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“There is no win-win situation,” said Raj Mahajam, manager of Kabob and Curry. “We are just keeping (the restaurant) open because we want to do something for the customers.”

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On Thayer Street, businesses that stay open watch sales plummet, cut jobs

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this semester, a Monday afternoon on Thayer Street would mean students filling the windows of Blue State and Ceremony Tea, with lines stretching along the counters of Bajas or East Side Pockets. Now, the street is nearly deserted. 

University extends S/NC deadline to May 1

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University extends S/NC deadline to May 1

April 4, 2020 0 comments

In an email to undergraduate students Friday, Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 announced that the deadline for changing grade options will be extended to May 1, the end of the last full week of classes. 

Backed by endorsements from several progressive organizations, Goncalves overcame relatively low fundraising to win the Ward 1 Democratic primary. Because no Republicans or independents are registered, he will be the only candidate on the ballot for the April 7 special election, meaning the 25-year resident is virtually guaranteed to be Ward 1’s councilman.

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Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 wins Ward 1 Democratic primary

March 4, 2020 0 comments

John Goncalves ’13 MA’15 won the Democratic primary in Providence’s Ward 1 special election Tuesday by a wide margin. Goncalves, a 25-year resident of Ward 1, overcame challenges from Nick Cicchitelli, president of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association, and Anthony Santurri, owner of the Colosseum nightclub.

Governor Gina Raimondo endorsed former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg at an event early last month. She is the only current governor to support Bloomberg after his late entry into the race. Raimondo expressed approval of Bloomberg when she first ran for office in 2010.

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Some Rhode Island politicians endorse candidates, most refrain

March 2, 2020 1 comment

On the eve of Super Tuesday and two months before the Rhode Island primaries, most of Rhode Island’s prominent Democratic officials have not endorsed a presidential candidate. Those who have endorsed candidates are supporting a range of moderates.

The original 1648 Town Charter was thought to be lost until City Archivist Paul Campbell found it in the attic of Providence City Hall.

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Providence founding documents return to City Hall

February 26, 2020 0 comments

In 2011, while rummaging through a box labeled “To be indexed” in the dusty attic of City Hall, then-City Archivist Paul Campbell stumbled upon the 1648 Town Charter for the city of Providence — written on a piece of lamb vellum the size of a paperback book. Until then, the document had been thought lost to history.

Cicchitelli’s campaign platform emphasizes affordable housing. He works as a real estate agent and is currently the president of the Fox Point neighborhood association.

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Fox Point Neighborhood Assoc. President Cicchitelli enters Ward 1 Race

February 19, 2020 0 comments

Nick Cicchitelli thought his opportunity for public service had come in 2010, when he worked on the gubernatorial campaign of then Rhode Island General Treasurer Frank Caprio. Caprio lost. In 2014, he again worked on a Democrat’s campaign — this time, for R.I. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis . Then […]

Iowans, gathered in an auditorium in MacMillan Hall, prepared to raise their voting cards to cast their votes in a “satellite caucus.”


Iowa Caucus precinct at Brown splits delegates

February 4, 2020 0 comments

Ten Iowans sat in an auditorium waiting to caucus Monday night. But unlike tens of thousands of registered voters in the Hawkeye State, they were over 1,000 miles away from their home.

Roughly 35 demonstrators gathered in front of Chase Bank on Thayer for the latest in a series of nationwide Stop the Money Pipeline protests.

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Activists protest Chase Bank’s ties to fossil fuels

February 3, 2020 0 comments

Protesters waved colorful signs — painted with messages like “protect the lungs of the planet” and “defund fossil fuels” — outside Chase Bank’s Thayer Street location Friday.

Goncalves’ ’13 MA ’15 platform focuses on issues such as improving the Providence Public Schools, achieving environmental justice and practicing “smart development” of the city. He also wants to create a new tax policy that shifts the financial burden off of average taxpayers and examines “the whole system in a deliberate and thoughtful way.”

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Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 runs for Ward 1 City Council

January 29, 2020 0 comments

John Goncalves’ ’13 MA’15 favorite lessons to teach to his fourth grade class at the Wheeler School are about civics and figures who have tried to make the world a better place — figures like Greta Thunberg, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

The Whiskey Republic is a bar frequented by Brown students. New management plans to remodel the interior and the exterior in March.

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The future of ‘Whiskey Wednesdays’

January 22, 2020 0 comments

Local entrepreneurs Garry Williams and Frank Manfredi Jr. took over management of the Whiskey Republic, a bar on the Fox Point waterfront, on Jan. 1.

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