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Providence has a bench full of talent

Providence is a great city with some enormous problems. Some of them are typical urban problems like crime and the high cost of housing while others are uniquely Rhode Island: there are jobs to be had, but no residents with the skills to fill them. We all know that Providence has been teetering on the

Please stop insulting our intelligence

With less than three weeks to go before Primary Day, I’ve started to feel like following this year’s election cycle has been as exhausting as watching a season of bad baseball games. This year Fenway has been too-often transformed into a park full of eye-rolling “c’mon!” screaming fans who are hoping to see some good

Trading players and candidates

Every year July 31 is circled on our calendar because what happens on that day — the non-waiver trade deadline — is a big indicator of whether the Red Sox can hope to contend in the playoffs. (I should also mention that it’s our wedding anniversary so perhaps it is circled for two reasons.) This

Red Sox GOTV failure

At the midway point of the season, the Red Sox delegation to the All-Star game is puny with no position players being selected and only Jon Lester and Koji Uehara representing the pitching staff. Considering the World Series win and the massive campaign put behind trying to get Red Sox on the team, this has

Some seasons need to end

Although this has not been great year for the Red Sox, as the All-Star break approaches, I am a little sad to know that we are almost halfway through the baseball season. Unlike some who think that the games and the season are far too long, I wish it were even longer and that some

Love him or hate him, Buddy’s back

Last week the conversation in Rhode Island political circles changed quickly from “will he run” to “can he win” as Buddy Cianci announced that he would once again run for mayor of Providence. Love him or hate him, he’s in the race to win and has aligned the stars to give him the best possible

Celebrating the big win on the bridge

While the Sox fan in me is a bit sickened by every loss—and this month there seem to be plenty of them—I am determined not to let the afterglow of the huge 2013 win fade anytime soon. This year I have to remind myself to enjoy the game, get excited about some of the new

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