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They call the state Rogue’s Island. Here’s why!

Time flies when you're in college. So before you disappear, here's a cheat sheet of Rhode Island tales that you probably didn't hear on your campus tour.
Local color
By PHILIP EIL  |  September 28, 2012


A black Lincoln Town Car drives through the darkened streets of Providence.
Film Dept.
By PHILIP EIL  |  May 18, 2012

Andre returns to College Hill

If you found yourself on Benefit Street this past Monday, you could have been forgiven for wondering if Providence's own rascal king had made a stunning return to politics: there, behind the First Baptist Church, was a large "Re-Elect Cianci" billboard.
Propaganda Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 17, 2012

Politico on the Cianci Book

Ted Nesi, over at WPRI, has already drawn attention to the lengthy Politico story on Buddy Cianci's forthcoming memoir. But if you haven't read it...
By David Scharfenberg  |  December 22, 2010

Cicilline's Grip on Firefighter Fight Begins to Slip

Mayor David N. Cicilline's political home run - a high-profile spat with the firefighters over their...
By David Scharfenberg  |  June 11, 2009
R.I.P., Richard Egbert

R.I.P., Richard Egbert

  Richard Egbert, the quintessential super-tough defense lawyer, has died at age 61. Over the years, he represented a number of clients in Rhode Island,...
By Ian Donnis  |  July 25, 2008

When Laffey met Buddy

When Laffey met Buddy

  Someeone heard that Steve Laffey was seen breaking bread at Fleming's a few weeks ...
By Ian Donnis  |  July 03, 2008
Double down: two Cianci movie projects

Double down: two Cianci movie projects

  Whether telling Mike Stanton to play in traffic or plotting to buy the ProJo, Buddy Cianci i...
By Ian Donnis  |  June 12, 2008
Corrente says Buddy movie to begin production

Corrente says Buddy movie to begin production

  Filmmaker Michael Corrente tells the ProJo's Michael Janusonis that his long-delayed Buddy C...
By Ian Donnis  |  June 11, 2008

Dan Barry on Buddy Cianci

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By Ian Donnis  |  April 28, 2008

Know your history, part II

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By Ian Donnis  |  April 25, 2008

Cianci dissects Spitzer's prospects

Seth Gitell has a tasty post up on his blog: Buddy Cianci analyzing the fall of Eliot Spitzer and diagnosing his future prospects. Of course, it's...
By Ian Donnis  |  March 27, 2008

Cicilline tries to move past last week's snow storm

In a performance straight from Politics 101, Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline this afternoon took responsibility for the city's troubled response to last week's snow...
By Ian Donnis  |  December 20, 2007

Cicilline to outline storm-related "action steps"

From City Hall: PROVIDENCE – Mayor David N. Cicilline will announce a series of action steps the City is taking in response to the findings...
By importer  |  December 19, 2007

One to watch: Cicilline and his talk-radio critics

Conspicuously absent from today's ProJo coverage of John Simmons's ascension to the top job at the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council is any mention of...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 06, 2007

Cicilline: I'm not bothered by Cianci's criticism

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline suggests that he doesn't concern himself much with criticism of his administration by Buddy Cianci, who has ramped up his talk-radio based...
By Ian Donnis  |  November 02, 2007

Southern: City pays 100 percent of Simmons' salary

John Simmons's salary as director of administration for the City of Providence is fully paid by the City -- and it has been for about two-and-a-half years, according...
By Ian Donnis  |  October 26, 2007

Cicilline, Simmons + the RI Foundation

UPDATE: As I've subsequently posted, Cicilline spokeswoman Karen Southern says the city pays 100 percent of the salary for Simmons's work for the city. . ....
By Ian Donnis  |  October 26, 2007

Cherry Arnold DVD release party tonight

The DVD-release party for Cherry Arnold's Buddy Cianci documentary will be held tonight, appropriately enough, in the ballroom of the Providence Biltmore. Doors open at...
By Ian Donnis  |  October 25, 2007

Retirement Board to mull Cianci, Prignano, others

The City of Providence's effort to revoke the $64,000-a-year pension of former police chief Urbano Prignano Jr. is among the topics slated for tomorrow's meeting...
By Ian Donnis  |  October 23, 2007

Friday short takes

-- N4N got a good feeling when old friend Kevin Millar offered encouragement to Sox Nation before the start of Game 5 with the Indians....
By Ian Donnis  |  October 19, 2007

Buddy is back at the microphone

With the debut this morning of his latest inception as a radio host, former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci scores an impressive media hat trick -- landing on...
By Ian Donnis  |  September 20, 2007

Cianci cites talks with Tribeca Films

Former Providence mayor Buddy Cianci -- who is slated to resume his career as a talk-show host this Thursday -- says he has been in...
By Ian Donnis  |  September 17, 2007

The impact of Buddy's landing

It's little surprise that Buddy is landing at WPRO-AM. In the short term, with the station vowing that it will maintain its current hosts, this...
By Ian Donnis  |  August 16, 2007

Buddymania! -- Buddy and the Media, Pt. 2

The scene above is the Buddy stakeout last Friday outside the Old Canteen on Federal Hill. I use this as the jumping off point for...
By Ian Donnis  |  August 01, 2007

Buddy and the Media, Pt. 1

Is the media too obsessed with Buddy Cianci? Rhode Islanders have been innundated with Cianci news over the last week, and I'm as guilty as...
By Ian Donnis  |  August 01, 2007

The Buddy factor

While we await word on Buddy Cianci's future in broadcasting, the ProJo's Dan Barbarisi today takes a look at a question with broader implications: how...
By Ian Donnis  |  July 30, 2007

Cianci's radio gig "likely" to be in RI

Mansolillo confirmed to N4N that Buddy Cianci has explored a possible talk-radio job in Boston. His anticipated future in broadcasting is "likely to be here [in Rhode...
By importer  |  July 27, 2007

Buddy to do WaterFire tomorrow night

Cianci confidante Charles Mansolillo says the newly freed former mayor will be present at tomorrow night's WaterFire in Providence. Asked if Cianci would make a grand...
By Ian Donnis  |  July 27, 2007

More broken promises in Eagle Square

David Segal pretty much nails it with his RI's Future post about Shaw's plans to close its supermarket in Eagle Square: Many Olneyville residents and...
By Ian Donnis  |  July 02, 2007