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Next GC:Exchange – Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Our next Greater City: Exchange meeting is next Tuesday, June 12th. We’ll be meeting at 5:30pm at Ada’s Creations 1137 Broad Street in Elmwood on the city’s South Side. RIPTA: Route 11 Our special guests will be Greater Elmwood Neighborhood Services. Discussion topics will include: What role do the neighborhoods play in urban revitalization? How […]

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Public meetings on Waterfront Park winning design

Executive Office, City of Providence, Rhode Island DAVID N. CICILLINE, MAYOR Date: May 22nd, 2007 For Immediate Release Contact: Karen Southern, Press Secretary (401) 421-2489 x 752 ksouthern@providenceri.com PRESS RELEASE WINNING DESIGN FOR PROVIDENCE’S NEW WATERFRONT PARKS THE FOCUS OF TWO PUBLIC MEETINGS Mayor Cicilline invites the public to provide additional feedback as winning design […]

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Street tree grant deadline

For Immediate Release May 22, 2007 Contact information: Providence Neighborhood Planting Program c/o Groundwork Providence, Inc. 8 Third Street Providence RI 02906 401-351-6440 FINAL NOTIFICATION Street Tree Grant Deadline Approaching The deadline for the next round of Providence Neighborhood Planting Program street tree grants is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked or received by June […]

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GC: Exchange – Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Quick reminder, the Greater City: Exchange is Tuesday, May 8th starting at 5:30pm at Jewel Cafe & Lounge 15 Elbow Street in the Jewelry District. At the GC: Exchange we will be viewing a presentation and having a discussion on the Transit 2020 Report. We’ll also be enjoying drinks, eats, and will have plenty of […]

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Next GC: Exchange – Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The next Greater City: Exchange will be Tuesday, May 8th starting at 5:30pm at Jewel Cafe & Lounge, 15 Elbow Street in the Jewelry District. Please join us for open discussion about the city. Hors d’Å“uvres will be provided by Jewel. Our special guest will be Garry Bliss, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for […]

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Enjoy the sun, plant trees!

Image by Gabriel Kim from stock.xchng. Enjoy the sun, meet your neighbors, save the Earth! The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program will be out again this weekend planting trees Saturday. After the gloom and deluges we’ve endured lately this is a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy what promises to be a beautiful weekend. Times […]

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Bret discusses Transit 2020 on “The City”

This month Greater City Providence’s Vice President, Bret Ancowitz appears on The City, Mayor Cicilline’s cable access television show. Also appearing are Scott Wolf, Executive Director, Grow Smart RI and Garry Bliss, Director of Policy, City of Providence. The topic of conversation was the recently released Transit 2020 Report. We look forward to having Garry […]

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Another successful GC: Exchange

Tuesday night we held our third GC: Exchange meeting at MoJoe’s Bar & Grill on Broadway. The evening was very informative and (I hope) a lot of fun for everyone there. I’d like to thank our special guests for attending and sharing their work with us. First up were Baruch Sachs and Cynthia Langlykke from […]

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Westerly to Woonsocket in 10 minutes

Rhode Island needs one of these: This video is from France2 Television [Story in French] and shows the TGV train reaching a new world speed record of 574.8 km/h (fast enough to connect any two points in Rhode Island in under the all important 15 minute threshold).

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Next GC: Exchange – Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The next Greater City: Exchange will be Tuesday, April 10th starting at 5:30pm at MoJoe’s Bar & Grill, 166 Broadway at Dean Street on Federal Hill. Please join us for open discussion about the city. Our special guests will be members of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association speaking about their group, the work they do, […]

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Tree planting season is here

Photo by Kathryn Laferte for the Providence Neighborhood Tree Planting Program The Providence Neighborhood Tree Planting Program has upcoming tree planting events on April 14th and 21st: SATURDAY April 14th 8:15am: Transit/Hope/George Power & Hope Williams/Governor 12:15pm: Brook Street 1:00pm: Pitman/Waterman Salvation Army 70 Trees SATURDAY April 21st 8:30am: 50 Pembroke Street 10:30am: Corner of […]

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Graffiti Taskforce

Under the Exchange Street Bridge in Waterplace Park; Tuesday, March 27th, 2007. It’s that time of year again, it seems like every year around this time, Waterplace becomes covered in graffiti (as does much of the rest of the city). See my photos from this time last year on woneffe.com [some images NSFW]. Last year […]

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Cruising for parking

From The New York Times comes an absolutely essential opinion piece that beautifully describes the link between downtown traffic and parking, arguing that, essentially, our curbside parking is too inexpensive. Here is one of many memorable quotes: “Underpriced curb spaces are like rent-controlled apartments: hard to find and, once you do, crazy to give up. […]

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2007 Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in Pawtucket

Pawtucket: what’s it like?… find out at the RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in PAWTUCKET on Saturday, April 14. The conference is a great chance to walk and talk Pawtucket all day long. Walking tours will stroll Downtown, the Exchange Street historic district, and Pawtucket hydroelectric facilities past, present, and future. Bus tours will visit […]

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Interim Comprehensive Plan Draft Released

The latest step in the Providence Tomorrow process is the release of the Interim Comprehensive Plan. The plan is online with an interactive system for public comment. Public comment is open until March 30th at which point the planning department will be review the comments and preparing them for presentation to the City Plan Commission. […]

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Greater City Providence featured in Providence Business News

David Ortiz from Providence Business News attended our last Greater City: Exchange and sat down with Bret and I to talk about Greater City Providence, what we’re about, and what we hope to accomplish. The article [subscription required] appears in this week’s Providence Business News. A new advocacy organization was launched last week that aims […]

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Thanks for joining us at the GC: Exchange Launch!

Photo by Bret Ancowitz A big thank you to everyone who came to The GCP’s February 27th Launch meeting and helped make it a smashing success. We enjoyed meeting everyone and had a fantastic turnout, packing Jewel’s space. Each person who attended commented afterwards on the energy and enthusiasm they felt in the room as […]

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