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Shaking up the school system
Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
| April 23, 2010
Art for money's sake
This weekend, hundreds of arts marketing gurus and administrators from across the nation will descend upon the Creative Capital, aka Providence, for a four-day (October 30-November 2) national gath-ering entitled “CollaborACTION!”
| October 30, 2009
Our local heroes
Working behind the scenes
Working behind the scenes
JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ and DAVID SCHARFENBERG
| April 17, 2009
Fighting the good fight
As Rhode Island's poor and working-class citizens face a shrinking job market, social program cuts, and an avalanche of home foreclosures, a leading low-income advocacy group faces major changes.
DARE faces major changes and challenges
| April 01, 2009
Rhody's local food movement finds its groove
Five years ago, when Farm Fresh Rhode Island (FFRI) launched its mission of promoting Ocean State-produced food, co-founder Noah Fulmer discovered a curious disconnection in the local food chain.
Relishing the fresh flavor of homegrown goods
| February 18, 2009
How to eat seed corn
It is now revealed that the first quarter revenue projections for the state have come in an additional $33 million less than expected, running our deficit up to $66 million.
Fiscal due-diligence is a concept unfamiliar to denizens of Smith Hill
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 16, 2008
Putting the public back in public radio
While he has globetrotting experience in reporting on an array of Big Stories, Joe O’Connor faces a more painstaking challenge while working from his smallish office at WRNI.
GM Joe O'Conner says WRNI will rise or fall on the support of Rhode Islanders
| June 12, 2007
Providence: safer than you think?
Every year, as summer approaches in US cities, violent crime spikes as predictably as the arrival of Memorial Day cookouts.
Violent crime is down, unlike in many us cities. Can the good news last?
| May 24, 2007
In this, the tenth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
The best people, and the best organizations
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 18, 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
| April 06, 2007
Talk show titan
The topic of the day is President George W. Bush’s nationally televised speech about increasing the number of troops in Iraq — and Dan Yorke isn’t particularly pleased.
WPRO’S Dan Yorke is making waves in Rhode Island — and Cianci may be his new buddy
| January 17, 2007
Rhode Island Foundation makes staffing changes
Although the Rhode Island Foundation rarely makes the 6 o’clock news, the financial powerhouse touches every corner of the state.
BRIAN C. JONES
| January 03, 2007
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants?
Illegal immigrants in Rhode Island can get an education through high school, but the guarantee ends there. If they want to go to college in the state, they must pay the same tuition as out-of-state students.
Education = Opportunity
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| May 24, 2006
The long wait for gay marriage
Justice Brown-Duso is an outspoken nine-year-old with a big smile.
Although Rhode Island offers a hospitable home to gays and lesbians, equality remains elusive
| February 15, 2006
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