A reminder, as previously reported here, that Obama for Rhode Island is slated to hold its first event on June 13. Charlie Bakst, meanwhile, has the scoop on visits to our little town on Wednesday by GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, as well as the husband of Hillary Clinton.
Meanwhile, Kudos + Congrats to .
I agree with Toby that there are better ways of handling Thayer Street's purported parking-noise issues than to clamp down on motorcyclists. Not to totally dismiss the concern of those driving this, but this also seems to smack a bit of the nanny state increasingly coming to small town Providence. Could you imagine a city like San Francisco trying to do such a thing?
Kudos & Congrats to The Wild Colonial, which has been selected by Esquire magazine as one of the best bars in America for 2007.
Not for Nothing, but the Colonial has previously been heralded in the Phoenix for offering "a thinking person's pint."
To celebrate the Esquire accolade, the Colonial is hosting an event Thursday night in which Red Sox tickets will be raffled off, to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
N4N tends to agree with those who say the 2003 Station fire disaster caused an overreaction in new laws and regulation. Representatives Joseph Trillo (R-Warwick) and Peter Ginaitt (D-Warwick) discuss this topic during an appearance Sunday on Newsmakers, broadcast at 5:30 AM on Channel 12 and at 10 AM on Fox 64. Also, Providence City Councilman Miguel Luna appears on the show to discuss immigration and his proposal for making Providence a sanctuary city.
A little more than a year ago, I chronicled the youth trend in Rhode Island politics. Not for Nothing, but the Young Dems and the Young Repubs are keeping busy.
Tonight, from 5-7, on the second floor of Mediterraneo, 134 Atwells Avenue, Providence, the RI Young Democrats will recognize their top 10 Young Dems of 2006. The honorees include occasional Phoenix contributor Peter Asen and others who have been written about in the Phoenix, including Xay Khamsyvoravong
Providence is receiving attention for impressive reductions in crime, and justifiably so. The city's 11 homicides in 2006 represented the lowest figure in many years, and this happened at a time when Boston, which enjoyed considerable success in reducing violence in the late '90s, has seen its murder rate soar. The Providence Police, under the leadership of Dean Esserman, as well as the Providence streetworkers, deserve considerable credit for this good news.