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Review: Arlene Violet's The Family

If anybody not under potential indictment is qualified to write something titled The Family , subtitled "A Musical About the Mob," it's Arlene Violet.
Wiseguys (and dolls)
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 10, 2011
Arlene Violet reads The Mob and Me at the Weaver Library

Arlene Violet reads The Mob and Me at the Weaver Library

I just read the first 10 or 12 paragraphs of The Mob and Me: Wise Guys and the Witness Protection Program, and I want to...
By webteam  |  January 04, 2011

Downsizing the Mob

The arrest of 17 people last week as part of "Operation Mobbed Up" — as well as the subsequent discovery in East Providence of human remains thought to be those of Joseph "Joe Onions" Scanlon — put front and center the bygone days of the Rhode Island Mo
State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty discusses the fade of OC in RI
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 26, 2008

Moderate Party touted as an antidote for RI’s woes

In February, a poll conducted by Brown University found that 74 percent of the respondents thought Rhode Island is going in the wrong direction.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 09, 2008

The numbers may not add up for Cianci’s return to talk radio

Rhode Islanders are clearly curious about the former mayor of Providence after his five years in the slammer.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  June 06, 2007

Release of Buddy to precede the real thing

Providence documentary filmmaker Cherry Arnold is getting around to a theatrical release of Buddy .
Reel life
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 25, 2007

The ’06 Guild Follies: Queen Elizabeth rules

Yes, it’s time to read about the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies, the biggest Vo Dilun cocktail party of the year, which, naturally, is held in Massachusetts.
In singing star turn, Pina wins rare standing O
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 28, 2007

Talk show titan

The topic of the day is President George W. Bush’s nationally televised speech about increasing the number of troops in Iraq — and Dan Yorke isn’t particularly pleased.
WPRO’S Dan Yorke is making waves in Rhode Island — and Cianci may be his new buddy
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 17, 2007

2006 from Casa Diablo

If you travel down the Hershey Highway, turning left at the Tuna Tunnel, continuing over the Um Bridge, above the beautiful Art Lake, you will come to Casa Diablo.
 Better stock up on Pernod and grapefruit after this doozy
By PHILIPPE & JORGE  |  December 21, 2006

Rhode Island in ’06: same as it ever was

Imagine a year when the Narragansett Indians were energetically pitching a casino, cynical Rhode Islanders had plenty of reason to reinforce their jaundiced views, and state house Democrats maintained the upper hand over hapless Republican opponents with
Democrats on top, a casino quest, and a dose of corruption
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 20, 2006

Violet’s rude ouster is a loss for RI

Considering Arlene Violet’s 16-year run on talk-radio in Rhode Island, not to mention her unmistakable local accent, the way in which WHJJ (920 AM) abruptly jettisoned her last week came as an unpleasant surprise.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 13, 2006