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I applaud the efforts of the Occupy Movement to organize for change, and feel Lincoln Park is less interesting now that its tent city is gone.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editors, October 26, 2012
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 26, 2012
Camp closes; curfew passes; activism continues
Let's just say it: The first phase of OccupyMaine ended with a fizzle, not a bang. The showing at Friday's 10 pm deadline for Occupiers to be out of Lincoln Park was poor.
| February 17, 2012
Citizens overwhelmingly support Occupy encampment
As OccupyMaine's request to stay in Lincoln Park is considered by a Maine judge, it appears the Portland City Council's decisions (which the judge is reviewing) were based more on individual councilors' views and less on constituent complaints than elec
| February 03, 2012
Sign conundrum continues; monuments 'join' movement
The mystery of where OccupyMaine's signs went is partially solved: it turns out their removal was witnessed — and by a police officer!
| January 27, 2012
10 fun things in the OccupyMaine-Portland lawsuit
OccupyMaine sued Portland late last year, seeking a court's permission to stay in Lincoln Park, given that the City Council has refused to brook any possibility of anyone remaining overnight in a city park for any reason (including free speech, expressio
| January 13, 2012
Maine encampments face decision time
With OccupyBangor under near-constant threat of eviction, and Portland city officials pressing the Lincoln Park campers to scale back their encampment to a degree that will make winter survival difficult if not impossible, the Maine branch of the Occupy
| November 25, 2011
Occupy camp moves nearer gov’t surveillance cameras
In the wake of an early-morning bomb attack in Lincoln Park, the OccupyMaine protestors have moved their tents and community areas to a location closer to government buildings equipped with surveillance cameras.
| October 28, 2011
OccupyMaine sets up camp
After a rain-drenched initial weekend, the folks at OccupyMaine's area in Monument Square have settled in for the long haul.
| October 07, 2011
Brown's 'Faculty Triennial 2010'
Enter music composer Todd Winkler's installation Glint and you find yourself in a small, dark room, surrounded on three sides by projected video of water, and installation art's requisite electronic drone soundtrack.
From spectacles to data dumps
| December 17, 2010
Picnic Music+Arts Festival
Speaking of festivals, my most and least favorite run concurrently in downtown Portland today. The third Picnic Music+Arts Festival, a juried indie craft fair with...
| August 25, 2010
The Radiance Arts & Culture Fest
Evolve2Advance's annual block party, the Radiance Arts & Culture Fest in Congress St.'s Lincoln Park, runs from 2-9 pm with live music, food, and art...
| June 23, 2010
Picnic Music & Arts Festival in Lincoln Park
Perhaps our favorite new local tradition, the PICNIC MUSIC+ARTS FESTIVAL, undergoes its second incarnation in Portland’s Lincoln Park, at Congress St. & Franklin Arterial, from...
| September 09, 2009
LET FREEDOM RING Unlike most cities - where NPR tells me budgetary concerns are causing some reined-in fireworks displays this year - good ole Portland...
| July 01, 2009
Picnic + Homecoming
We’ll hope that both of the first-time ever events that took place last Saturday will return annually, and be as successful in the future as their debuts.
Music seen at Lincoln Park and SPACE Gallery, September 13, 2008
| September 17, 2008
Carcieri and his pals: much ado about nothing?
“There are no relationships.”
| January 23, 2008
Carcieri goes for his cuts
Carcieri seems to find motivation in things like a handwritten note sent by an elderly telephone company retiree, exhorting him to cut state spending.
The Governor on his cost-reduction plan, the casino threat, and more
| October 24, 2007
Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways
| October 11, 2007
They Won’t Stay Dead is nothing if not appropriately named.
Meet They Won't Stay Dead and the Radionics
| May 03, 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
| March 28, 2007
How will speaker Murphy use his power?
It was no big surprise when House Speaker William J. Murphy recently presented his wife, Stacey, with a bunch of roses — as thanks, he said, for the nights he had missed dinner while working late at the State House.
A brain drain, looming deficits, and other challenges await solutions
| January 10, 2007
As Governor Donald L. Carcieri celebrated his 64th birthday on December 16, he could take satisfaction in any number of things.
The governor faces a tougher political landscape in his second term
| December 27, 2006
Casino battle royale
The casino battle has been raging for so long that it often seems like a permanent part of the Rhode Island landscape.
A look at who’s who in the high-stakes faceoff over question one
| October 11, 2006
Back in 1993, US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York wrote a famous essay, entitled “Defining Deviancy Down,” for the American Scholar .
The Bushies persist in trying to justify self-defeating behavior
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| September 20, 2006
O’Neill Properties bids for Newport Grand
Real estate mogul J. Brian O’Neill, who has made headlines by attracting Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and other international luminaries to his Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, is among the bidders seeking to buy Newport Grand, one of Rhode Island’
| July 19, 2006
There has been so much controversy about Peter D. Hart Research Associates’ recent poll on the proposed West Warwick, Rhode Island casino proposal — a world-class hummer rigged by Harrah’s — that Phillipe & Jorge thought we should shed some light on
No wonder Harrah’s didn’t want to release the survey questions
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| February 09, 2006
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