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We voted!; the old ball game; hear them roar

Like all good Vo Dilunduhs, Phillipe and Jorge used our unaffiliated voter status to become "Republicans for a day," cast our ballots in the GOP primary, and then switch back to being independents immediately afterward.
Poll dances
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 27, 2012
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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

Turning in that low-numbered plate for a pink one

Low-numbered plates may be Valhalla for Rhode Island’s vainglorious. But they are hard to come by. So for the average driver looking for attention, “vanity” and “special category” plates are the way to go.
Special Category
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2010
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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
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

RISD's hope-less situation

On August 3 it was announced by the Rhode Island School of Design that Hope Alswang had resigned as the director of the RISD Museum. Those who have followed the coverage of this story may be somewhat confused by the revelation that absolutely everyone
Outrage over the Alswang 'Resignation.' Plus, too many sad passings
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 14, 2009


Reconfiguring the Other Paper

Last Friday P&J noticed an article on the Providence Business News Web site concerning a major design change being planned by the Urinal. According to the source for the story, veteran BeloJo scribe and Providence Newspaper Guild president John G. H
The 'New' Urinal. Plus, Richard Walton on Frank Mccourt  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 24, 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

Bridge to nowhere

The Department of Transportation has taken quite a few knocks in this space over the years. So to try to offset that, spurred by the story in the June 8 Urinal about the Pawtucket River Bridge, let us throw them a compliment: they do a hell of an artis
What's in a name? Plus, a curious consultant, and bashing Obama.
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  June 12, 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

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009


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’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
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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

Kennedy Plaza shows fresh signs of life

For a long time, Kennedy Plaza in Providence was in the news for all the wrong reasons.  
Citywatch
By PHILIP EIL  |  October 02, 2008
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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
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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


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Unspeakable

Just when you thought Hillary Clinton couldn’t be more vile or shameless, along comes her remark about Bobby Kennedy’s assassination on the campaign trail.
What lies ahead in the trial of two former CVS officials?
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 28, 2008
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Let them eat car

It might be not just ostentatious, but very insulting and irresponsible, for the state to pay for two new SUVs.
Poor kids lose child-care while legislative leaders ride in comfort  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 05, 2007
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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
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A hero in Pawtucket

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


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2006 from Casa Diablo

If you travel down the Hershey Highway, turning left at the Tuna Tunnel, continuing over the Um Bridge, above the beautiful Art Lake, you will come to Casa Diablo.
 Better stock up on Pernod and grapefruit after this doozy
By PHILIPPE & JORGE  |  December 21, 2006
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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
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French fries strike back!

P&J consider it amazing that this story from the Washington Times (via MSNBC), forwarded by our friend Tommy from Queens, didn’t get wider national front-page coverage.
Self-satisfied faux patriots get their comeuppance
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 09, 2006
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McCoy’s Dylan show is a harbinger of more music

While Bob Dylan’s August 24 show at Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium dovetails nicely with Zimmy’s self-titled “Summer ’06 Baseball Tour,” it also marks another step in the ballpark’s evolution as more than just the home of the Red Sox’ top minor league club.
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By IAN DONNIS  |  July 19, 2006
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Cheap thrills

Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
By ELLEE DEAN  |  June 14, 2006


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Wild and Crispy

When Johnny Damon took a $52 million deal in December to join the New York Yankees, it cut through Red Sox Nation like a rusty knife.
Yes, Damon’s departure changes the Sox, but they won’t be wanting for charisma
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 11, 2006

The Sporting Life

A bone-chilling wind blew across McCoy Stadium as the 2006 Pawtucket Red Sox were introduced to the media Tuesday evening.
Pawsox rev up for a promising season
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 06, 2006
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Fogarty storms into the gubernatorial fray

The formal unveiling of Charles Fogarty’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign on Monday should put to rest questions about whether the two-term lieutenant governor has the personality to mount a competitive challenge to GOP governor Donald L. Carcieri.
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 08, 2006