Providence On The Verge Of Lifting Overnight Parking Ban — But Needs Your Help

We’ve written about this extensively over the years:  Ending the overnight parking ban would increase city revenues, decrease the rate at which the city gets paved over, and just make a lot of people’s lives a hell of a lot easier.  The City Council is debating whether to expand the (successful) pilot program — now …

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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, who himself had been rumored to be considering a political …

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Sensational British Paper: Emma Watson Left Brown Because Of Bullying

Daily Mail has a story under the headline, Did bullying drive Harry Potter’s Emma Watson out of Brown University? That this blog is written by weirdos who suffered untold middle school torment makes us sympathetic — but oh how we wish our shame flowed from shouts of “Three points for Gryffindor!” rather than locker-room punches …

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Ojo They Didn’t…

One of those flubs that only the Projo’s editors could pull off:  They’ve posted this photo of their own reporter, Phil Marcello, as the graphic for a story about State Representative Mike Marcello, which is written by Kathy Gregg, who’s Phil’s boss.

RIP Rafferty

No iconic hot ‘n heavy saxophone or ears being chopped off, but I think “Right Down The Line” — simple love song, simple melody — was Gerry Rafferty’s best. I’m sure Beth hates the music, but can’t help but dig this album cover. [youtube]5sedPivIxfM[/youtube]

Buddy Tries to Remember

WRNI has the low-down on Buddy’s new memoir, coming out in March.  It’s titled thusly: Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Advised a President, Dined with Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community, and Lived to Tell the Tale Don’t give it all away for free, Buddy! …

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The Eacueo Family

I’m not quite sure how I feel about these guys. Just when I get to thinking that a song isn’t quite my thang, it morphs into something very close to my thang. They may need to play a little faster. Their publicity goes like this, “My daughter said if Pauly D couldn’t come to her …

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MERI Un-endorses Caprio

Caprio’s officially, completely, one hundred percent, out of control. No games with civil rights. No second class citizens. Marriage Equality Rhode Island PAC (MERI PAC) is forced to revoke its endorsement of Frank Caprio (D) in the gubernatorial race after his statement last night at the League of Women Voters debate, and his Facebook post …

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Kudos to Chris

Quite the showing by Chris Young this season, and it’s a shame that he and best girl Kara Russo are off the November ballot — Chris having lost big in the Providence Democratic mayoral primary, and Kara losing both her races for GOP nominations for Congress and Lt. Governor. (Though pulling a respectable 33% in …

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Scalia Takes Face-Plant On Federal Hill

WASHINGTON — Justice Antonin Scalia is unhurt after he tripped outside a restaurant in Providence, R.I. The incident happened Sunday just after the Supreme Court justice had eaten at an Italian cafe in Providence’s Federal Hill neighborhood. Christopher Spertini, who works at the restaurant, says he escorted Scalia to the door and that a few …

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