Breeze Blogs

Melanie Thibeault

While students across the state are still taking the PARCC exam, I thought I would try a few of the online practice tests to better understand the controversy surrounding the new statewide assessment. "Try" is the key word. I started with... more

Ethan Shorey

Phil Eil is my Sunshine Week star of the week after finally being rewarded for his persistence in trying to keep government accountable. If you follow the former editor of the Providence Phoenix on Twitter, you know that he frequently expresses his... more

Marcia Green

To everyone in Council District 3, the Monastery Heights area of town: Jeff Kearns, the council member you voted out of office Tuesday, did not "vote to develop the Monastery," despite the claim of an 11th-hour campaign piece that arrived in your mailboxes Tuesday from Jim Scullin. Last-minute... more

Sandy Seoane

Jim Hummel took a look at some recent City Hall spending in his Oct. 2 report revealing that Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's son and members of his baseball league were the only workers in a Woonsocket "summer jobs" program. According to documents obtained by Hummel, the workers - 10 boys between the... more