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The Old Timer’s Tap, once a dealmaker’s den, looks for a buyer

Tucked away in the most forgotten neighborhood in Providence, a little piece of the city's colorful political history sits on its last legs.
Watering Holes
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  August 19, 2011

Chi chi chi chi changes

The title of this item sounds like I blatantly lifted if from some old David Bowie song. Would I stoop so low? (Don't answer that.)
Cicilline's rapid decline; riding RIPTA; the art of architecture; two artistic losses
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  April 01, 2011

Election attracting urine stains

For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
Drama queens and vampire squids
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2010
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Joe Paolino weighs a different kind of mayoral run

It had been rumored for some time.
The Independent
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 16, 2010

The ‘new Providence’?

WRNI political reporter and Casa Diablo regular Scott MacKay was the first pundit to make the observation to your superior correspondents in the summer of 2002 that we were “about to witness either the last election of the ‘old Providence’ or the first e
Angel rising. Plus, the IRS blues, after the flood, drilling Obama, and Tiger talk
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 09, 2010
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Buddy Cianci

Vincent Albert Cianci — called Buddy by friends and foes — is back.
A candid conversation
By JOE VILENO  |  September 24, 2007


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Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006