By Nicholas Delmenico on November 3, 2017
There are many arguments for and against the merits of the legislation as written, for and against the merits of keeping the Pawtucket Red Sox in Pawtucket, and for and against the merits of the state paying for bonds to finance the construction of a stadium, theoretically covered by the tax revenue derived from said […]
By C. Kelly Smith on November 2, 2017
I am a lifelong progressive. I am 55 years old, and was a progressive before it was an official branch of the Democratic Party. I have marched, demonstrated, and protested at more events than most. I have probably made more signs and banners than anyone in our state. I have escorted women into reproductive health […]
By Jonathan Gwynne on September 26, 2017
The owners of the PawSox want to give the people of Pawtucket a scaled-down copy of Fenway because they don’t seem to realize that locals already know and love McCoy.
By Steve Ahlquist on September 26, 2017
Rhode Island Speaker Nicholas Mattiello supports DACA.
Here he is on Roe v Wade, guns, PawSox, taxes, minimum wage, climate change and more.
Posted in Civil Rights, Climate, Cranston, Economics, Energy, Featured, Gun Control, Immigration, Inequality, Minimum Wage, Politics, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes | Tagged climate change, DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Kristin Dart, Nicholas Mattiello, PawSox, Roe. v. Wade, United States Supreme Court | 2 Responses
By William J Conley Jr on August 28, 2017
Put another way, it would be a net loss to Rhode Island should the team decide to relocate to another state, because we earn more revenue from the team than it would cost state taxpayers in subsidies.
Posted in Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, National News, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged Apex, Capitol Television, Dominick Ruggerio, Donald Grebien, Donna Nesselbush, elizabeth crowley, General Assembly, James Doyle, PawSox, pawtucket red sox, senate finance committee, State House, william conley | 2 Responses
By Andrew Stewart on June 26, 2016
He’s a lifelong unionized worker, has gone to PawSox games for the last four decades, and knows cities intimately as a former telephone worker. Dan Murphy also went to every Listening Tour stop last summer when owner Larry Lucchino was trying to get a new stadium built by the taxpayers in Providence as one of […]
By Andrew Stewart on February 18, 2016
I watched NBC 10’s sportscaster Joe Kayata interview Pawtucket Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino not once but twice on February 17. It was hard to tell if this was a late Valentine’s Day for the sports franchise owner or if Kayata was just trying to give the Tolman High School softball team a run for […]
By Bob Billington on February 17, 2016
While they never really left Pawtucket, to many of us it sure seemed like they did. Last year was a difficult year for the community. We learned about the Pawtucket Red Sox seeking another home only to abandon McCoy Stadium and Pawtucket. We were told there was no use discussing anything – the Pawtucket Red […]
By Andrew Stewart on February 14, 2016
A source within the Pawtucket business community has disclosed the other half of the equation that most failed to mention when reporting on Pawtucket Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino’s address to the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, his alleged efforts, apparently with full support of Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien, to gentrify the historic communities […]
By Andrew Stewart on February 6, 2016
In a touch of irony, two news stories came across my desk today that share a common trait, instances where the rich and well-to-do are trying to make the taxpayers fork out cash for what is not supposed to be a public problem. In fact, their issues are totally due to poor business decisions made […]
By Steve Ahlquist on January 4, 2016
Norton is running on an anti-Mattiello platform, saying that the Speaker, “is in control of District 60’s seat, as is the case in so many other House Districts in Rhode Island.”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Elections, Featured, News, Rhode Island, State House | Tagged David Coughlin, David Norton, Nicholas Mattiello, PawSox, Rhode Island House of Representatives | 1 Response
By Andrew Stewart on November 10, 2015
The recent announcement of the new management team of the Pawtucket Red Sox, with Dr. Charles Steinberg as president, Dan Rea III as senior vice president/general manager, and Jeff White as treasurer, struck all the activists who spent the summer stirring up a protest about the proposed construction of a new stadium in Providence as team […]
By Bob Plain on September 21, 2015
While it’s been widely reported that PawSox ownership’s dream of playing in a riverfront stadium on I-195 redevelopment lands in downtown Providence is dead, the Providence City Council may still get to drive the final – and conclusive – stake through its heart. The Stop the Stadium Deal group announced today in a press release […]
By Steve Ahlquist on September 15, 2015
In a rally at the corner of Hope St and Doyle Avenue in Providence, 25 people turned out over the course of two hours to hold signs in an event that was described as not “a protest of any kind, just outreach the public!”
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Events, Featured, International News, National News, News, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Sports | Tagged David Norton, Gina Raimondo, PawSox, pawtucket red sox, Tim Empkie | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on September 5, 2015
Director Murray Scott lead the crowd in singing the song, from cue cards, four times as volunteers stopped traffic. Surprisingly, none of the drivers of any of the cars evidenced anything but support for the effort, despite the inconvenience of being stopped. instead drivers honked horns, waved, or gave thumb’s up to the efforts of the singers.
Posted in Activism, Arts & Culture, Corporate Greed, Events, Music, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Sports, Video | Tagged David Norton, McCoy Stadium, Nicholas Mattiello, PawSox, pawtucket red sox, Sharon Steele, Tim Empkie | Leave a response
By Andrew Stewart on September 5, 2015
By Friday evening, the opponents of the PawSox proposal to build a stadium in Providence were ecstatic. After a ruling by the federal government that the I-195 land must be sold at fair market value, a well-attended and media-friendly party on Monday at the proposed site, followed by reports that Brown refused to sell their […]
By Steve Ahlquist on September 1, 2015
This time the PawSox owners didn’t make any attempt at countering the event. This time the media showed up in force, with Channel 10 doing a live remote. The What Cheer! Brigade played four rousing selections and storytellers Len Cabral and Mark Binder (who has contributed to RI Future) entertained the crowd with stories. Kites were flown, games were played, children danced and the promise of a public park was glimpsed, if imperfectly.
By Andrew Stewart on August 26, 2015
With over 200 people in attendance, Providence’s Point Street Dueling Pianos ended up being a hot ticket on Tuesday evening. The event, a forum about the proposed construction of a baseball stadium for the PawSox hosted by Harvard Business School Association of Southeastern New England and Leadership Rhode Island. In favor of the stadium were Syd […]
By Mark Binder on August 25, 2015
Perhaps there is something in the water on Smith Hill that infects speakers of the Rhode Island House with hubris. Perhaps it’s a side effect of suddenly being called, “The most powerful politician in Rhode Island.” Keeping in mind that the speaker is not elected to his office by the citizens, but anointed by his […]
By Andrew Stewart on August 18, 2015
I have previously written about PawSox owner Larry Lucchino’s public/private partnerships’ in building PetCo Park for the San Diego Padres and Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles. These are the two major projects that Lucchino’s spokesman Dr. Charles Steinberg boasts about on the so-called ‘Listening Tour’ the team has been holding across the state. I […]