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He Needs A Benefactor With A More Reliable Dictionary

Brendan Doherty’s campaign tag line appears to be, boldly: “Equivocation and appeasement are not in my dictionary” Now, those are actually words.  But it makes sense that Doherty can’t find them. Doherty was introduced by Alan G. Hassenfeld, former chief of Pawtucket-based toy giant Hasbro,

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The Preserving Machine

Attention Dick fans, for an evening of expertly executed weirdness check out Saturday’s show — The Preserving Machine — at AS220. A multimedia performance based on the Philip K. Dick story of the same name… sheet music is transformed into animals in an effort to

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Mob To Move To Massachusetts

Channel 12 says that the center of gravity of the New England mob is about to shift back to Boston. The wonderfully sensationalistic video can be viewed here. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – We’ve learned a major shift in power is happening right now inside the

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Out, Proud, And Extremely Loud

According to an article in Saturday’s ProJo, the City’s Board of Licenses has “indefinitely suspended” the entertainment license for Club Energy (69-71 Union St.), for repeated and excessive noise violations. The article details numerous noise issues and incidents, including one tenant who claims he had

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It’s a Shakedown

And horrible public relations. An excellent article in today’s Providence Journal ‘Spas are regular contributors to police organizations’ details how professional fundraisers, identifying themselves with various police organizations, extort money from small business owners. The emphasis in the article is on the unsavory targeting of,

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Caped Crusaders In Town

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property is in town. Yesterday a contingent of the clunkily-named group of Catholic extremists started campaigning around the state to remind us all about the evils of gay marriage.  They’re an easy bunch to spot,

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No Joy In This Soy

A new report uncovers several “organic” soymilk makers importing cheap Chinese soybeans, focusing in particular on Silk brand: One company that had an excellent opportunity to meet consumer expectations by supporting the growth of organic acreage in North America was Dean Foods, makers of the industry’s leading

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Twin Peaks Tuesdays

Now showing at Julian’s, the David Lynch television classic Twin Peaks, which really does hold up after all these years.  It is easy to overlook the amazing acting here because of the kooky goings-on, but that makes it all the more impressive. The cast played

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Mary-Kate Demands Immunity

DEA investigators have subpoenaed former child star (and current floozy) Mary-Kate Olsen to gain information about the death of her friend, Heath Ledger. Mary-Kate, however, refuses to speak with the feds about Ledger’s painkiller use or anything else without first being granted immunity. The AP

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Justice For All

On my way to work each morning, I walk past the Attorney General’s office on South Main Street, and I never tire of giggling at the building’s inscription: With great power comes great responsibility. — Stan Lee Yesterday, it seems, this motto received more than

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Reefer Madness

No wonder the General Assembly tabled progress on and the Governor vetoed dialogue about medical marijuana compassion centers… just look at what’s happened in California! In this week’s New Yorker, David Samuels offers an insanely long insider’s look at the cannabis culture of California post-Proposition

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Can we get serious about Aliens for one second?

I mean really serious. Because in case you have heard, the most credible believer in alien/human encounters since Dennis Kucinich has been recently thrust into the public eye. Actually, as an Apollo 14 spacedude who chilled on the surface of the moon for nine hours,

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AG Stands for Aspiring Governor

The honorable Matt Jerzyk has a post to this effect over at RIFuture, as does Sir Ian McKellen Donnis at N4N, but I feel the need to reiterate: what’s up with the AG? While 42 other attorneys general signed on to support the Free Flow