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RIP, Richard Walton; speaking truth to power; folks we love

Flags have been at half-mast at Casa Diablo all week as your superior correspondents mourn the passing of a great man.
An irreplaceable man
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 04, 2013
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Spoonem's turns 30

If I want to experience the best of Vo Dilun, all I have to do is walk around the corner from my house.
Celebrating an Edgewood treasure; it’s time for Waltonpalooza!!
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 03, 2011

Review: Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub

Doherty's East Ave Irish Pub is an old-fashioned gem: an informal eatery where you can chow down on wonderful food over a brew or a few: there are 157 on tap and in bottles, at last count.
Beer, burgers, ball games, and much more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2011
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Stone Soup at 30

The earliest people on the planet probably built bonds of community when they pounded on goatskins. That same sense of creative wonder existed among a young group of musicians and music lovers back in 1980, when Joyce Katzberg, Bill Harley, and Debbie B
Keeping it real
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 07, 2011

Knowing no shame

The recent rush to adjourn the 2010 General Assembly session on the arbitrary date of June 10 was an affront to the Rhode Island citizenry and a low mark for the state’s politicians.
The disgraceful General Assembly; hail, do-gooders; and a plea for ProHo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 18, 2010
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Messi situations

Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2010


Grumpy World

P&J were strangely drawn to the story by Linda Borg in the Sunday BeloJo on the exceptionally low marks the Biggest Little received in a happiness index conceived by what we suspect are a bunch of elite jickies from across the pond for the journal S
Happy? Not us! Plus, Pawtucket pride, saluting the navy, and a New Year’s toast.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 01, 2010

Rhode Island’s pride is showing

There was much to-do and flexing of cultural muscles and civic pride as Our Little Towne placed in the top 10 in many prestigious categories in Travel & Leisure magazine’s 2009 survey of “America’s Favorite Cities.”
 Finally, some good ‘news!’ Plus, Brown slips, the Patriots slide, and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 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

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
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Obama ’08: Dawn of a new era

Since 1984, every year in which there is a presidential election, the Murphy/Deans of Edgewood in Cranston, have held a small get-together for friends and family.
Few socks tossed at TV during liberal klatch in Edgewood
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 05, 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
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Pinga! your incumbent

Phillipe + Jorge were thrilled to see the upset victory by baker Michael Pinga over incumbent state Senator “Snarlin’ Steve” Alves in their Democratic primary race.
The more turnover at Halitosis Hall, the better, we say
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 17, 2008
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Naming names and naming rights

P+J are keeping a close eye on the US District Court trial of the two former CVS execs accused of illegally hiring John “My Sharona” Celona, the disgraced former state senator.
What lies ahead in the trial of two former CVS officials?
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 21, 2008
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Stormy weather

Phillipe + Jorge are not upset or disappointed that Governor Don “Laughing Boy” Carcieri was out of the country, in Iraq, during the recent winter storm imbroglio.
Snow cleanup undermined by incompetents and flying monkeys
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 19, 2007
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A vote is a terrible thing to waste

Yes, in a display of self-aggrandizement that would make Tom Cruise gasp, it is time for the mighty Phillipe & Jorge to make our endorsements.
Some helpful hints for November 7
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 01, 2006


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Jaw-dropper

If there’s a real political shocker this year, it’s how the Urinal this week came out with an endorsement of Question 1, the controversial casino ballot question.
What prompted the BeloJo to do an about-face on the casino?
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 25, 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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The kids are alright

The revelation that Carl Sheeler’s new commercial was produced by a 15-year-old is one of the most interesting stories to emerge from the Democratic Senate primary between Carl and Casa Diablo charter member Sheldon Whitebread.
Sheeler campaign goes with a youth movement
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 26, 2006

Homelessness

While the cause of undocumented immigrants has recently taken a primary place in the national public debate, advocates for the homeless hope that a statewide march will focus attention on the problem of people who lack even a place in which to reside.
Statewide march to raise focus on RI’s housing crisis
By IAN DONNIS  |  May 03, 2006

Trump at the Dump

How exciting that Johnston got a taste of the “Trump Magic” Monday night as the mighty capitalist icon with the ludicrous hairdo sent his management team into deepest Vo Dilun, trying to convince the folks there that what they need is a “major destinatio
The Donald’s minions talk smooth in Johnston
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 22, 2006