Rob Smith

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Sex Ain't Free: Decriminalizing sex work makes life better for everyone
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

Sex Ain’t Free: Decriminalizing sex work makes life better for everyone

Last Christmas, a police operation shut down the Foxy Lady on prostitution charges, but it was only a short decade ...

Experiments in Democracy: The Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station aims to improve public health
February 6, 2019 No Commentby

Experiments in Democracy: The Central Falls Neighborhood Health Station aims to improve public health

Innocuous and overlooked, Central Falls usually isn’t seen as a radical experiment in democracy. On February 4, however, it will ...

Opened and Closed
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Opened and Closed

Opened Fearless Fish Market: Rhody’s new fresh fish market opens Jan 29at 425 W Fountain St. fearlessfishmarket.com The Green Room: Rhody’s ...

Sojourn for the Vulnerable
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Sojourn for the Vulnerable

  Sojourner House started as a women’s shelter, but has expanded in recent years. One of its newest programs is ...

Local Allies: RI organizations support trans folk in our community
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Local Allies: RI organizations support trans folk in our community

“Trans” is a wide-ranging umbrella term that applies to numerous identities: transgender, gender non-conforming/variant/creative, non-binary, genderqueer, intersex and others. It’s ...

Rhodes at Work: Excavating the Future in PVD
December 19, 2018 No Commentby

Rhodes at Work: Excavating the Future in PVD

Everyone can be a prophet. On a midwinter’s day, walk down South Water Street and face west. You’ll see a ...

Unite! SEIU Local 580 impacted by anti-worker decision
November 14, 2018 No Commentby

Unite! SEIU Local 580 impacted by anti-worker decision

Last week’s elections may have seen a blue wave sweep through the nation, but workers still have a lot to ...

Insured for Sure! It's open enrollment season and RI does insurance right
October 31, 2018 No Commentby

Insured for Sure! It’s open enrollment season and RI does insurance right

It’s that time of year, and I’m not talking about the holidays. Starting today and extending well into December is ...

Knock, Knock! Our resident political junkie goes door to door with Justine Caldwell
October 3, 2018 No Commentby

Knock, Knock! Our resident political junkie goes door to door with Justine Caldwell

I abhor starting with cliche, but here’s one: You never know what someone goes through until you walk a mile ...

The Kids Are All Right
September 5, 2018 No Commentby

The Kids Are All Right

Next week is the biggest political day in Rhody politics; the primary election. In a state long dominated by the ...