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First Amendment battle in the Bucket

As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 26, 2011

At the trough

In another example of the wonderful money management skills of government everywhere in Rhode Island, it appears that when it comes to getting rid of a budget deficit, you do it by throwing money at lawyers.
Good money after bad; letter from London; road woes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 19, 2011

State struggles, Gina good!

I don't know the solution to our state's fiscal and political problems. If I did, I'd probably run for public office.
The treasurer has integrity; resurrecting baseball; other musings
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 27, 2011

A guide to the real Rhode Island

Why don't you do yourself a favor and make a belated New Year's resolution to actually enjoy the quirky city you'll call home for the next four, five, six years? To help, we've put together an A-Z survival guide complete with everything you need to know
From A to Z
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  January 28, 2011

United wussies of America

"We're becoming a nation of wussies." Well, that's a hell of a way to wrap up a year.
Summing up '10; life in the biggest little; communication breakdowns
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 31, 2010

R.I.P., Ben Mondor (1925-2010)

Flags at half-mast at Casa Diablo and black mourning mantillas over Phillipe and Jorge’s heads on learning of the death of Ben Mondor Sunday at his home in Warwick Neck at age 85.
The beloved Mr. Mondor; Environmental blinders; Volume control; Insane Clown Posse
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 08, 2010

Kenny Loggins & the Boston Pops at McCoy Stadium

Kenny Loggins & the Boston Pops at McCoy Stadium

He rocked the theme from Caddyshack and he romped his way through key tracks from Footloose and Top Gun. Kenny Loggins is more than just...
By webteam  |  August 31, 2010
PawSox vs. Durham Bulls

PawSox vs. Durham Bulls

As I glance at the standings (as of July 27), I see that the PawSox have dropped 59 and won 44. But the playing's the...
By webteam  |  July 28, 2010
PawSox play the Toledo Mud Hens

PawSox play the Toledo Mud Hens

As I write the PawSox just lost a pitching duel to the Syracuse Chiefs at home. Yep, that hurts. But it seems to have been...
By webteam  |  July 13, 2010

PawSox at McCoy Stadium

They shut out the Tides during a three-game stretch, but then they dropped the final two games, getting their butts kicked in one of 'em....
By webteam  |  May 26, 2010

Living in the Now

There’s no denying the ongoing presence of what we’ll call melodic pop acts here in Rhode Island, bands comprised of guys in their mid-20s with a serious knack for penning sugary-sweet hooks and harmonies.
Shryne’s ‘honest but polished’ pop-rock
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 14, 2010

PawSox take on the Gwinnett Braves at McCoy

PawSox take on the Gwinnett Braves at McCoy

If you have the luxury of controlling your schedule, it's nice to spend an afternoon at McCoy Stadium. There's a different (some would say better)...
By webteam  |  May 12, 2010
Pawtucket PawSox vs. Indianapolis Indians

Pawtucket PawSox vs. Indianapolis Indians

I'm assuming PawSox fans had fun at McCoy Stadium's recent Star Wars Day. Is there a difference between a Louisville Slugger and a light saber?...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010
PawSox open against Red Wings at McCoy

PawSox open against Red Wings at McCoy

The pre-season Florida practices have been going well, and our boys of summer seem more than ready to start the action. To begin 2010, the...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010
Play Ball!

Play Ball!

It’s simple, really. All Ocean Staters are required to hit McCoy Stadium once per summer. C’mon, man, get right! Like we explained back in June,...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  August 18, 2009
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Artful dodger

Phillipe and Jorge are quite disappointed to see that the Rhode Island School of Design Museum will be closing for the month of August, largely due to its endowment being down due to the economic recession.
Keep the RISD Museum open in August! Plus, the weirdness on C Street.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 17, 2009

Bob Dylan at McCoy Stadium

Bob Dylan at McCoy Stadium

He's playing ballparks again this summer, but on the recent Together Through Life (Columbia), Bob Dylan makes music that's more appropriate for a cantina or...
By webteam  |  July 15, 2009
Bob Dylan + John Mellencamp + Willie Nelson at McCoy Stadium

Bob Dylan + John Mellencamp + Willie Nelson at McCoy Stadium

When it comes to huge shows maddeningly far away from (yet within reach of) Boston, Pawtucket's got us covered. Tonight, musical trifecta Bob Dylan, John...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 15, 2009

Old fart at play

Richard Walton, our favorite lefty who we bring in from the bullpen in tight situations, is having his 80th birthday party in Pawtuxet (that's Gaspee Plateau in Cranston, for youse Vo Dilun ignoramuses), right next to the river. For details, contact ri
Richard Walton's birthday bash. Plus, Super Susan, and a farewell to Dom.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 15, 2009

Dumb College Edition

Phillipe and Jorge have words of wisdom for Brown University's idiotic, uber-politically correct faculty members who voted to drop Columbus Day and substitute a "Fall Weekend" at the behest of student group called Native Americans at Brown.
Uber-PC at Beige University. Plus, too many sad farewells
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 17, 2009

’Tis the season to buy local

Frog and Toad, an idiosyncratic gift store on Providence’s East Side, is your quintessential mom and pop shop.
 Tips for keeping your holiday gift-giving bucks in the ocean state  
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 10, 2008


30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008

30 lists

30 things mentioned in the first issue of the Newpaper, 30 things that we miss, 30 things that weren't around 30 years ago, and more.  
Looking forward and looking back, list-style

Galito Restaurant

It’s heartwarming to have a very young waitress at the Portuguese-American Galito Restaurant who is obviously fluent in the mother tongue.
Portuguese fare worth the trip
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2008

The biggest fun in Little Rhody

When you’re in between studies, getting tired of playing beer pong, or looking for something new, here are a few tips for how to make the most of your time in the Ocean State.
Adventures from Westerly to Woonsocket and beyond
By PETER IAN ASEN  |  August 27, 2008

Please shut up!

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008


Law and order in Nawt Prov

Nice work by the carabiniere in Nawt Prov, who broke the leg of a young woman who was taking part in a protest .
Woman’s leg used as a wishbone during IWW protest
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 15, 2007

A hero in Pawtucket

John Jr. is the paterfamilias.
French fete McBurney with Legion of Honor
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 30, 2007

Play ball, Rhody-style

Baseball fans in New England view spring’s wispy introduction through a different lens.
Nine innings’ worth of stuff you don’t know about Rhode Island and baseball
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 06, 2007

Bad moon rising on local papers

Anyone familiar with the plight of newspapers knows how we have entered an era in which fewer and fewer Americans read hard copy anymore (if they can actually read), and that the Web is the place to go.
Journal Register heads for the hills
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 30, 2006