Barry Schiller: On the Draft New 4-Year TIP – Public Hearing April 26

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Underneath the Providence Viaduct. Photo © RIDOT Barry Schiller, a retired Rhode Island College math professor, is a long-time member of the State Planning Council’s Transportation Advisory Committee. He also was on the RIPTA Board of Directors 1995-1999. The draft 2013-2016 RI Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a plan to spend about $1.1 billion, has been released by Statewide Planning. In …

Robert Billington: Bringing the Blackstone Valley Bikeway to its completion

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Photo (cc) cho_kettie The following is by Robert Billington, Ed.D, President of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. January 20, 2011 Let’s face it; Rhode Island’s bikeways bring lots of enjoyment to our residents. From South County to the Blackstone Valley, these paths connect our neighborhoods, improve our economy and draw visitors to explore our communities. They are safe, enjoyable and …

Youth4Change: Why Winter Is a Nightmare for Providence Youth and How You Can Help

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This post was submitted to Greater City: Providence by Youth4Change. It is a quite timely message given the condition of the sidewalks across Providence this morning. Above is a photo from my 1 mile walk to work this morning. I remember being a kid and jumping for joy when I saw my first snowflake of the season. The thrill of …

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Peter Brassard: The Core Connector system should connect more than just Downtown

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This post was submitted Greater City: Providence reader Peter Brassard. If you’ve written something you’d like us to consider posting, please contact us and let us know. Providence’s Core Connector transit system should be based on its ability to interconnect the city’s Occupation Districts and cultural venues, not just to Downtown and parts of the East Side and South Providence. …

Reader: Silverman found! Plus picnic tables

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Remember Silverman, or tin man, or whatever he was called. He had been floating around in the river for a few years now, but has been missing for a while. A reader contacted us and has solved the mystery of what happened to him: For about a month or so, the tin foil man floating in the Providence River has …

Debra Booth: The other end of Wickenden Street

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We’ve spent a lot of pixels here talking about the intersection between Route 195 and Wickenden Street on the west side of Fox Point. Debra Booth forwarded us a letter they sent to city and state officials addressing concerns about the other end of Wickenden, where the Gano Street ramps are: To: Mayor David Cicilline, Councilman Seth Yurdin, Representative David …

funkEpunkEmonkE: Floodpacolypse

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Reader funkEpunkEmonkE has shared her flood photos with us in our Flickr Group, she calls them, Floodpacolypse. Pawtucket Cranston Photos © funkEpunkEmonkE If you have storm photos, please share them in our Flickr Group or email them to us.

Megan Andelloux: The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health before Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review

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This post was submitted by friend of GC:PVD Megan Andelloux (A.A.S.E.C.T Certified Sexuality Educator, A.A.S.E.C.T Mentor, A.C.S Board Certified Sexologist). Monday night (11/30/09), she will be going before the Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review to defend her right to educate adults about the topics of sexual health and pleasure. Find out more info on upcoming workshops & sexuality questions at …

Reader: The little things

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This post was submitted by a Greater City: Providence reader. I enjoy the discussions of big plans and projects like train stations and streetcars, but sometimes I despair of anything ever coming about in a city that can not accomplish the simplest, tiniest, glaringly, obviously necessary public works. These pictures were not taken on isolated, dead end residential streets. They …

Sidewalk rant: Reader submitted edition

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Mid-90s vintage Providence photo by Jef Nickerson Bob Vennerbeck wrote to us to share his vintage 1993 sidewalk rant. Actually it’s more of a short story. Bob sent this to the Journal back on February 22, 1993; unfortunately the Journal never ran the piece, but we are. Providence at it’s Best and Worst, or “Buddy, can you spare a shovel?” …