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Review: Stone Bridge

At the Stone Bridge restaurant, there is competition for our attention.
Mykonos classics and Italian favorites
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2011

Review: El Parque

Recent talk of favorite eateries turned to places with "a good vibe." That certainly holds true for El Parque, a relative newcomer to Portsmouth’s Island Park neighborhood.
A Mexican oasis in Portsmouth’s Island Park
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  June 25, 2010

Review: The Boat House

Ah, feel that. Maybe this time it’s a spring breeze for real and won’t soon turn into a winter zephyr. Let’s celebrate, go out and grab a nice meal. Where to? Well, one recent answer to the question that didn’t disappoint was the Boat House restaurant i
Interesting seafood and inspiring sunsets
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 28, 2010
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The outside world

For some time now, Providence artist Adrianne Evans has been mulling natural processes in her art.
Five artists ‘On Nature’ at the Chazan Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 05, 2010

Music to incite the savage beast

Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 12, 2010
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The next Scott Brown?

Republican Scott Brown's victory last month in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has every two-bit GOP hopeful in the Northeast claiming the mantle of the pick-up truck populist.
John J. Loughlin’s suddenly high-profile campaign to oust Patrick Kennedy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010


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Finally, a GOP gubernatorial contender!

Speaking of the GOP, it appears the party has a candidate — at last! — for the gubernatorial race, provided he doesn't wimp out like Rory Smith did when he realized he was in a no-win, not-ever situation.
Robitaille gives it a go. Plus, voter unrest, Reid puts his foot in it, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 15, 2010

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

Monkeying around

Dire fiscal conditions at most media outlets have led major local players like the Providence Journal and WJAR/Channel 10 to pursue a unique employment strategy. Both organizations are apparently looking into securing the services of trained gibbons
Going ape at the urinal + WJAR. Plus, a compelling reason to stay healthy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 29, 2009
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How much do lobbyists pay to get their way?

In 2008, corporations spent more than $3 million to hire lobbyists to protect their interests at the Rhode Island State House.
Special interests are big spenders at the State House
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  March 18, 2009

Bad week for Lifespan: New financing plan comes under scrutiny

Last week was a tough one for Rhode Island's largest hospital network. The Rhode Island Health Services Council refused to allow Lifespan to borrow $75.9 million to finish renovation and expansion projects at the Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals.
Health-care
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  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

Playing to our strength

Well, despite the fact that Little Rhody has become the poster child for the national recession, leading all states in statistical categories like unemployment and debt per capita, it is nice to know that we are able to deflect public attention from our
Nothing like a mass bust for a sense of old-time mobbed-up Rhode Island
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2008

Girl power at Halitosis Hall

Phillipe + Jorge have always been strong supporters of state Senator Teresa Paiva Weed, the presumptive (God, do we hate that word) new Senate president.
Paiva Weed to reach lofty height in old boys' club
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 12, 2008

Stone Bridge

The menu leans toward Greek and Italian dishes, the latter red-sauce offerings properly secondary.
Tzatziki and red sauce
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 25, 2008
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Are you paying too much for your heating bill?

As winter approaches and energy prices rise worldwide, Rhode Islanders will wince when they open their monthly bills for electricity and natural gas.
Critics charge that lax regulation is inflating utility costs in Rhode Island
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  September 10, 2008


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Our bridges are in a heap of trouble

About 40,000 vehicles cross the Sakonnet River Bridge, which connects Tiverton and Portsmouth, most days — more than the combined traffic of the Pell and Mount Hope bridges.
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By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 30, 2008
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Affordable housing effort targets $30-60k bracket

The Armory Revival Company may not be the first developer that comes to mind when affordable housing is mentioned.
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By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  December 12, 2007
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R.I.P., Rep. Crowley

Educators, parents, children, and the citizens of Rhode Island will greatly miss state Representative Paul Crowley, who died on Monday.
We’ll miss this champion of education
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 26, 2007

Crave

So let’s hope that Sunday brunches can pull in the locals, and that out-of-state visitors love those martinis.
Great name, mixed results
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 08, 2007
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Riffing by the sea

It’s time to break out your favorite Slayer T-shirt, fire up the ol’ Chevy, and head down to the Ocean Mist.
The Ocean Mist’s Hammer Ball; plus, Wigsplitta and Big City
By BOB GULLA  |  June 19, 2007


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This way in

They’ve changed lineups, they’ve changed names, they’ve even changed scenery, moving temporarily to Florida to play and write.
The Entrance’s entrancing Circle; plus, the Biltmores hit the road
By BOB GULLA  |  May 29, 2007
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Divide grows between State House and regional coverage

The Providence Journal’s State House bureau is a fortress, an outpost singular in its ability to dig out and report important political stories of statewide interest.
As the ProJo turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 28, 2007

15 Point Road

Though the Sakonnet River is not technically the ocean, it certainly sets the scene for seafood dining at 15 Point Road, the restaurant that overlooks the river.
Fresh and full of seafood
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 27, 2006
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RI goes (a little) green

As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and wel­come spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
By RICHARD C. LEWIS  |  April 12, 2006