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There’s Already A Street Named For Buddy

The Providence Journal editorial board has called into question the need for taxpayers to further honor twice-convicted former mayor Buddy Cianci. As reported earlier in the week the City Council is considering naming the sidewalks on either side of the Gateway Arch on Atwells Avenue after Cianci. The proposal is pending before the council’s Urban […]

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Police Union Disgraces Itself

In a stunning act of shortsighted greed and stupidity, the Providence police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has voted to support the mayoral candidacy of Buddy Cianci who once spent 4.5 years in federal prison for running a criminal enterprise from Providence City Hall. How does the union think this looks to the world?

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‘Body Of Proof’ Premiere Tuesday — Science Fiction?

Okay it’s time to watch another TV show where we all try to see what’s behind the actors the whole time. Hey, that’s my nail salon! It’s where the school used to be! Finally, a crime drama about forensic medicine. Crews from the new ABC show —  starring Dana Delany as a flawed but brilliant

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International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers

Tomorrow marks the seventh annual International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, celebrated every year on December 17th; vigils and demonstrations are being held across the world to honor those who have been assaulted or, in too many cases, who have died during the past year. The annual event began in 2003 as a

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Toddler’s Wheelchair Stolen, Insurance Won’t Cover Replacement

In “Oh my God this world is going to hell in a handbasket” news, some rassafrassing so-and-so has stolen the wheelchair belonging to a special needs three-year old on the south side. The ProJo reports that on Monday morning, the boy’s brother brought the chair out to the sidewalk on Congress Avenue, then went inside

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And… It’s Over.

The Senate voted 36-2 in favor of the anti-prostitution bill tonight. As soon as the governor signs it–which he will, soon– it’s official: trading sex for money indoors is over. Immediately. This, despite the fact that the bill (and its harsh penalties) saw opposition from both the Rhode Island Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Day

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Citizens Against Trafficking Mangles Facts, Again

State legislators will be gathering again next week, and more likely than not they’ll be voting on proposed legislation to change the state’s prostitution law.  One of the primary people trying to force this legislation through has been URI professor Donna M Hughes, who earlier this year started an organization called Citizens Against Trafficking.  Those

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Lies, Damne Lies, And Ye Magickal Conjurings Call’d Statistics

Whensoever has a magickal system been so widely practiced by the masses yet so poorly understood by them as this magick of Statistics. From just the simplest datum does a common plowman conjure that magnificent edifice knowne as Conclusion and then propound that Conclusion to all the world which, in equal ignorance, accepts it as

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District 9 Community Police Meet and Greet

Residents of the Wayland, Fox Point and College Hill areas should head down to the RISD auditorium tonight and get to know the neighborhood police. Meet District 9 Commander Lieutenant John Ryan and join in a discussion of how you can become more involved in the community police process. I’m assuming the subject of graffiti

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