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STORY OF THE WEEK: If you were driving around North Providence, parts of Providence or other local communities during torrential downpours early last week, you may have felt like an extra in … more
I don’t dare to have an opinion on the purchase of the Park Theatre. I don’t live in Cranston. I don’t put my tax dollars into the city’s pocket. I don’t meddle in … more
STORY OF THE WEEK : Democratic primary voters had their say and now Gabe Amo is the new rising star in Rhode Island politics. While former state representative Aaron Regunberg was widely perceived as … more
As we get older we leave things behind. Friends slowly fall out of our lives and we make new ones. Childish aspirations and dreams evolve and become grounded in reality by actual experience. The … more
Editor’s Note: Traditionally, Ian Donnis opens his column with a STORY OF THE WEEK. He did so this week, however, the story was devoted to the possible outcomes of the Democratic primary for … more
I’m a big guy. As with most people of my size, I put out a lot of heat. I’m sure you’ve heard people say that they would sweat peeling an orange. While that isn’t, … more
“Pick me,” read the wording on the package of Pacific Northwest granny apples. If I saw it, it registered subliminally. I knew what I wanted and pulled the green apples out of the cooler … more
It’s been a few weeks since I wrote one of these. I’m not sure if it was because I haven't had anything to say or because I have too much. I’m also not sure which would be better. … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The after-life of the March trip by two Rhode Island officials to Philadelphia continued to echo loudly. After an initial burst of media coverage, the story got picked up by the … more
Those are the words my boyfriend’s nephew said at the Father’s Day barbecue we attended at my one day, hopefully, sister-in-law’s house. Personally, I thought they were a bit … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The floodgates opened last week on the problematic visit by two high-level state Department of Administration officials to Philadelphia in March. Attorney General Peter Neronha … more
So, it has been a long time since I haven’t lived with roommates of one kind or another. Even before my leg-breaking car accident I’d moved back in with my parents… as so many … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Twelve years after Gina Raimondo spearheaded what once seemed an improbable overhaul of the state pension system, pensions remain a hot topic in Rhode Island. As the ProJo’s … more
As I approach the age of 37 I realize more and more that I’m never going to feel financially secure. I have worked steadily, day after day, since I was 16 years old. I’ve never been one … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: In recent weeks, RI Attorney General Peter Neronha has used Twitter to amplify the fight for continued access to mifepristone; cite the need for those with power to “exercise … more
As much as I love eating, I’m not one to write restaurant reviews. What people look for in an experience dining out differs so greatly that reviews can be so subjective and not catch what … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Former Gov. Gina Raimondo talked a lot about the need to improve workers’ skills while building a more diversified economy. Her successor, Gov. Dan McKee, has emphasized … more
In a recent game of trivia I was tasked with naming up to ten federal holidays in 60 seconds. I managed to name four. I know that sounds crazy, but after Christmas, Thanksgiving and finally Easter … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston residents’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Shelley Fusco has lived in Cranston for … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Can Rhode Island tax-cut its way to a more appealing business climate? That question has been subject to debate for years and it won’t stop now. For supporters, the … more
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