What you’ll notice when you look at GoLocal’s annual list of best high schools is the ones at the top of the list are in affluent towns and the ones near the bottom are in poorer urban areas. It’s that simple: we have a tiered education system in this state. Rich kids, and those lucky enough to live in upscale suburbs, get great educations and poor kids don’t.
An in-depth look at Rhode Island’s Homeless Bill of Rights, and why we would want to become the first state in the nation to adopt such a proposal.
The US Chamber of Commerce’s TV ad for Brendan Doherty signals that Citizens United is now having an effect on local elections in Rhode Island … not sure how the unions feel about this, but I know I don’t want the US Chamber to have an outsized role in selecting our senators and congressmen.
Scott MacKay says URI professors have a strong case if they go to the state labor relations board that the state engaged in bad faith negotiations … the two sides pretty much had a deal until the governor stepped in.
We predicted it would be there and then Sunday morning it was … the New York Times put together a great story on the plan to stop beach erosion in Matunuck, and how it could affect the legendary RI beach bar the Ocean Mist. For a local perspective, read Matunuck resident Tracey O’Neill’s story that scooped the Times on Saturday. And, really, this picture I took on Friday night of the surf creeping up close to the back deck tells the whole story. Full disclosure: I do not want to live in Rhode Island without an Ocean Mist.
My piece on Rhode Island being the Democrat in name only state really seems to have riled up the right. Justin Katz countered it with a post based on a study that claims the legislature is actually one of the most liberal in the country and on Saturday Travis Rowley gave it his normal fire and brimstone treatment. Rowley is entitled to his opinion. Katz’s piece, on the other hand, is simply intellectually dishonest – no one really thinks our state legislature is particularly liberal except those trying to manipulate facts for their own benefit.
Watch this video to see why venture capital firms like Bain Capital are bad for the economy.
A new masterplan for the heart of Providence … read this if you’ve always loved the idea of living and working downtown.