more or less only of interest to former residents of providence though he was a larger than life character in general. 

When I heard the news that Buddy Cianci — serial felon, wearer of atrocious toupees, revered and reviled former mayor of Providence, R.I. — had died on Jan. 28 at the age of 74, my first thought was not about death. It was about my birth as a writer.

- dave 2-11-2016 8:04 pm

Matt Taibbi recalls this quip: "These firemen, Matt, all they think about is overtime," Cianci ranted. "When Stephen Day reads his daughter a nursery rhyme at night, he starts every story, Once upon a time and a half…"
- tom moody 2-12-2016 8:48 am

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