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SLIDESHOW: Road contracts associated with Cardi Corporation construction

Sealcoating, which fraudulently obtained federal contracts intended for minority-owned businesses, has repeatedly failed to disclose its criminal history on Rhode Island bidding forms.
The Paper Trail
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 05, 2012

Asleep at the wheel

In the early morning of April 9, 2007, a small armada of Cardi Corporation trucks crept up Rustic Hill Road in North Scituate to the construction site for the new Ponaganset Middle School.
The state's weak system for vetting contractors allows millions to flow to companies with poor environmental and workplace safety records. It needs to be fixed
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 05, 2012
The Big Hurt - July 20, 2012

The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese

It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 20, 2012

What’s really behind high gas prices

Fingers crossed that we've seen the worst of it — analysts say gas prices won't go any higher than the April 6 peak of $3.94 per gallon — but filling up your tank this summer is still going to cost a big chunk of change.
Priming the Pump
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 04, 2012

It's not just Road Rage

Driving can fill you with all kinds of emotions.
By DAVID KISH  |  April 13, 2012
The Color Wheel: Review

Review: The Color Wheel

Alex Ross Perry's self-consciously coy indulgence reminds me of the work of Diablo Cody, but slighter and more irritating.
A black-and-white road movie
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 02, 2011

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Review: Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn's sleek heist flick offers more quiet moments than you'd expect with a title like Drive .
A lot going on below the surface
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Bellflower

In addition to the flamethrower, they've also rigged up a whiskey-dispensing car dashboard, and as a piece de resistance have created the Road Warrior–inspired "Medusa," a 1972 Buick Skylark souped up to breathe fire.
Petal to the metal
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 09, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Bieber Silences Youth, Kings of Leon Sell Out

I hadn't originally planned a press-release review for this week, but some PR blasts require immediate attention.
The week's best press releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 22, 2011

Driving in circles

I have Peter Mills's E-ZPass.
By AL DIAMON  |  April 29, 2011

Eco-friendly driving

A hybrid owner doing it wrong.
By DAVID KISH  |  August 06, 2010

Relieve road rage — with coloring books?

Traveling north this weekend? Leave some extra time, but don't be terrified by last weekend's dire reports.
Traffic report
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 30, 2010