Bruins http://ripr.org en RI Bill Creates Boston Bruins License Plate http://ripr.org/post/ri-bill-creates-boston-bruins-license-plate <p>Legislation being reviewed Wednesday would allow Bruins fans to show their support on a license plate. The bill creates a special Boston Bruins license plate, similar to the plates for the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.</p><p>The plate would cost an extra $40 and half of that would go to Rhode Island charities. &nbsp;Sen. Maryellen Goodwin sponsored the bill.</p><p>Another piece of license plate legislation being reviewed Wednesday creates a plate for Eagle Scouts.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:03:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 30948 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island vs. Massachusetts: The Economic Myths http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-vs-massachusetts-economic-myths <p>It seems sometimes like every Rhode Island business and political leader points to the better economy in Massachusetts. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay looked across the state border and finds more myth than reality.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:45:22 +0000 Scott MacKay 23034 at http://ripr.org Hockey Fans will Hear Rhode Islander During Stanley Cup Finals at TD Garden http://ripr.org/post/hockey-fans-will-hear-rhode-islander-during-stanley-cup-finals-td-garden <p>When the Bruins host the Chicago Blackhawks for games three and four of the Stanley Cup finals, a voice from Rhode Island will be part of the games.</p><p>When Jim Martin’s working his day job, he’s the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Providence. But during hockey season, his night job is being the public address announcer for TD Garden in Boston. Martin’s been announcing there for almost 20 years. Two years ago, he announced in his first Stanley Cup game.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:00:24 +0000 Catherine Welch 16915 at http://ripr.org