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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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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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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Tomorrow: Prov Kickball Championship

The schedule: 3 pm Death Squad vs. Cunning Baffling Powerful (Liberty Div Pennant) 4 pm Mississippi Shakedown vs. Holy Rollers (Freedom Div Pennant) 5 pm Green BarBarians vs. The Stilettos in THE FESTIVAL OF LOSERS 6 pm Liberty Div Champ vs. Freedom Div Champ: THE HYPERBOWL Sadly my sometimes team, The Steamroller, ended up in

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