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It's time for the Phoenix 's third annual turkeys issue, wherein we call out Rhode Islanders for acts most fowl.
Injustice, deception, and simple boneheadedness: the Phoenix presents its third annual dishonor role
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| November 25, 2011
Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
| July 08, 2011
The 14th Annual Muzzle Awards
To understand just how disappointing Barack Obama has been on civil liberties, you need only consider the case of David House, a founder of the Bradley Manning Support Network.
Our annual look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
| June 25, 2011
Caught in Providence
Our partner in radio crime, Buddy "Vincent A" Cianci, has been creaming his jeans on the air recently.
Trouble in the capital city; Flo’s goes national; separated at birth; and more
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 12, 2010
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
| November 26, 2008
Cicilline: A go or no for governor?
Call it a case of art imitating life.
His rough patch shows how the mayor’s office remains a tricky launching pad
| July 09, 2008
Twenty years pass, RI stays the same
Phillipe + Jorge were graciously asked to recall Rhode Island’s Monthly’s first dubious achievement-style Rhode Island Red Awards, as chosen in 1988 by your superior correspondents, during the mag’s 20th anniversary gala last week.
Acclaim for dubious deeds is an Ocean State mainstay
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| May 07, 2008
Providence city solicitor organizes for AG run in 2010
While Rhode Island’s statewide election in 2010 remains more than 30 months away, we can expect to see a heightened level of organizing among potential candidates in 2008.
| January 02, 2008
Clampdown at the Providence Police Department
At age 42, former Providence Police sergeant Steven Petrella has the look of a besieged man.
Esserman imposes tougher standards, but some cops cite inconsistent discipline
| October 31, 2007
Police cheaters don’t deserve pensions
Those who cheated should be subject to the same ethical scrutiny as those who provided the means to cheat.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| June 20, 2007
Providence: safer than you think?
Every year, as summer approaches in US cities, violent crime spikes as predictably as the arrival of Memorial Day cookouts.
Violent crime is down, unlike in many us cities. Can the good news last?
| May 24, 2007
Cops vs. clubs
When the Congress for the New Urbanism stages a national conference in downtown Providence in June, the offerings ought to include a discussion session titled, “The Renaissance City: A Case Study in How to Not Handle Nightlife.”
Rather than doing a better job of managing nightlife, Providence tries to squelch it
| March 29, 2006
Providence police pair with RICH for novel training
The concept of utilizing the humanities to help train Providence police cadets might have once strained the imagination.
| February 09, 2006
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