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UrbanPlanet Holiday Party, Take 2

Remember that big storm in December, everyone got stuck on Route 10, bread and milk disappeared, it took 47 hours to drive from Luongo Square to LaSalle Square..? Yeah, we were supposed to have a party that night. So now we’re finally getting around to rescheduling that. This is not only a Holiday Gathering for […]

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Pawtucket River Bridge Update

View Larger Map Frymaster over at The Bucket Blog has the scoop about last night’s meeting regarding the Route 95 Pawtucket River Bridge. I meant to post about this meeting, but neglected to get to it, sorry. You may recall, the Pawtucket River Bridge was recently put on a 22-ton weight limit with trucks encourage […]

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You can’t get there from here

Bad news, RIPTA’s Providence/Newport fast ferry service will end October 16, 2008, for good. RIPTA reports in their January 31st Destinations eNewsletter that the service will end do to the expiration of federal funds. Federal Funding Made Ferry Possible “We’re proud that we were able to secure federal funding for three consecutive three-year grant cycles, […]

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aka The Tower of Terror II

Photo of Newport Collaborative rendering by Jef Nickerson for gcpvd.org Last Tuesday the City Council’s Public Works Committee approved a request by Cranston developer Frank Zammiello to receive an underground easement below a portion of Bradford Street in order to build a condo project dubbed, Vista Della Torre. At the same meeting the Public Works […]

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23rd Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, April 12

The Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference takes place April 12th on the West Side of Providence: The 23rd Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference Saturday, April 12 on Providence’s West Side Preservation Past, Present, and Future The year 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the Rhode Island Historic Preservation Act and the Rhode Island […]

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PADS General Meeting, Feb. 7, 2008

Pawtucket Alliance for Downtown Success (PADS) are holding a general meeting on February 7th in Downtown Pawtucket: PADS General Meeting Thursday, February 7 Refreshments @ 6:30pm / Meeting @ 7:00pm at Machine with Magnets 400 Main Street, Pawtucket RIPTA It has been a while since we all met! As we begin 2008, Downtown Pawtucket faces […]

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Library Reform Group Public Forum, February 11

Image by hbrinkman from stock.xchng The Library Reform Group is sponsoring a public forum entitled, How Libraries Raise Money. Invited panelists include Louise Blalock, Chief Librarian of the Hartford Public Library and Kathryn Taylor, Executive Director of the Westerly Public Library. The forum will convene at Knight Memorial Library on Monday, February 11, 2008 from […]

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Green Ocean State

David Segal is freaking out over on Daily Dose this morning after reading a ProJo editorial. Freaking out in a good way though. New energy projects ASAP The Ocean State has great potential sites for wind turbines, both offshore and on land, and it has plenty of room for wave-energy generators … But as renewable-energy […]

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West Side Crime Watch Meeting tonight, January 22

WBNA is holding a Crime Watch Meeting tonight at their headquarters on Westminster Street: Crime Watch Meeting January 22, 2008 6:30pm to 7:30pm At WBNA Headquarters 1560 Westminster Street Happy New Year! The Neighborhood Acton Crime Watch Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month with interested and concerned neighbors, Members of the Attorney […]

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Ugh, Grove Street School

I don’t even want to talk about it. Just go here to read the Journal article. Related: Greater City Providence: Grove Street School partial demolition Greater City Providence: A short history of the Grove Street School Greater City Providence: Fire at Grove Street School ArtInRuins: Grove Street School UrbanPlanet: Grove Street School Illegal Demolition

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The Providence Eye

Every great city boasts some iconic structure, often piercing the skyline, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, Boston has the Zakim Bridge, London has the London Eye, and soon Providence will have it’s own icon. This parking garage on Weybosset Street. OK, I’m being a little silly, but putting aside for a minute that cars are […]

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One Response to Fruit & Produce Warehouse updates

  1. Peter Brassard March 22, 2010 at 12:16 pm #

    Feds probe state’s sale of former farmers’ market in Providence
    07:49 AM EDT on Monday, March 22, 2010

    http://www.projo.com/news/content/farmers_market_03-22-10_ETHQFMS_v32.3dc2945.html

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Hey, let’s take the train to Woonsocket

Photo by pdxstreetcar Wha? You may be asking yourself, ‘why would I want to go to Woonsocket?’ Be kind. Or you may be asking yourself, ‘There’s a train to Woonsocket?’ Well there are train tracks, and freight trains go through there, you could jump on a box car on Allens Avenue and hitch a ride […]

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Yes, you can haz demo permit

From ProJo 7to7 Daily News Blog Judge says developer can demolish historic food terminal PROVIDENCE – A judge has ruled that Carpionato Properties can knock down the food and produce terminal on Harris Avenue, denying an attempt by state lawyers to stop the demolition. The Johnston developer had obtained a demolition permit last week from […]

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