Capital Grille

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Once again, a Rhode Island General Assembly member has been arrested.Rhode Island Public Radio's political analyst Scott MacKay on why the charges against Rep. Joseph Almeida don’t fit the usual pattern.

The Rhode Island state police have nabbed Providence State Rep. Almeida for allegedly misappropriating about $6,000 in campaign money for personal use.

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UPDATE: New Location Opens Tomorrow for Dinner:

The Capital Grille, the Providence restaurant known for its fine steaks and seafood, is moving from its original location in the historic Union Station building to a venue in the GTECH center that is now occupied by Ruth’s Chris restaurant.

The move will give the Capital Grille more space and allow it to expand its ability to hold more functions, such as business confabs and wedding receptions, says Chris Phillips, managing partner of the restaurant.

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Love him or loathe him, Vincent A. `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., has long been Rhode Island ‘s political Rascal King. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay ponders the talk about another Cianci comeback.

F. Scott Fitzgerald said famously that there are no second acts in American life. The Jazz Age novelist never met Buddy Cianci.