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Peregrine Chicks Have Hatched!

Three out of four of the eggs in the ASRI peregrine nesting box hatched yesterday and they are already eating solid food. Very solid, stringy, feathery food. The fourth egg, a dud apparently, has been kicked to the side on the left, and bits of

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Captain Cook’s Ship Found — Pretty Sure

Almost positive. And the residents of Cooktown must be stoked at the news. The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project will formally announce on Wednesday that, “. . . it is 80 to 100 percent sure that the remains of the bark Endeavour are among the

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Marathons In The City — Why?

If you tried to get into, or through, or around downtown Providence last Sunday I don’t need to tell you what a snarled-up nightmare it was. Here is a list of the events that were being held simultaneously: New England Institute of Technology graduation Ringling

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Downcity Bocce Season Opens

The Providence Downcity Bocce League (PDBL) kicks off its season opener with heart-pounding bocce action downtown at Grant’s Block Tuesday. Who will take the title this year? Bocce-licious? Chewbocce? The Rolling Stones? In case of rain the club rules indicate that players may reschedule. If

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‘Blue Velvet’ At Cable Car Cinema

All systems go at the Cable Car! And perfect weather for slouching alone in the dark with a coffee and danish, watching David Lynch’s creepy ‘Blue Velvet.’ Or go with a bunch of friends! Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, and Laura Dern are residents

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Cable Car Cinema Projector Temporarily On Fritz

[Looks good now. BC] But the café is still open! Checking out the Cable Car Cinema website this morning I came upon this alarming notice “Due to technical issues with the projector, all screenings have been cancelled until further notice.” I rushed over and checked

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Say Goodbye To Elephants

(4.28) The end of an era. Good thing too. Following this tour Ringling Brothers will be retiring its trained elephants, two years ahead of its original schedule. National Geographic reported on the negative publicity that forced the decision. Early in May, 11 female elephants that

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Pub Quiz — Wednesdays At Pizza J

You think you’re so smart? Head over to Pizza J Wednesday nights when ‘Geeks Who Drink RI’ test your trivia knowledge at the weekly pub quiz. (Facebook event page.) Join Quizmaster Jonpaul for eight rounds of Geeks Who Drink pub quiz. Things academic, pop, and

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Bernie Primary Day Party At The Met

(4.26) Come watch the returns, drink booze, listen to music, and celebrate Bernie’s primary victory Tuesday night at the Met! The Bernie Sanders RI Primary Day Party will be hosted by Phillipe and Jorge with live music from the ‘Mericans, Allysen Callery, Dan Caswell, and

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Shakespeare’s Skull? MIA

Shakespeare’s Head? Take a right where Panache used to be. How odd it is that this April, as we celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we learn that prior rumors and conspiracy theories may have been true — the skull of the literary

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Sunday In The Park With Bernie

(4.24) Bernie Sanders will stop by with his “Future You Can Believe In” rally this Sunday at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park! The Bernie Sanders for President website indicates that the rally will run from 9am to 2pm adding that “. .

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Earth Day Cleanups

(4.23) Cleanups and e-waste collection are scheduled for Saturday. Join in. WaterFire Providence is celebrating its 6th annual Earth Day cleanup in conjunction with Providence Parks. Clean-ups include Waterplace Basin, Donigian Park and O’Brien Park. Unclear where exactly people are meeting or when. Go to

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Lower Minimum Credit Card Charge On Parking Meters

Kudos to Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier for bringing a little sanity to the new parking meter invasion. From the WPRI report, City Councilman Sam Zurier will introduce a resolution at Thursday’s council meeting calling for the city to reduce the minimum charge when someone

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Where Are You Voting?

(4.26) Find out here: Voter Information Center. The R.I. Board of Elections plans to open only 144 of Rhode Island’s 419 polling places for the April 26 primary, so you may not be voting at your usual polling place. Check out the sample ballot here

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So JWU, How About A Marijuana Major?

Today is 4/20, National Marijuana-something Day so listen up. Legislation to make marijuana legal for adult recreational use is before the general assembly, and director of Regulate Rhode Island Jared Moffat urges us to lead the way here in the northeast. When it comes to

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Future WaterFire Arts Center

Who doesn’t drive around this city imagining great uses for this or that old mill building. And if this building is the one I think it is, I had plans for a roller rink on the first floor. WaterFire Providence has just launched Episode 1