Presumed Parking Lot-ification

In Housing, Parking, Rumor by Matthew Coolidge25 Comments

For the past week or so, there has been a string of caution tape between two cones in front of a house on Cumberland St. Next door: a vacant lot, and next to that, a house that has had the same tape and some chain link propped against it for about a year. A few days ago, I noticed the …

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City Council moves to politicize proposed roads bond

In Government, Rumor by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Dean Street re-construction in 2009. The City of Providence proposes a $40b bond to finance repairs to 62 miles of roads and sidewalks in the City. As reported by Ian Donnis on RINPR, the City Council is meeting tonight to put a provision in the proposed roads bond bill that would give them control over what streets and sidewalks get …

Rumor: tree removal?

In Environment, Government, Rumor by Greater City Providence

July 6, 2011 – 2pm: We are pulling this story for 24 hours. Waiting on a response from the city. In 2004, the City passed a regulation in its Zoning Ordinance (Sec. 425.1, “Removal of Significant Trees”) that protects trees that are 32 inches in diameter or greater (measured 4.5 feet above the ground), regardless of location. No “Significant Tree” …

Rumor: RISD to demolish Farnum Hall

In Buildings, Featured, Rumor by Jef Nickerson5 Comments

Image from Google StreetView This post is marked as a rumor because I have not been able to independently verify it yet, but it is not a surprising development. ArtInRuins posted the info on their Facebook page the other day. Farnum Hall is located on Congdon Street not too far from Prospect Park. RISD Facilities closed the building a couple …

Rumor: “The Hub” to the Arcade?

In Rumor by Jef Nickerson35 Comments

Photo by Jef Nickerson We don’t often deal in rumors around here, but this one is too good to let pass. A member of UrbanPlanet UrbanPlanet posted that they had heard that representatives from The Hub were coming to Providence to check out the Arcade as a possible location. The Bay Area Hub describes itself as: The Hub is a …

Taqueriagate

In Food, Retail, Rumor by Jef Nickerson

OMG y’all! Did you hear about the dust up between AS220 and Taqueria Pacifica? No? You been under a rock or something? I first saw one of my friends post about it on Faceplace, then it showed up on Daily Dose and UrbanPlanet. Apparently there is a huge heated thread about it on Lots of Noise. I’m a little late …

RUMOR du jour

In Rumor by Greater City Providence13 Comments

This is a rumor. We have not heard anything on this from anyone directly involved, only rumors and speculation on the streets of Providence. This is posted for comment and speculation and should not be taken as a statement of fact. A rumor has been heard on the streets of Providence that the Capitol Cove Condominiums in Capital Center might …

Rumormill: J&W to ProJo?

In Rumor by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Ian Donnis on his Not For Nothing blog drops a little rumor in his first of a series of posts on the News Apocalypse. Btw, a ProJo source called me yesterday, confident in the belief that J+W had bought the Journal Building and its related properties. Lisa Pelosi, speaking for J+W, says it ain’t so. If I were a betting …