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How To Talk Rhode Island

To talk Rhode Island requires more than a passing knowledge of the expression ‘No school Fosta Glosta’ or the difference between a cherrystone and a littleneck. It’s a hybrid of Northern and Southern New England English, a Boston-meets-Brooklyn sound with ...

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The Merry Widow Murder of 1936

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On October 5, 1936, police got a call to the waterfront at Boston’s Logan Airport. Two men had found a bag in the water. When they opened it, out fell a woman’s leg. Police didn’t yet know it, but the ...

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