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We were one of the eight most important things that happened yesterday

According to the paper of record. We appreciate the good vibes, but isn’t there something more newsworthy than our shingle in this here blogosphere? Isn’t Roger Clemens on the juice? Didn’t a public employee somewhere answer the telephone with insufficient glee about their subservience to the rest of us? Didn’t another twenty-something leave town in […]

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Mystery Solved

LAAAAAADY…. just move the car. Speaking of doppelgangers…. when the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency is being run by Jerry Lewis, whaddya expect? A cover story in today’s ProJo about ‘The Storm’ indicates that RIEMA director, Robert Warren, has been canned. Now, how do we fire the thousands of Rhode Island drivers who really bolloxed

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The menage-a-trois was great while it lasted

There’s much ado these days in the CHARIHO (CHArlestown RIchmond HOpkinton) school district. The three towns once realized that they were stronger together than in isolation, and merged their school districts. But in order for a bond to pass – say, to build a new school – all three towns need to approve it individually.

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The Malcontent: You’re Doin’ a Heckuva Job, Rhody

Now that we’ve all settled in to weather the storm, made it through the traffic, and thawed out the starving, urine-soaked children, it’s time to reflect on the way Rhode Islanders reacted with characteristic aplomb and grace under fire to a winter storm that, while unusual in its speed and intensity, is not entirely outside

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More nutty Projo editorials

These are staff editorials, mind you, not random letters to the editor. I have a personal prohibition against giving the Journal money, so I’ve just cut and pasted the free abstracts from the archives. This one’s just about the strangest thing I’ve ever seen: Big Brother at the orgy Date: Apr 30, 2005 Section: Editorial

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Projo’s Whacked-Out Take on the Race for Prez

Stranger stuff has certainly appeared on their editorial page, but the Jerz points us towards their awkward piece, “The Campaign so Far.” They describe Sen. Barack Obama as follows: “He often comes across as a pleasant, thoughtful member of a Unitarian discussion group in a rich suburb.” And in describing Bill Richardson, they assert: “His

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Hey, guys — have you heard about the Armory?

Ugghh… I like the Armory and all. I just don’t understand who the hell these articles are written for. (Or, I mean, with the heavy focus on property values, I guess I do.) To write so antiseptically about a neighborhood as “heterogeneous” and “affordable” as the Armory, without a discussion of its politics, clashes of

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Mike Townsend, at Brown

The Projo has coverage of Townsend and crew’s talk at Brown tonight: When developers tear down historical buildings in Providence, they tell people that they are capitalizing on underutilized spaces and that they create communities where none exist, according to Townsend. By creating a home in an underutilized mall space, the eight participants in effect

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