New Downcity Diner open

Or at least that’s what it looks like, per my late-nite stroll through downtown. Downcity has moved about two blocks east of its previous location — still on Weybosset St, but it’s now across from the Turk’s Head building. The original location burned down a little over a year ago. Art in Ruins has photos …

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Doesn’t feel right…

…to let the day pass without comment on its political happenings.The fundamental tenet of democracy: People should have a say in decisions, to the extent to which they’re affected by them. About 70% of Iraqis see the surge as a failure, believing it: “has hampered conditions for political dialogue, reconstruction and economic development, according to …

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Angelo DeLucia dead at 84

Del’s Lemonade founder Angelo DeLucia died last thursday of prostate cancer. I’ll never again drink slushy lemonade without remembering one of Providence’s favourite sons. Read more from the ProJo.

From The Providence Blogs

Steve Laffey plugs his book, almost declares for Governor (Ian Donnis) Vinnie Paz trial today on assault charges (Projo blog) Carcieri Hates Everyone (RIslander) Lots Of Noise has a brief recap of the Pawtucket Arts Fest, and posts a completely mental video, for real. (Lots of Noise)

Good Morning Providence

What’s up, Monday morning, thought you wouldn’t see us so chipper, eh? Long weekend, it’s coming back to me in blurry snapshots. Prepare for an onslaught of posts today; new events, new news, things are happening! Stay with us!

Scrabble Night at Julian’s

My tomorrow night belongs to the East Providence First Ward Democratic Committee. But on most Mondays, I belong to Scrabble night at Julian’s. 318 Broadway, 7pm. Best memorize your two’s and three’s, and expect dirty looks if you try to play a 3- or 4-player game. But otherwise, it’s a welcoming crowd and a great …

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Tuesday: Greater City PVD

Greater City Providence will be meeting this Tuesday, 5:30-7:30. Eat, drink, and exchange ideas with other urban enthusiasts. Special discussion about the overnight onstreet parking ban. Ada’s Creations, 1137 Broad St., Elmwood

Controversial win for the Holy Rollers

In case anybody was wondering, I think the highlights of the Providence Kickball League championship afternoon looked something like this*: Cunning Baffling Powerful beat the Death Squad, for the Liberty Division title. The Holy Rollers took the Freedom Division, beating the Mississippi Shakedown. The Stilettos got rocked by the Green Barbarians. (And got hosed down …

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Gordon Brown’s driven me to the bottle

Not so long ago, our household’s Sunday night routine was pleasantly mundane: eat burritos, take out the garbage, and watch Tony Blair snarkily fend off criticism of his increasingly scandalous administration during Prime Minister’s Questions. (You know, they do that thing in Britain where they actually force the executive to answer for some of the …

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The Wrong Reasons Release “Bury Your Problems” Tonight At Jake’s

If you’ve been following the trials and tribulations of Providence’s excellent Wrong Reasons then tonight it all pays off for you. They’ll be releasing their long-awaited “Bury Your Problems” tonight at Jake’s bar and Grille along with two other great acts; Brooklyn’s Federale and Samuel James from Portland. Plus Joe Fletcher has the greatest hair …

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Moving House

The Brown campus is in the midst of some major construction. A significant utilities upgrade is underway in conjunction with Brown’s plan to connect its Main Green to the Pembroke campus. This second project, known as “The Walk”, involves many stages of demolition and construction. Recently the Peter Green House at 142 Angell Street escaped …

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