Cup o’ (Pro)Jo: May 6, 2010

There’s a reason why T.F. Green might be a little less crowded when Brown students fly home for the summer. Many passengers have opted to take Southwest Airlines flights departing from Boston’s Logan Airport, instead of flying out of T.F. Green.  The passenger losses have been less than the company forecasted, according to Southwest chief Gary C. Kelley. Kelley’s take on the issue channeled the ‘keep it undead’ outlook of the RISD zombies, with the executive saying of the competition for passengers,“There’s no business reason that we want to come in and cannibalize ourselves.”

State and federal authorities are working to identify culprits in five gang-related firebombings of Providence homes that have occurred since September. Bombed using Molotov cocktails thrown through doors and windows late at night, the targeted homes were centers of gang activity. While no one has been hurt or killed due to the firebombings so far, police are concerned that an escalation in gang warfare would have a human toll.

Legislators at the State House are gathering to celebrate the start of Gaspee Days, which commemorate the 1772 torching by American colonists of the British revenue ship the HMS Gaspee in Narragansett Bay. Re-enactors of the revolutionary event are likely to attend the State House ceremony.

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