Dan Bass

Mercer’s Deli Opens — Wayland Square

The joint was jumping yesterday at Mercer’s Delicatessen in Wayland Square despite the heavy downpour. Locals have been anticipating this new addition to the food scene, and Gail Ciampa’s item in the ProJo alerted the pastrami-deprived hoards. The deli is the vision of chef Ben Lloyd, who butchers the meat, most of which is raised […]

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How Do YOU Define Discrimination?

I spoke with Governor Carcieri’s office today about his speaking engagement at the Massachusetts Family Institute Banquet tomorrow night. I asked to confirm the Governor’s belief that homosexuality “is an unhealthy practice and destructive to individuals, family, and society,” as MFI’s website states. His press secretary, Amy Kempe, responded that the Governor “has never and

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A Crucial Moment for Health Care

Here’s an important call to action today from Ocean State Action. We need your help sticking it to the insurance industry. There’s some real momentum for the public insurance option, but our Senators need to hear from YOU to make it happen. Please call Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse TODAY! Dial tollfree 1-877-264-4226 or

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Obama to Address Congress About Health Care: “Whatever” Say RI’s Senators

Okay, so our Senators didn’t really say that. But what is true is that, even more important than hearing from Obama, our elected leaders need to hear from their constituents — that means YOU — that we need real health care reform, and we need it now. Ocean State Action asks that you please call

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The Left Foreleg of Wild Wolves . . . It’s What’s for (Sarah Palin’s) Dinner

While animal rights might not be at the top of most people’s list of issues to consider when deciding their vote for President, as a vegetarian (with occasional lapses of tuna-eating), I found this to be noteworthy.  As the Humane Society Legislative Fund explains in their first-ever endorsement in the presidential election, an endorsement HSLF

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Two-Face Coming to Town. . . to Fix our Health Care Crisis!

 The corporations that are jacking up health care costs, cutting benefits and coverage, all while making record profits, are coming to Providence.     PVD is one of the 10 lucky cities in the country where America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade group for the nation’s insurance industry, will be stopping as a part of their national “listening tour,” in

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McCain Top Adviser Leaving Campaign, Citing Obama as His Reason

McCain’s top media consultant, Mark McKinnon, resigned from the GOP leader’s campaign last night, because he doesn’t want to campaign against Obama.  This is just more proof of the Obamicans that aren’t getting the attention that they deserve in the media for the shift they represent of voters who Obama would bring to the Democratic ticket

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