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Gas prices reach year high in R.I.

Gas prices broke the $3 mark in Rhode Island last week before the beginning of Thanksgiving break and continue to climb statewide. Prices are at their highest so far this year, according to the American Automobile Association of Southern New England.


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City, police dept. sued over freedom of speech conflict

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against the city and members of its police department on behalf of a Providence woman whose free speech rights were allegedly violated when Providence police officers threatened to arrest her for leafletting on a public sidewalk. ...


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RIPTA looks at streetcar routes

Three possible streetcar routes were discussed Monday night at the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's meeting with the College Hill Neighborhood Association. Each route provides a slightly different link between major city hubs including Brown, Rhode Island Hospital, Kennedy Plaza and the train ...


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Pedestrian bridge will provide 'critical link'

The 11 entries in the city's pedestrian bridge design competition are on display at City Hall until the end of November. The pedestrian bridge will replace the old Interstate 195 roadbed that spans the Providence River, but will stand on the existing supports.


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Block party is just getting started

Though Moderate Party founder and candidate for governor Ken Block finished fourth at the polls last Tuesday, he gained enough votes to keep his party on the ballot and may soon find himself in a position of influence on one of his favorite issues — the efficiency of state government.


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Democrats beat back national tide to stay dominant in R.I.

Frustrated with a struggling economy and politics as usual, voters in the midterm elections last Tuesday handed Republicans major gains nationwide. But in a state where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans 4 to 1, Rhode Island Democrats remained dominant, preventing Republicans from ...


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White House honors local arts initiatives

Two Rhode Island-based after-school programs, Community MusicWorks and RiverzEdge Arts Project, were recognized among 15 programs from across the nation as recipients of the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards at a ceremony in the White House Oct. 20.


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It's gals only in new Angell Street gym

Striking Beauties may sound like College Hill's newest salon, but in fact it is nothing like a day at the spa. This all-female boxing gym — which opened at 189 Angell St. at the end of October — offers classes in boxing and yoga to women of all ages and experience levels.


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So long to Shooters, hello to waterfront

The old Shooters Nightclub building is facing its final days. Rhode Island voters approved a ballot question last Tuesday that allows the state to purchase the Shooters property. Officials plan to tear down the former club, build a public marina, establish a water taxi service to Newport and add the ...


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Mayor heads to nation's capital

January will see Mayor David Cicilline '83 sworn in as Rhode Island's first openly gay congressman. Despite a late surge in the polls, Republican John Loughlin was unable to trump the Democrat in yesterday's midterm election for the first district congressional seat.






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