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The Last Weed Defendant

John Rockett was cruising to Twin River Casino in Rhode Island when an Attleboro cop stopped his dark blue Dodge Caravan for having one headlight out.
Why is John Rockett still in court for holding half an ounce?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 17, 2010
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Band of brothers

Acclaimed local director David Bettencourt immortalizes Providence-via-Attleboro punk pioneers Neutral Nation in his latest documentary, It’s a Bash! .
It’s a Bash! tells the Neutral Nation story
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 30, 2010

Shake some action

Psych + sludge + metal + more
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 08, 2010
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Trans fact

Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 22, 2009
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Fighting the good fight

As Rhode Island's poor and working-class citizens face a shrinking job market, social program cuts, and an avalanche of home foreclosures, a leading low-income advocacy group faces major changes.
DARE faces major changes and challenges
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  April 01, 2009
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Meet your Massachusetts Governor's Council

In this perilous economy, Governor Deval Patrick is faced with extraordinary economic challenges.
Clown committee
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2009


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Heart and soul

The Cranston-based quartet Penrose continues to impress, delivering a fervent set at Lupo’s last Friday. The crew has been busy since they swept two categories in this year’s Best Music Poll.
Penrose and friends bring the heat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 20, 2008
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The underdog

Sara Orozco and Scott Brown, total opposites, are perfect candidates for a State Senate district with political bipolar disorder.
Sara Orozco thinks she can beat all-American GOP superstar Scott Brown. Can she convince anyone else?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2008
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Hey, we’ve got your budget solution!

What with all the drama about the enormous budget crunch, Phillipe + Jorge hope to offer our esteemed leaders a very solid solution.
The children of the needy will make a tasty meal
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 06, 2008

Wetherlaine’s

It’s where Box Seats, the sports bar up in Woonsocket, used to be.
More than ESPN and burgers
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 28, 2007
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Comings and goings

Low Anthem’s new record is a barnwood-built corncrib of pastoral vibes.
Low Anthem, Scarce, Johnny Lingo, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  October 02, 2007


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A hero in Pawtucket

John Jr. is the paterfamilias.
French fete McBurney with Legion of Honor
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 30, 2007
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Editors' picks: City life

Spogga, Figments, Teamworks, and more.
Best uses for dead trees, best old-fashioned spoken word, best place to realize you have no game, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007
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Get Real

Scotland has its Lock Ness Monster. And Rhode Island has its Welfare Out-of-State Interloper.  
Guess what? RI isn’t a welfare magnet
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  January 31, 2007