Westin’s Intransigence Keeps Netroots Nation Out Of Providence

This could be a big deal for Providence — upwards of $2 million in economic impact, and a lot of fun to boot.  Netroots Nation had been looking to host its 2011 conference in Providence, at the Westin and Convention Center.  They deserve a lot of credit for respecting the boycott.  Netroots Nation director Nolan […]

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Kim Ahern on Channel 10…

…and she sounded great in an interview with Bill Rappleye on the 6pm news. Matt Jerzyk hovered in the background and RIFuture got a mention, but Kim got herself some real face-time talking about how the blogging scene helps fill the void in a one-paper town, and general comments about the Obama candidacy. Channel 10

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Brown poll results in:

Matt covers them here. Interesting results, not all of them expected. Clinton’s still up over Obama, but not by much anymore. Carcieri and Cicilline saw significant drops in their approval ratings. Rhode Islanders generally support taxing the wealthy and maintaining or increasing education funding. But they’re split on raising the capital gains tax (which overwhelmingly

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Tomorrow night: ‘Venus, Priests and Superwomen’

Over at RIFuture, Kim gives us a heads-up on the film screening: Tomorrow night (Sunday, 1/27), is the Premier of Venus, Priests, and Superwomen, a documentary about censorship and the banning of the Vagina Monologues at Providence College. The film examines the varied and conflictive perspectives concerning the play’s censorship at Providence College and also

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Good News!!!

RIFuture covers two unusually positive political developments today. National Grid, our electrical utility, has expressed a new willingness to enter long-term agreements with suppliers of renewable energy. The Providence City Council’s finance committee will be taking up the Living Wage Ordinance on Thursday. (Yours truly was recently informed that he’ll be giving the presentation on

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Tonight at 6: RI’s Chachi Carvalho on BET

Stolen from Matt: Rhode Island hip-hop artist Chachi Carvalho will be performing live on BET’s 106 & Park this Wednesday at 6:00pm. Watch and vote!! Chachi was recently voted one of the “Top 51 MYSPACE RAPPERS” of 2007 by VIBE MAGAZINE. You can regularly check him out emceeing the open mic sessions on Monday nights

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