Storified: Changing the perception of Downcity

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[View the story “Changing the perception of Downcity” on Storify] Changing the perception of Downcity A commenter at last week’s Providence Preservation Society Symposium stated that Downcity Providence is just vacant buildings and homeless people, prompting the following discussion on Twitter. Storified by Gr. City Providence · Wed, Oct 17 2012 08:52:08 Ugh. Downcity is NOT just vacant buildings and …

Updated: The passing of William Warner

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The famous napkin, courtesy of Providence Preservation Society. Click to enlarge. [box style=”yellow”]Update: See above an image of the famous napkin on which the river relocation project was sketched. Courtesy of the Providence Preservation Society from the book Providence, The Renaissance City by Fran Leazes and Mark Motte. Also, visit YouTube to see a video of Friedrich St. Florian speaking …

RI Nexus, Jack Templin in the PBN

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News about the RI IT community building website RI Nexus, its program director Jack Templin (who is also a friend of GCPVD), and their impact grace the pages of local media yet again. The Providence Business News has a nice article on the organization and on Templin’s continuing series of talks at local educational institutions (J&W, URI, and NEIT down, …

Brief solicitation

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My friend Noreen is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City and is raising pledges. If you’d care to help my friend reach her goal, please visit her Pledge Page.

We know who Jack is!

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Photo of Jack Templin by bjepson on flickr This month Providence Monthly does their annual 10 people who you don’t know now (but soon will). In addition to the 10, they feature 15 to watch. Among the 15 to watch is friend of Greater City Providence, Jack Templin of Providence Geeks and RI Nexus fame. Of the 15 to watch …