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Occupying skepticism

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
By 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.
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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!
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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
Legal ease
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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
Occupy Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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.
Occupation Update
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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.
Activism Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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
By GREG COOK  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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...
By webteam  |  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
By SONYA TOMLINSON  |  September 17, 2008

Carcieri and his pals: much ado about nothing?

“There are no relationships.”
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  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
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 24, 2007


Brit wits

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  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007

Starting over

They Won’t Stay Dead is nothing if not appropriately named.
Meet They Won't Stay Dead and the Radionics
By BOB GULLA  |  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
By IAN DONNIS  |  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
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 10, 2007

Carcieri’s challenges

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
By IAN DONNIS  |  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
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 11, 2006

Tortured logic

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
By 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’
High Roller
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 19, 2006

Poll dancers

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
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  February 09, 2006