RI this weekend, for the Jobs With Justice national conference.  To register, click HERE.As part of the event, there will be both a march and a rally at the state

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Lead poisoning way down

This is great news, thanks to the hard work of countless RI activists and groups like the Childhood Lead Action Project: Incidents of lead poisoning among Rhode Island children have “declined dramatically” over the past 10 years, according to a report by the state Department