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Kostrzewa: A losing bet on an economy based on gambling

providencejournal.com — The Atlantic Club closed in January. The Showboat locked its doors Sunday. The Revel was padlocked at 5 a.m. today. The Trump Tower will be shuttered in two weeks. In all, the closings will cost Atlantic City 8,000 casino jobs and teach a lesson about economies that rely on one industry, especially when it's gambling.

Woonsocket club pays church’s bill after power was shut of

providencejournal.com — WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - Members of a social club banded together and paid off the electricity bill of a struggling Woonsocket church, days after National Grid shut off the church's power. Mike Kind is chairman of the Italian Workingmen's Club in Woonsocket.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @projo: Our Bob Kerr wrote about this group before the donation: Woonsocket club pays church’s bill after power was shut of shar.es/11cxuw

Meredith Vieira headlines her own daytime TV talk show

providencejournal.com — Rhode Island native Meredith Vieira is hardly a stranger to daytime TV, thanks to stints on "The View," "Today" and the syndicated version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" But she's never had a show with her name on it. Until now. "The Meredith Vieira Show," a syndicated talk show from NBCUniversal, will debut Sept.
Sep 02, 2014

R.I.'s Meredith Vieira on headlining her own daytime TV talk show: 'I missed connecting' ow.ly/AYT3F

Pope Francis’s future

providencejournal.com — When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, many Catholics across the world hoped the reasonably energetic, youthful-looking 77-year-old would serve for a long time. It doesn't appear The Holy Father is entirely convinced that he will, however.
Sep 02, 2014

Biggest paper in nation's most Catholic state opines on papal retirements: From @projo: providencejournal.com/opinion/editor…