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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
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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
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Romney has capitulated utterly to the gun fetishists — as the body count keeps rising

Mitt Romney, in what his own staff called the first major speech of the general election, received a standing ovation last week at the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in St. Louis.
Ready, aim
By EDITORIAL  |  April 20, 2012
Occupy Boston's Idle Douchebag Safety Issue

Occupy Boston's Idle Douchebag Safety Issue


John Ford of the Occupy Boston library tent raises the issue of drug use and idleness at an impromptu emergency meeting last Saturday afternoon  As...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 08, 2011

Fighting fire with smokescreens

I could barely see my own hands through the darkness and thick smoke — but I could hear.
Training day
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 01, 2011
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Maine nuke reports missing

With Japan in the midst of the most serious nuclear power plant mishap since Chernobyl, Mainers may have been looking for reassurances regarding the spent fuel stranded at what was once Maine Yankee.
Seeking solace
By COLIN WOODARD  |  April 01, 2011


I want fireworks

I'm a law-abiding citizen. Except when I'm not. So far, I've managed to avoid committing murder, rape, robbery, assault, pillaging, insider trading, or violating any leftover protection-from-abuse orders.
Why aren't fireworks legal?
By AL DIAMON  |  February 18, 2011
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Ski Guide 2010: How to leave the slopes in one piece

Here are a few (mostly) fail-safe ski don'ts to abide when you go out to shred some fresh powder.
More shred, less dead
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 12, 2010
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Unsafe Passage: The dangers of getting to and from the job

One evening in February, Sara left her State Street office building shortly after six o'clock to walk to her car. As she put the key in the lock of the car door, a man grabbed her from behind and hissed in her ear, "Get in the car."
Equal Writes
By SUSAN STOBAUGH  |  July 09, 2010
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Mr. Moose's summer safety tips

When staring at the sun, always wear sunglasses.
Summer moose makes us feel fine
By DAVID KISH  |  July 09, 2010