David Cicilline

Cicilline Opens Clementine Cocktail Bar

Congressman David Cicilline had so much time on his hands this year that he decided to go into the restaurant business, opening a cocktail bar downtown on Washington Street. Granted, at 20 seats, Clementine was not a massive undertaking, but still. (And he wrote a book, House on Fire. Where does he get the energy.) …

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End The Filibuster NOW

“It’s time to choose: the filibuster or democracy.” Yes, it’s that simple. Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline has a great piece in today’s Providence Journal: “To ensure equality, Senate must end filibuster.” Finally. Listening to legislators discussing bridges and hearing aids is enough to drive a person insane. None of that will happen if we …

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Attention Doherty — It’s Called The Bill Of Rights

Specifically the Sixth Amendment, enacted way back in 1791 by those Founding Fathers you Republicans are always talking about. “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial . . . and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” But Brendan Doherty continues with his odious …

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‘P’ As In Poorhouse

Almost immediately upon taking office Mayor Taveras announced that the city’s financial situation was much worse than he had imagined, leading to the inevitable question — how could we not know about this? We now know that former Mayor David Cicilline was hiding the extent of the financial crisis and accessing the reserve fund without …

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Casinos On The Moon

What is it with 30 Rock and Rhode Island politics? On tonight’s episode Jack (Alec Baldwin) backs constitutional originalist Steve Austin in his candidacy for the congressional seat currently held by Regina Bookman (Queen Latifa) hoping to reduce government oversight and interference. The extremity of the candidate’s platform proves difficult to spin. Pictured here is …

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what’s in it for us?

What exactly is the nature of the relationship between the city of Providence and the owners of these boxes? I’m guessing host/parasite. What do we get out of these contraptions besides visual blight and exposure to liability? This is ugly crap that nobody needs and it’s spreading like a virus that makes you want to …

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