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Demolition Proposed For Wayland Square Landmark

The City Plan Commission will be holding a public information meeting in August for a major land development project in Wayland Square on the site of the former funeral home at 230 Waterman Street. The proposal includes demolition of the existing 1892 building (unprotected because it is not part of a local historic district) and […]

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URI President David Dooley Retires In Disgrace

Outgoing URI President David Dooley has decided to allow convicted felon and treasonous QAnon supporter Michael Flynn to retain the honorary degree the university bestowed upon him in 2014 (ProJo 6.24.21) forever tarnishing the school’s reputation in the eyes of the world. The seditious campaign of this retired army general and former national security advisor

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Sackler Family Values — First The Book, Now A Documentary

“Put simply, this book will make your blood boil.” That is the assessment of John Carreyrou in his New York Times review of “Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty” written by award-winning author Patrick Radden Keefe. The Sacklers are the Rhode Island family that owns Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. Some

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‘Acquire, Neglect, Obscure, Demolish’

Brown University’s relentless march to the sea continues with Brook Street in the crosshairs once again. The Fox Point Neighborhood Association has been rallying opposition to two proposed dorms on either side of Brook Street. Seen here is the Bagel Gourmet plaza and (below) the buildings on Charlesfield Street, all of which will be razed

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AG Inquiry — Did Hospital Board Members Cut In Line

Because when we think of “hospital volunteers” we immediately picture the Board of Directors courageously sitting around a table voting on things. It now looks as if these brave Covid warriors have been cutting to the head of the vaccination line. According to the ProJo, Attorney General Peter Neronha has sent letters to the CEOs

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Destruction Of Post Office Delayed For Now

Don’t pop the champagne just yet. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has indicated that he will suspend his dismantling operation . . . for now. According to Politico; In his statement, DeJoy asserted that “mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain where they are” and that “overtime has, and will continue to be, approved

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Time To Clean House

Specifically, the Aldermen Chambers in Providence City Hall with its undisputed primo portrait real estate. Why has pride of place been given to the image of a corrupt, twice-convicted felon, who spent over four years in federal prison? This portrait should have been relocated years ago. Now we have Sheila Bentley, Buddy Cianci’s ex-wife, sharing

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Fane Tower Hearing At Wexford Bldg.

[Update: The Commission approved the tower. The fight will continue in the courts. Donate at Building Bridges.] An important public meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission takes place this Wednesday, September 25, and the Fane Organization’s tower is on the agenda. Fane is seeking final design approval and four zoning waivers. Look how open

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