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Articles by Melissa Shube (40)


Community argues against restaurant

April 23, 2009 0 comments

Problems with rowdy crowds at a Providence nightclub, including reports of fights, underage drinking and weapons, may keep the owner from getting the city’s permission to open another establishment in Fox Point.


Thayer Street congestion fix awaits new parking boss

April 16, 2009 0 comments

Last spring, a task force released recommendations to reduce parking problems and congestion on College Hill. A year later, implementation of those recommendations is on hold while the city waits for a new parking administrator to take control. Among the College Hill Parking Task Force’s recommendations were more short-term parking […]

On Mayor Cicilline, Bruno draws a blank

April 2, 2009 0 comments

Though many Brown students have strong opinions on everything from bottled water to Columbus Day, a recent poll suggests they might not have much to say about Providence politics.

Proposed budget seeks to lower state deficit

March 31, 2009 0 comments

The Rhode Island House Finance Committee approved a budget plan last Friday which would dramatically cut state aid to cities and towns and increase taxes on cigarettes and gas. The plan was proposed by Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives and Senate, and will go before the House on Wednesday for a full vote.

Arts struggle to survive in recession

March 17, 2009 0 comments

Despite the economic struggles of many of Providence’s artistic and cultural organizations, the initiative to produce a cultural plan for the city – Creative Providence – is soldiering on.

A food fight at Providence Place

March 13, 2009 0 comments

Diners at Providence Place Mall’s food court may wonder why Gourmet India’s basmati rice is dyed yellow.

Narragansett moving forward on wind power

February 24, 2009 0 comments

Plans for wind turbine development are moving forward in Narragansett, bringing the state a step closer to Gov. Donald Carcieri’s ’65 renewable energy goal – to use wind to produce 15 percent of the state’s energy by 2011.

Slam poet performs for crowded cafe

February 13, 2009 0 comments

Spoken-word artist Andrea Gibson held the rapt attention of a crowded Hourglass Cafe throughout the duration of her performance there last night.

The latest juice on hit gossip site? It’s gone

February 10, 2009 0 comments – the controversial Web site for anonymous gossip around college campuses – died quietly last week, another victim of the financial crisis.

Students rally for campaign finance reform

February 4, 2009 0 comments

It may have been snowing, but that did not deter members of the Brown chapter of Democracy Matters from trekking down to the state house Tuesday afternoon, posters in hand, for a press conference in support of the Rhode Island Public Financing of Elections Act.

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