Memorial Day

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Photo (cc) eddiecoyote Ted Nesi compiled the names of all the Rhode Islanders who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, courtesy of The Washington Post’s tally: Spec. Michael Andrade, 28, of Bristol (2003) Capt. Matthew August, 28, of North Kingstown (2004) Sgt. Gregory Belanger, 24, of Narragansett (2003) Sgt. Charles Caldwell, 38, of North Providence (2003) Lance …

News & Notes

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Sidewalk rage may be good for a civil society, how not to develop the area around a transit station, automobile poverty, and more in today’s News & Notes.

Ain’t too proud to beg

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Really, feel free to nominate us as Best Blog in the Phoenix Best of Providence 2010 Poll. Feel free to tell your friends, and your mother, and your priest, and your dog to nominate us too. We won’t mind.

City Plan Commission Meeting (01/19)

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PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: December 1st and 15th, 2009 Approval of the CPC meeting schedule for the 2010 calendar year Designation of Recording Secretary CITY …

Yes, a new theme is in the works

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You may see the look of the site change from time to time as we work on getting a new theme up and running (the old and new theme may pop in and out of existence as it is worked on). We’ll let you know when it is all settled in and solicit your feedback. Thanks!

A couple cool L.A. photo sites

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Photo from Empty L.A. I ran across a couple of cool L.A. based urban photo websites recently on the intertubes. Empty L.A. is by photographer Matt Logue and is what it sounds like, visions of Los Angeles devoid of cars and people. Rather apocalyptic looking. A Photoshopped after image from Narrow Streets Los Angeles David Yoon is a self-described writer, …

Ontario introduces green vehicle license plates

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The province of Ontario in Canada has introduced a new green vehicle license plate for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The province describes the plate and the benefits associated with it: Ontarians have voted for a new vehicle licence plate that will encourage consumers to switch to environmentally-friendly cars and trucks. The new plate will have green lettering on a …

This water tastes delicious!

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Photo (cc) Cayusa A report by the Environmental Working Group ranks Providence’s municipal water as second best (of metropolitan areas over 250,000 people) in the country. EWG compiled information from water utility tests going back to 2004 in 48,000 municipalities in 45 states. Arlington, Texas beat us out for the top spot. The only other New England city in the …