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Wake Me Up When Petraeus is Done Talking

Democracy is alive and kicking today as the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees convened to hear testimony on things we already know about an unwinnable war they are seemingly powerless to stop from two individuals, General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who ascended to

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Grilling on the Edge: 4th Annual Hoe Down

This Saturday, 4-9pm. At the Urban Edge Farm, 31 Pippin Orchard Rd, Cranston. Southside Community Land Trust’s annual celebration of local agriculture. Music, dancing, gourmet BBQ featuring local foods and drinks, farm tours, children’s activities, urban agriculture demonstrations, 4 local breweries, 3 local vineyards, homemade

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Doesn’t feel right…

…to let the day pass without comment on its political happenings.The fundamental tenet of democracy: People should have a say in decisions, to the extent to which they’re affected by them. About 70% of Iraqis see the surge as a failure, believing it: “has hampered

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Tuesday: Greater City PVD

Greater City Providence will be meeting this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30. Eat, drink, and exchange ideas with other urban enthusiasts. Special discussion about the overnight onstreet parking ban. Ada’s Creations, 1137 Broad St., Elmwood

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Gordon Brown’s driven me to the bottle

Not so long ago, our household’s Sunday night routine was pleasantly mundane: eat burritos, take out the garbage, and watch Tony Blair snarkily fend off criticism of his increasingly scandalous administration during Prime Minister’s Questions. (You know, they do that thing in Britain where they

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Buddy Back On The Air

WRPO has announced what everybody has known all along: Buddy Cianci will make his return to the airwaves Sept. 20 on News Talk 630 AM. Joining Buddy’s Prov-centric laff-fest will be current morning news comedian Ron St. Pierre. Expect intermittent hilarity.

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Jobs with Justice Fundraiser Tomorrow

Celebrate 11 Years with RI Jobs with Justice! Thursday, September 6 Nick-A-Nees 5:00-7:15 pm At the Corner of South & Chestnut Sts. in Providence’s Jewelry District Donations: $5.00- $50.00 A reminder about why JWJ is so important: At 7:15 we’ll all be heading to City