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Oftentimes, governance in East Providence resembles a sausage-making operation. It’s not always pretty, and sometimes you end up feeling like the sausage. On June 27, Marshall Properties … more
A high school classmate, Lynn Allienello, passed away recently at age 59. I didn’t know her well during school days, nor in the years since, yet I feel profound heartbreak over her loss. At … more
By Mayor Bob DaSilva The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails. Offshore wind energy is a rapidly growing industry and Rhode … more
In the four months since the Marshalls first approached the City with their so-called Plan A, we have often heard Mayor DaSilva and Councilman Britto speak about Metacomet. Both have argued that they … more
He was born in London, the Edwardian early 20th century, when Britain still ruled the world's waves. But shortly after the death of his younger brother, their mother died and he was sent to New York … more
EAST BAY — Today we face a national crisis in the form of a deadly pandemic. However, we at the East Bay Regional Coalition remind all there is a hidden link between COVID-19 and other national … more
EAST BAY — The East Bay Regional Coalition reminds residents few substances have been both praised and cursed as much as alcohol. While the dangers of alcoholism, liver damage and drinking and … more
Paris is endeavoring to repair and restore Notre Dame Cathedral. We here in Providence have neglected our only Skyscraper, the most poetic and "philosophical" structure in our downtown.It saddens me … more
Any grade schooler could tell you a dollar bill is not the same thing as a conversation. Or that a big company is not the same thing as a human being.But conservatives on the Supreme Court … more
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.