The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced it will debut its new ferry service connecting Providence and Newport on Friday, July 1.
The new service will run during the busy tourism season, July 1-Sept. 5, bolstering the state's economy and promoting public transit for visitors to Rhode Island's two most popular cities.
Schedules and fare information posted below!
The Cafe #285 6/28/16 - Bobcast host Pal returns for another run at the internet sensation The Cafe. This wek Pal welcomes fighter Kevin Cobbs who discuses his big fight with Angel Camacho Jr. for CES Boxing on July 15th at Twin River Casino plus new music from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Are the Chili Peppers the most overplayed band of their generation? Plus old stuff from The Skinny Millionaires & Pal's mad rant of the week. Listen in for all the insanity 990wbob.com
An exclusive trailer for the new blockbuster film -- produced by Martin Scorcese and starring Miles Teller -- that recounts the tale of the legendary Rhode Island champion boxer, Vinny Paz was released this week to EW, PEOPLE and Sports Illustrated, ahead of its release in early November.
The film, shot primarily in Rhode Island, focuses on the Pazmanian Devil's rise to glory, and subsequent fall from grace following a horrific car wreck that nearly claimed his life. The accident, which should have ended his career, leads to an improbable comeback regarded as the greatest in boxing history. The film features several Rhode Islanders, including a notable WBOB personality.
Check out the exclusive trailer below! (courtesy of Sports Illustrated)
The Franchise Episode #145 6/21/16 - Bobcasts hosts Joe Ferro & Bob Giusti reunite for an hour of political satire and venting. Gun control was the topic of the evening focusing on the tragedy in Orlando and it's aftermath. Ferro & Giusti's lighthearted discussion revs up a bit when WBOB sexpert Mya Destinee joins the show. Destinee offers her stance and the discussion catches fire. Plus Ferro & Giusti discuss a long a waited album from a Providence super group and debate the recent tragic events involving the Gorilla and Alligator attacks.
Rhode Island College’s summer youth camps offer active and engaging sports training, concentrated and stimulating experiences in the performing arts, and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for children.
Directed by some of the area’s finest coaches and student-athletes, sports camps at RIC are designed for children ages 7 to 15. Mornings are filled with instruction, competition and fun in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Afternoons are complete with swimming and more at the Recreation Center. Each camper will receive a free camp T-shirt along with a drink each day. Lunch is held in RIC’s Donovan Dining Center. Sports camps run Monday through Friday, from June 20 through Aug. 5, at a cost of $180 per week per child, with a half-day option available at $160 per week per child.
Fans of the hit NBC reality show The Voice were in mourning this weekend following the shocking murder of former contestant Christina Grimmie. The 22-year-old singer was shot and killed at a fan meet and greet following her concert in Orlando, Florida on Friday. The shooter, Kevin James Loibl, 27, shot and killed himself after being tackled by Grimmie's brother, according to police. Authorities have not provided any background information on Loibl or a possible motive.
Responding to the news on Twitter, Grimmie's Voice coach Adam Levine wrote, "Behati [Levine's wife] and I are absolutely devastated and heartbroken by Christina Grimme's tragic death. Our hearts go out to her family."
Grimmie was a finalist in season six of the singing competition show and finished in third place. The pop singer released one studio album, entitled With Love, in 2013, as well as a pair of EPs. Prior to competing on The Voice, Grimmie became a YouTube sensation thanks to her popular covers of hit songs like Miley Cyrus's "Party in the U.S.A" and Nelly's "Just a Dream."
With the sad news of Grimmie's passing in mind, we're taking a look at six other musicians who were murdered before their time.
It wasn’t entirely shocking when news broke that the 15-month marriage of 52-year-old Johnny Depp and 30-year-old Amber Heard were getting a divorce. But what began as a simple divorce announcement between the unlikely Hollywood couple soon spiraled into a he said-she said battle over restraining orders, police reports, and alleged accusations of domestic violence.
Immediately following the divorce announcement less than two weeks ago, Heard alleged that Depp threw a phone, which hit her in face, during an argument. Since then, Heard has alleged that Depp was “emotionally and physically abusive” throughout their 15-month marriage. According to court documents uncovered earlier this week, Heard has alleged three specific incidents of abuse against the Pirates of the Caribbean star, in December 2015, on April 21, and most recently on May 21. On Thursday photos surfaced on Heard with a dark bruise around one eye and a swollen lip from an alleged December 2015 attack.
During the 20th century, Newport, like many other modernizing American cities, experienced a variety of changes in patterns of food consumption and purchase. Many of these changes are featured in the Newport Historical Society’s latest exhibit Newport Eats: Dining in the 20th Century, which highlights food-related objects and photographs.
This exhibit, which is the first in the Society’s history-of-food initiative, Newport Eats, highlights the public and private dining experiences of Newport County residents during an often-overlooked period and includes menus, announcements, tableware and other ephemera related to local eateries of the 20th century. Several well-known establishments are included such as Newport Creamery, the Hotel Viking, The Mile Post and the Muenchinger-King Hotel. In addition a display of Newport-themed cocktail ware places a spotlight on one of the 20th century’s most enduring trends, the “cocktail hour.”
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza addressed a small crowd Thursday at Waterplace Park ahead of the groundbreaking for Skyline at Waterplace, a million-dollar re-imaging project for the long-vacant restaurant at Waterplace Park. The currently vacant space will soon be the home to a state-of-the-art venue for weddings and special events.
Geek Cred Episode #22 5/23/16 - Spanish Mike has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are Deven and John bad enough geeks to rescue him? No...actually, they just replace him tonight with special guest Lucas to discuss news about Thor, comics on television and the upcoming films X-men: Apocalypse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows! So don't miss this episode unless you want to be like Spanish Mike (hint: you don't)"