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On Valentine's Day, a toast to a man wronged

Justice Dept.
They raised a toast this Valentine's Day at McBride's Pub in Providence to John Gordon, much-remembered these past 167 years.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  February 15, 2012


In a Newport defeat, lessons for the 99%

The Public Square
The Battle of Queen Anne Square ended in a terrible rout for opponents of a private foundation's plan to renovate a charming, tiny park in downtown Newport.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  December 29, 2011


Fame, wealth, and the battle for Newport’s Queen Anne Square

Parks Dept.
Newport's Queen Anne Square, which measures just over an acre, is a rectangle of grass and trees on the doorstep of historic Trinity Episcopal Church, overlooking the city's yacht-filled harbor. Crisscrossed by brick pathways, it reminds many of a college or village green.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  November 22, 2011


Taking the Food Stamp Challenge

My breakfast on Day One of "The Food Stamp Challenge" cost 81 cents.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  November 02, 2011


Why care for me, but not poor RI kids?

On weekdays this spring, I’ve been driving from my home in Newport to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where I lie under a fabulous machine that’s saving my life.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 08, 2008


Thanks again Red Sox!

Big fat whale
Big fat whale
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  October 31, 2007


Don’t you dare come after my bottled water

In a fiercely divided America, there’s one thing that the usually-correct Left shares with the almost-never Right.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  September 19, 2007


Screwing the youth

When the budget gets tight, young people become an easy target  
Wole Akinbi was 16 when someone phoned to say his best friend had been shot.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 20, 2007


Implementation of First Source moves forward

Now, the law is beginning to help substantial number of workers get jobs.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  August 01, 2007


It’s a bleak budget season — with no relief in sight

Talking politics
The reams of paper pouring from industrial-strength copying machines at the State House were still warm to the touch as they were distributed to a packed hearing room.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  June 12, 2007


Is Carcieri already a lame duck?

The Governor is politically skillful, but his ability to deliver remains a big question
For openers, Carcieri returned to a State House devoid as ever of fellow Republicans.
By: BRIAN C. JONES  |  June 06, 2007

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