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The war over peace

In the early infancy of this five-week-old year, Boston has been rocked by four homicides and 10 non-fatal shootings. By the time this goes to print, there may well be more.
A decade after the 'Boston Miracle,' violent crime has again overtaken parts of the city. Can the miracle makers create a new peace?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 05, 2010

What’s next for Cicilline?

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline rode into office seven years ago as the fresh-faced anti-Buddy. Bleach for a soiled City Hall.
After a couple of tough years — and some jabs from Buddy — how bright is his political future?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 22, 2010

Thanks for nothing!

We'd like to be thankful, we really would. Change came to Washington this year and the Mad Men returned.
In our first annual list of Rhode Island turkeys, the Phoenix fingers 10 people and institutions that made a bad year even worse
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 24, 2009

Bad blood at 'PRO

The ongoing Hatefest at Salty's Joint has hit the Urinal, with an absolutely ridiculous story alleging that veteran Rhode Island radio hand, Ron St. Pierre, inadvertently "assaulted" John "The Journalist" DePetro with an 8x11" sheet of paper loaded wit
Trouble at Salty's Shack. Plus, firefighters burn their bridges and Esserman's bad attitude.  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 19, 2009

Cicilline, the firefighters, and the politics of protest

It is, on some level, hard to pick any winners in the li'l Rhody's latest battle royale.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009

Young guns

This past Wednesday at the Capital Hill Hilton in Washington, DC, mayors from across the country were scheduled to sit down to a special session and learn how to combat youth gun violence.
Menino touting Boston’s gun-violence “best practices”
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 27, 2008

Bioneers to push quest for green jobs

Taking up a new way of doing things isn’t easy in the best of times, so it’s no surprise that the ongoing fiscal crisis complicates efforts to promote the so-called green economy.  
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 22, 2008

Sierra Club brings environmental mixer to

The Rhode Island chapter of the Sierra Club is bringing an appealing combination to Providence.
Got Beer?
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 29, 2007

The best and worst of David Cicilline

As he heads into the home stretch of his first term, Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline couldn’t have asked for a better seal of approval.
With only token opposition this fall, the Providence mayor has serious triumphs and challenges
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 12, 2006
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Clean & green

Portland mayor Jim Cohen plans to convene nine environmental experts and advocates to study the city’s use of sustainable energy and conservation practices, and to identify ways to highlight Portland’s green businesses.
Portland may go sustainable, whatever that means
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 19, 2006