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Making masterpieces in 48 hours
The filmmakers scrambled upstairs Sunday night, spilling beers as they went, desperate to meet the deadline for the 48 Hour Film Project, an annual adventure in speedy cinematography.
| July 24, 2009
Brogan takes on teens, social networking in Teaser
Former Providence Journal reporter Jan Brogan is out with her fourth mystery, Teaser .
| January 28, 2009
Downsizing the Mob
The arrest of 17 people last week as part of "Operation Mobbed Up" — as well as the subsequent discovery in East Providence of human remains thought to be those of Joseph "Joe Onions" Scanlon — put front and center the bygone days of the Rhode Island Mo
State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty discusses the fade of OC in RI
| November 26, 2008
Dueling TV reporters tag team Prov police
<P>WLNE's <A href="http://www.abc6.com/news/rhodeisland/18147284.html">Jim Hum...
| April 25, 2008
Cianci: Providence FOP supports Carcieri's order
<P>It's not a big surprise that the Providence FOP, as Buddy Cianci reports, is backing Govern...
| April 09, 2008
Esserman not down with immigration crackdown
According to audio, via WPRO, from the Providence Police Department's news conference today, Police Chief Dean Esserman says the Providence department won't participate in Governor Carcieri's...
| April 03, 2008
Providence police to announce US Justice findings
<P>For a reminder of <A href="http://providencephoenix.com/archive/features/01/01/25/P...
| April 02, 2008
It's tough to put a value on prevention
The street workers associated with the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence in Providence have been doing important work in reducing violence since...
| March 26, 2008
Channel 6 invites Esserman for interview
In responding to recent criticism from Deb Brayton, Providence Mayor David Cicilline's chief of staff, Channel 6 is inviting Police Chief Dean Esserman to take part in...
| March 14, 2008
WLNE to report on City Hall response to Hummel
As part of the continuing clash this week between Channel 6 and the City Hall of Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline, WLNE-TV plans to do...
| February 29, 2008
City Hall fires back on Hummel's crime report
Here's the text of a letter sent by City Hall in response to Jim Hummel's Tuesday night report on crime stats in Providence: February 28,...
| February 28, 2008
You get what you pay for with Esserman
Last night, Channel 6 featured the second installment of Jim Hummel's look at the Providence Police Department, focusing this time of the salary and benefits...
| February 28, 2008
Hummel questions Providence's crime statistics
It has become an article of faith for critics of Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline that the Providence Police Department is artificially lowering its crime...
| February 27, 2008
Clampdown in the Providence Police Department
As someone who helped chronicle the troubled state of the Providence Police Department during the latter part of Buddy II, I think Dean Esserman has represented a necessary...
| October 31, 2007
Clampdown at the Providence Police Department
At age 42, former Providence Police sergeant Steven Petrella has the look of a besieged man.
Esserman imposes tougher standards, but some cops cite inconsistent discipline
| October 31, 2007
Retirement Board to mull Cianci, Prignano, others
The City of Providence's effort to revoke the $64,000-a-year pension of former police chief Urbano Prignano Jr. is among the topics slated for tomorrow's meeting...
| October 23, 2007
Prov police pension coverage: interesting timing
Last week in the Phoenix, Mary Ann Sorrentino wrote that police cheaters don't deserve pensions: The Providence Journal quoted Police Chief Dean Esserman as asking...
| June 28, 2007
Keeping the peace in Providence
As previously reported in the Phoenix, joint patrols between Providence police and the state police are one part of what has helped to reduce violent...
| June 13, 2007
Providence Crime Update
A little more than a week ago, Providence had recorded two homicides this year. Now, that number has doubled, to four. The way in which the body...
| May 22, 2007
Reducing Violence: A Providence Success Story
Speaking of the Capital City, Providence has enjoyed some impressive success in reducing violent crime, a topic I take up in this week's Phoenix: Every...
| May 18, 2007
Memories of Prignano
The recent City of Providence effort to revoke the pension of former Providence Police Chief Urbano Prignano Jr. (as well as the uncertain fate of...
| May 09, 2007
Providence officer faces questions in rape investigation
WPRI's Tim White reported last night that a Providence police officer faces State Police questioning in connection with a rape that is alleged to have...
| March 23, 2007
An effective approach to reducing violence
The Providence Streetworkers program got some well-deserved kudos in yesterday's ProJo. Andy Rosenzweig didn't say it, but the traditional ethos of crime and punishment is part...
| March 20, 2007
The Providence Police Department's upward trend
Eight years ago, the Providence Police Department's failure to implement city-wide community policing was a source of widespread dissatisfaction. I got to see former police...
| March 12, 2007
Providence crime and nightlife
Providence is receiving attention for impressive reductions in crime, and justifiably so. The city's 11 homicides in 2006 represented the lowest figure in many years,...
| January 30, 2007
Small state, big stage
When some of his childhood friends in Cranston were starting to party, Steven Feinberg remained transfixed by the movies -- to the point where he envisioned one day serving as Rhode Island’s celluloid king.
Steven Feinberg reveals how Rhode Island wound up on the Hollywood map
| August 02, 2006
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