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The DEA Protects Its $2 Billion Budget

Condemnation for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s decision to keep marijuana listed as a Schedule I drug has been universal. The DEA defines Schedule I drugs, substances, and chemicals as “. . . drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

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Work Begins On East Side Bike Path

Construction has begun on a new segment of the Blackstone River Bikeway which will help get cyclists off of Gano Street, hoorah.  This new strectch of the bike path will run north along the Seekonk River (seen here, with the Gano Street Boat Launch up

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New Horses For Mounted Command

Three new horses have been donated to the Providence Police Mounted Command. Seen here is Charlie a 4-year-old Clydesdale coming in at 17.1 hands . . . for now. He may still be growing. John Hill has a nice piece in today’s ProJo “Charlie, Goliath

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Weekend In Music

Friday — @Aurora, the Silks (album release), Tall Teenagers, the Low Cards @Lupo’s, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana @the Met, Shred of Salvation, Whiskey Fyre, Chained to Insanity, 1030, Taken, more @Waterplace Park Basin, the Wombats, Wild Sun @Firehouse 13, Internal Bleeding, Forced Asphyxiation, Wreak, Possessed Entity

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$25,000 For Local Artists — RI Foundation

Rhode Island visual artists who dream of having more time to work on their craft have until August 18th to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. Established in 2003, the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund makes up to three grants

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Look, Up In The Sky . . .

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s K-Rob! Also considered were: “Look Ma, no hands.” and “Hey, I can see my house from here.” It was a heated, if uninspired, argument. Fun fact: This guy probably can see his house from there. Four-time X Games

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Register To Vote — Stephen Hopkins House

(8.13) Become a registered voter — or update current registration — Saturday at the 18th century home of ten-time colonial Governor, and Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Stephen Hopkins. George Washington visited this house . . . twice! These men risked “their lives, their

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Brown To Neighbors — Kiss My Asphalt

Last January The Dose posed the question, “Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?” Well, we have our answer. Seven old, architecturally interesting, multi-unit houses on Brook Street — between Cushing and Meeting Streets — are history. Brown University may be in danger of destroying the very neighborhood

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‘Superman’ MotB

(8.11) This week’s Movies on the Block is the 1978 Christopher Reeve vehicle, “Superman.” Vincent Canby of the New York Times provides some odd historical context for 21st century viewers; The movie does nothing lightly or quickly. After opening credits that are so portentous they

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Foo Fest Summer Block Party Downtown

(8.13) Great lineup this year. Headliner Dan Deacon is famous for his high-level of crowd participation and getting even the too-cool-for-school hipster types dancing around and going crazy. Perfect choice for Foo Fest. Also highly anticipated are local headliners Arc Iris. Seen here are Zach

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Stop Fracked Gas Liquefaction Facility In Providence

Several state legislators are fighting a proposed environmentally regressive fracked gas liquefaction facility that National Grid wants to erect next to an existing holding tank on Fields Point. Once the location of the Sassafras Point Lighthouse, National Grid now uses the site — Terminal Road

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RI International Film Festival

(8.14) The Rhode Island International Film Festival starts Tuesday and runs through Sunday, August 14. The movies run the gamut — documentary, sci-fi, drama, comedy, shorts, animation — and will be screened at several venues around town including: the Vets Cinemathéque, Metcalf Auditorium, the Providence

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Week In Music

Monday — @Aurora, Other Colors, Orion Rigel Dommisse, Sianna Plavin, Divey @the Met, Simple Plan (acoustic/6pm) Tuesday — @Dusk, Nervosa, Suspended, NilExistence @AS220, Deixa, Neo Trio, Meraki Rock @the Met, Copywrite, Coolzey, J. Piff, more @Fête Lounge, Brother Moses, Friends at the Falls @Aurora, Loch

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Walk This Way — Makeover For Mt. Pleasant Kilties

Forrest Curl of the Avenue Concept works to complete phase one of the Mt. Pleasant High School project (so vivid already, black details still to come). Invited to take part in the new traffic-calming crosswalks, the Avenue artists have taken the ball and run with

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Jeffrey Osborne Opens WaterFire

(8.6) Vocalist Jeffrey Osborne, the youngest of 12 children born into Providence’s musical Osborne family, will kick off tonight’s WaterFire with a 100 torch ‘Ring of Fire’ at 8pm at the basin. He will speak again at the Steeple Street Music Stage at about 9pm.

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India Point — Shooters Proposal Preview

(8.6) First, be advised, a food truck/craft beer event will take place Saturday afternoon at India Point Park. Food trucks start, noon to 3pm; the beers get added 3pm to 6pm. A general admission ticket costs $10 on-site day-of. This is one of those things