Beth Schwartzapfel

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Psychoactive Providence

With activities encompassing parties, outdoor performance art, parades, roundtable discussions, and film screenings, Provflux examines the interface between humans and their cityscape from many different angles.
Provflux III finds treasure in the city’s urban fabric
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  May 24, 2006

HIV safety net in jeopardy

The 4000 Rhode Islanders living with HIV were on the mind of Dr. David Gifford when he went to Governor Donald L. Carcieri, and then the House Finance Committee, in late 2005 and early this year, with hat in hand.
Management gaffes and rising costs imperil support services for Rhode Island’s federally funded program
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  May 11, 2006

Moving On

When AIDS Project Rhode Island opened its doors in 1985, President Reagan had still not publicly uttered the word “AIDS.”
Butler reflects on his AIDS Project RI tenure
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  April 19, 2006

Religious Studies

In January, Rumee Ahmed became Brown University’s first Muslim chaplain.
Brown’s first Muslim chaplain seeks understanding
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  April 05, 2006

Providence police try to lower the boom on Club Diesel

In the first of what promises to be a lengthy and sometimes contentious series of hearings, lawyers representing Club Diesel squared off at City Hall on March 15 against counterparts speaking for the Providence Police Department.
City watch
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  March 22, 2006

Iron lady

Things could have taken a turn for the worse when Providence Steel and Iron, after 98 years of operation, closed shop in 2002.
Drake Patten makes creative sparks fly at the Steelyard
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  March 20, 2006


The long wait for gay marriage

Justice Brown-Duso is an outspoken nine-year-old with a big smile.
Although Rhode Island offers a hospitable home to gays and lesbians, equality remains elusive
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  February 15, 2006