Hurricane Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm with places from Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Va., to Providence bracing for catastrophic impacts.
The worst of Sandy in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England will be Monday through Monday night, mostly occurring ahead of when the hurricane slams onshore.
An overview of the catastrophic impacts that await the mid-Atlantic and southern New England can be found in this news story, while below are [...]
Unlikely ‘swearing’ came at the very end of a speech at Brown University on World Peace
It is a phrase you would not associate with one of the holiest men alive.
Indeed, it must have caused the stenographer a little consternation when the Dalai Lama apparently finished his speech with a very frank ‘f*** it’ to an audience of students at Brown University in Rhode Island.
Still, the stenographer had to transcribe what [...]
AFP – Anyone relying on their nose to guide them to a toilet at Quebec’s La Providence golf course won’t find one — that’s because its outhouse is odorless.
Beneath a tidy wooden latrine on the grounds is an army of earthworms that churn decaying organic materials into compost.
The worm-powered design is a first of its kind in North America, according to Ecosphere Technologies international sales representative Frederic Neau. It was [...]
Massport could be on the hook for billions of dollars in damages as part of a lawsuit filed by the owners of the World Trade Center who accuse the agency of “abysmal” security at Logan Airport on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two jets and unleashed their war on America.
The suit — one of the last linked to the attacks 11 years ago today — could give the [...]
Most expensive area: Framingham-Natick
Most expensive area: Burlington-Chittenden
Most expensive area: Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick
7. Rhode Island
Most expensive area: Providence
6. New Jersey
Most expensive area: Bergen-Passaic
Most expensive area: San Francisco
4. New York
Most expensive area: New York (Manhattan)
Most expensive area: Stamford
Most expensive area: Juneau
Most expensive: Honolulu
BOSTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has refused to hear a Boston University student’s constitutional challenge to a $675,000 penalty for illegally downloading and sharing 30 songs on the Internet, but his lawyer says there’s still a chance the amount could be reduced.
A jury in 2009 ordered Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, R.I., to pay. A federal judge called the penalty constitutionally excessive, but the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated it at the request of [...]
Many of these “experts” have skin in the game and hope to lure you back into the market. They base their assumptions on the fact that housing prices seem to be falling more slowly. They’re not. Take a look at these shocking numbers I uncovered in the last two weeks:
SINGLE-FAMILY HOME PRICES IN THE NORTHEAST
Location Avg. Price Per Sq. Ft Change from Feb. 2011
Fairfield County [...]
Brazil vows to protect manufacturing
“Brazil’s finance minister has vowed to hold down the value of the real and enact new measures to protect domestic industries, in an attempt to revive the country’s slumping economic growth.
“We don’t want to lose our manufacturing sector,” Guido Mantega told the Financial Times in an interview. “Brazil is not merely an exporter of commodities.“We are not going to just sit by and watch while [...]
“Governor Chafee unveiled his long awaited plan to help bail out financially strapped cities and towns Thursday.
Central Falls is already bankrupt. Woonsocket, West Warwick, Pawtucket, and Providence are at the brink of bankruptcy.
Gov. Chafee Unveils Relief Plan For Cities and Towns
One of Governor Chafee’s seven bills lets cities and towns freeze retirees’ cost of living increases. Another allows the state’s “most distressed” communities to suspend teachers’ raises based on seniority [...]
Greece Cut to Cusp of Default as Fitch Takes First Ratings Step
Fitch Cuts Greek Rating, Says Debt Exchange Equals Default
Illinois’s ‘Toughest’ Budget May Cut $2.7 Billion From Medicaid
Irish Trees Earmarked for Sale in 3 Billion-Euro State Sell-Off
Ireland Identifies State Assets for Sale
Ukraine Fans Default Risk in Russia Bet as Vote Molds Policy
Spain to raise 2012 deficit target: report
Prof: Providence retirees may face 73% haircut in bankruptcy
Moody’s reviewing thousands of [...]
Iran presses ahead with dollar attack
Japan 4Q GDP Contracts More Than Expected
Draghi’s $158 Billion Free Lunch to Boost EU Bank Profits
Germany: Greek bailout approval not until March
Pennsylvania’s Scranton Strains Under Ruling Cutting Fiscal Repair Measure
Detroit crisis may force sale of crucial assets
Quinn eyes cuts to Medicaid (Illinois)
Fla. Senate looks to cut $600 M in Medicaid reimbursements
Providence Mayor to Deliver State of City Address
China tells banks to roll over local govt [...]
Mayor Bloomberg called the city’s pension system a “ticking time bomb” that costs six times more than it did 10 years ago.
The city will have to shell out $8 billion to cover pension costs this year – with $1 out of every $6 from taxpayers going toward it, he said on Thursday.
“Imagine what would happen to your family budget if the rent went up six times over the course of a [...]
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Wearing leg irons and guarded by federal agents, David Whitaker posed as an agent for online drug dealers in dozens of recorded phone calls and email exchanges with Google sales executives, spending $200,000 in government money for ads selling narcotics, steroids and other controlled substances.
Over four months in 2009, Mr. Whitaker, a federal prisoner and convicted con artist, was the lead actor in a government sting targeting Google [...]
by Tom Acitelli
Want to know why Boston’s home prices and rents are so high? Look 50 miles to the west, to Vicksburg Square in Devens. So says CommonWealth magazine’s Paul McMorrow in a Globe op-ed this morning.
For two years, a private Boston-based developer, Trinity Financial, has been trying to build 246 apartments, most for veterans, seniors and families making working-class incomes, at the site of an old Army barracks that once housed 9,000 people.
The site is perfect not only because it’s [...]
Winds destroy Occupy Providence tents: wpri.com
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – While members of the Occupy Providence movement continue negotiating with Providence officials on when to leave Burnside Park, they are in a new battle with the elements.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS) — A Northbrook man has agreed to plead guilty to shipping “erectile pumps” to diabetes patients who never asked for them, as part of a Medicare scam.
The devices were actually $26 penis enlargement pumps the man bought from an adult Web site.
Gary Winner, 49, will plead guilty to charges in Rhode Island, and will forfeit $2 million, prosecutors said.
Winner allegedly repackaged the penis pumps and [...]
COMMENT: This footage is very compelling. We are interested in finding out more about the providence of its surfacing, however clearly this information should be processed and further investigated. File Date: 2001-9-11, Time 05:19PM
Not only can you see the flashes from the detonators for the explosives, but watch the black structures on top of the buildings implode into themselves before the building starts to collapse.
Ed Murray/The Star-LedgerGov. Chris Christie, shown here in this August file photo, took a jab at Las Vegas today during a press conference in Atlantic City, questioning people who visit the desert resort during summertime.
ATLANTIC CITY — Gov. Chris Christie has a name for people who visit Las Vegas in the summertime: “Stupid.”
Speaking at a news conference to introduce the new head of a state agency [...]