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Tom Sgouros is skeptical about Rhode Island

Tom Sgouros's recently published Ten Things You Don't Know about Rhode Island (Light Publications, $14) is subtitled "A Skeptical Look at Government, Economics, and Recent History in One Lively Little State." The operational word is skeptical — a con
Is there a ny hope?
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2009

A bad development

The most telling thing about this week's report on the R.I. Economic Development Corporation may be how many people didn't want to talk about it
By MARION DAVIS  |  April 24, 2009

Exploring Providence's real underground

Photographer Peter Goldberg documents the subterranean world of the Combined Sewage Overflow project
Photographer Peter Goldberg documents the subterranean world of the Combined Sewage Overflow project
By  |  November 12, 2008

Can’t anybody here play this game?

The need to reinvent Rhode Island’s economic infrastructure — which remains anemic compared with most of its neighbors in New England — is more urgent than ever.
Rhode Island remains trapped between economic distress and missed opportunities
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 21, 2008

Cicilline leads charge to replace economic development guru

Three years after Donald C. Eversley was ceremoniously introduced as the president of the Providence Economic Development Partnership, the partnership has moved to not renew Eversley’s contract.
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 07, 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?
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 24, 2007


The ProJo’s power behind the throne

Mark T. Ryan is a man of many descriptions.
Mark Ryan exemplifies the changes during 10 years of Belo’s ownership
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 28, 2007

Iraqis don’t count!

Thanks to the Pat Tillman charade, we know we can trust our military to deliver the hard, honest facts about deaths in combat.
US media gives short shrift to the war's death toll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 28, 2007

Fashion boutique supplants the Space at Alice

Three years ago, developer Cornish Associates and the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island partnered to open the Space at Alice at 186 Union St., a venue for monthly, professionally curated exhibits designed to unite artists, collectors, and visit
City watch  
By CHRISTINA BEVILACQUA  |  October 18, 2006

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
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 29, 2006