Rhode Island Monthly - Rhode Island Monthly March 2010

 

Real Deals

Low prices, cheap mortgages and tempting tax credits — whether you already own a home or you’re a first-time buyer, this is a great time to venture back into real estate.

Hannah Vinhateiro, thirty-one years old and just a year out of graduate school, wasn’t really thinking about looking to buy real estate, until the $8,000 first-time home buyer’s tax credit came along. “It just seemed like an opportunity,” she says. Since finishing up at the University of Rhode Island, she’d been working as an auditor for an accounting firm and…

Reporter

The R.I. School for the Deaf will move into a new $32-million building this fall as it struggles to improve its services. Can it once more be a voice for deaf culture?

High school graduation was at least five months away, but in his mind’s eye, that was already history. Standing in his literacy classroom, senior Jake Douglas was poised on the precipice of adult possibilities. He was headed for college in Rochester to study photography or would maybe go to CCRI or become an automotive technician. A gangly eighteen-year-old with a…

RI Scene

Rhode Island Monthly’s Open House

Rhode Island Monthly’s Open HouseOn January 20, Rhode Island Monthly held an open house for nearly 200 advertisers and partners to celebrate our new local ownership under president and publisher John Palumbo, and our new office on Allens Avenue in Providence. Guests were treated to catering by Blackstone Caterers and live music from Ralph Corsi. At left: Governor Donald Carcieri,…

On the Town

Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence’s annual Kids 1st Nite Out fundraiser raised raised $75,000 for Project Learn, an after-school homework help, tutoring and evening meals program.

Brighter Days

Nicholas D. Kristof was the keynote speaker at Day One’s annual luncheon. More than $50,000 was raised for support services for those affected by sexual abuse.

Bar Americain

It’s always a gamble to fill seats in a down economy, but Bobby Flay’s betting big on his reputation and ability to appeal to the masses at Mohegan Sun.

Bar Americain  One Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, Conn., 860-862-8000, baramericain.com. Open for dinner every night. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking. Cuisine American South, from Florida to New Mexico. Capacity 275 Vibe The casino curse: somewhere between exclusive and commercial. Prices Appetizers $11–$25, entrees $24–$39. Wines are affordable (most fall between $35 and $50), but beware the cost of cocktails….

His Father's Son

As the youngest child of Ted Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy has become the heir apparent to a political dynasty. But six months after his father’s death, he reveals what that watershed moment taught him and why he won’t run for Congress again this November.

© 2010 Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc. Patrick Kennedy talked for hours in his big, empty house. Just talked and never got up. He talked until the fireplace held only embers and dusk had fallen and the room had gone dark around him and he was nothing but a silhouette and a voice. What that voice in the dark begins…

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