Beth Comery

Education and professional experience/science and the law. Likes metal.

Catch Up On Oscar Noms At Columbus Theatre

If some of today’s Oscar nominated movie titles were unfamiliar to you, you are not alone. Fortunately, Tom Weyman, director of programming over at the Columbus Theatre, is on the job. The theater has been screening more movies lately, and he has several of these lesser-known titles in the pipeline. This weekend on Friday, (1/27) …

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Foodie Heaven — Good Fortune Supermarket

This place is huge. It could be measured in acres. Just off of Elmwood Avenue, the Good Fortune Supermarket is open seven days with unlimited parking. Anyone planning a special meal for the upcoming Lunar New Year will find everything they need here in the massive seafood section, the enormous produce department, and the endless …

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NO To Fane Tower

The 195 Redevelopment District Commission’s own consultant is urging them to reject the latest version of Fane Tower. Among other problems, the new design could result in higher winds whipping through the adjacent park (which it will also be plunging into shadow). From the Providence Business News: The Fane Organization is presenting the updated design …

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Edgar Allan Poe & Helen Whitman — Birthday Twins

One of the Providence Athenaeum’s most notable visitors was Edgar Allan Poe. In 1848 he traveled to the city in order to meet and court the wealthy widow and talented poet, Sarah Helen Whitman, with whom he happened to share a birthday, January 19th. She had once written a poem to Poe, to be shared …

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January Galleries At AS220

This month the AS220 Galleries are showing the work of five artists, along with a community exhibition in the Aborn Gallery. AS220 Project Space/93 Mathewson Street/Pictures of Pictures/Kirstin Lamb The Reading Room/93 Mathewson Street/Caves & Echoes/Vinnie Ray AS220 Main Gallery/115 Empire Street In My Eyes/ Tyler O’Grady Sonder/ Sara Breslin Aborn Gallery/ 95 Empire Street/ …

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Mayor Smiley, Remove This Portrait

In 2014, citizen Brett P. Smiley removed himself from the Providence mayoral race, throwing his support to Jorge Elorza; his goal was to prevent the odious Vincent “Buddy” Cianci from being re-elected (ProJo 8.22.14). Cianci had been running as an independent after serving a prison term for conspiring in city hall corruption, and he wanted …

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Grants & Scholarships Available For BIPOC Communities

A friend recently brought the Papitto Opportunity Connection (POC) to my attention, suggesting that not enough people seem to know about the organization (like me) and that they were doing good things in the community. The POC is a non-profit private foundation working with Rhode Island’s Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities to …

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New Providence City Council Sworn In

Newly instated term limits have shaken up the Providence City Council. Seven of the fifteen members, sworn in Monday to four-year terms, are new, and all are Democrats. Rachel Miller, who has been representing Ward 13 since 2019, was elected council president, becoming the first member of the LGBTQ community to hold the position. President …

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How And When To Throw Away Your Tree

No bagging! Time for my annual harangue. In all fairness, the message may be getting out; this is an old photograph. The City has issued this notification: The City of Providence announced Wednesday that free, curbside pick-up of Christmas trees will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 25 on regularly scheduled trash …

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