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Articles by Scott Lowenstein (69)

Yes we can! A local food bank tests creativity

September 16, 2008 0 comments

Under the specter of an enormous replica of the Stay Puft marshmallow man from “Ghostbusters,” a crowd of Providence Place Mall visitors stand transfixed.

Another one bites the dust: Spike’s to close

September 11, 2008 0 comments

Spike’s Junkyard Dogs, long a Thayer Street institution and the first of a 10-store chain of restaurants selling hot dogs, pizza and sandwiches, is closing its Thayer Street location on Sept. 28. Gareth Mundy, who owns the restaurant, said he did not want to disclose the specifics behind the restaurant’s closure, but said the reality of owning a business on Thayer, with high taxes and rising property values, makes business difficult.

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Know your neighbor: history behind some Thayer faces

September 9, 2008 0 comments

With a new year of the Metro section comes the opportunity to get to know our neighbors a little better. Here are some of the everyday people on Thayer Street – long-time residents and out-of-towners, regulars and first-time visitors – that color the East Side’s main drag.

Survey: seniors’ confidence in job prospects down

September 5, 2008 0 comments

American college students aren’t feeling great about life after black gowns and graduation parties.

College Hill unites against graffiti

April 22, 2008 0 comments

One issue has riled up East Side neighbors, businesses and Brunonians alike: graffiti.

Relay for Life sees less cash, but more Loui’s this year

April 21, 2008 0 comments

About 600 walkers spent last Friday night strolling the Main Green for Brown’s Relay For Life, an annual event that raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. This year, participants raised around $58,000, a substantial dip from last year’s total that several involved in the event blamed on the current weakened state of the economy.

Campus life VP spot down to short list

April 14, 2008 0 comments

The search for a new vice president for campus life and student services is well underway, though behind the schedule President Ruth Simmons set last fall that called for an announcement in early April. Candidates on a shortlist are slated to visit campus before the end of the month.

Budding beekeepers abuzz over classes

March 18, 2008 0 comments

LINCOLN – In a small auditorium in a corner of Davies Career & Technical High School, a diverse crowd of about 60 watched enthralled as two queens battled to the death, workers in tow. Amid the eerie screams of the fighting queens, Betty Mencucci reminded the audience of the reason for the spectacle.

Chelsea stumps for mom on Thayer

March 3, 2008 0 comments

Viva Bar was packed last Friday night with the usual mix of students and 20-somethings, along with a few unexpected guests – some children, several senior citizens and Chelsea Clinton.

Cupid’s arrows travel long-distance

February 15, 2008 0 comments

Under the watchful eye of a poster of “A Clockwork Orange” and an enormous cardboard sign supporting Barack Obama, Nick Greene ’10 trolls the Internet on a rainy Providence day.

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