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Articles by Claire Peracchio (64)

Features, Metro

To the beat of drums, a night at Burnside Park

October 20, 2011 Comments are Disabled

“Your tent’s weird,” Chris Tibedo told us.

Brook Street may see new hotel

October 12, 2011 Comments are Disabled

A proposal for a $35 million luxury hotel near campus was shot down in 2004 and 2008, but real estate developer Ed Bishop ’54 P’86 P’91 thinks his latest bid for the hotel will fare differently.


Chafee, U. admins tour Pittsburgh

October 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 traveled to Pittsburgh Tuesday on a fact-finding mission to learn more about options for developing the Knowledge District in downtown Providence.


First lady visits R.I.

October 1, 2011 Comments are Disabled

First lady Michelle Obama joined 13 wives of military servicemen Friday evening for a roundtable gathering at the Rhode Island National Guard headquarters in Cranston.

Metro, University News

A guiding presence beyond College Hill

September 16, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Like others who have moved onto an unfamiliar campus for the first time, David Dooley received a warm welcome to his new home from President Ruth Simmons.


Taveras seeks more money from U.

May 3, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Mayor Angel Taveras will seek $9 million in total contributions from tax-exempt organizations — like the University — and will support legislation in the General Assembly requiring such institutions to pay 25 percent of the property taxes they would owe if they were for-profit, he announced to the Providence City Council in his 2012 budget address Monday night.


In fiscal storm, University keeps eyes on Jewelry District

April 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The state’s political leaders call it a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity.

Sports, University News

Athletes challenge administrators on team cuts

April 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Seventy students whose teams are in danger of being cut, and the dozens more who showed up to support them, met with administrators in an emotionally charged Solomon 001 Friday at 8 a.m. to discuss controversial recommendations that would eliminate four varsity athletic teams.


Tea Party protests taxes, status quo at State House

April 18, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The deadline for residents to file their taxes is today, but the state’s Tea Party wants Rhode Islanders to know that the battle against the tax expansion proposed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 wages on.


City schools hit with two more blows

April 5, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Still reeling from the mayor’s decision to fire all of Providence’s teachers and close four of the city’s schools to rein in the city’s deficit, the district suffered two additional blows as its top education official resigned, and four of its schools were singled out for state intervention.

Multimedia by Claire Peracchio (5)