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I play a Geek in The Phoenix

Photo © Richard McCaffrey for The Providence Phoenix Friend of Greater City Providence Jack Templin and his cohort Brian Jepson are the Providence Geeks. In last week’s Phoenix (still lingering on newsstands until this Thursday), Ian Donnis wrote a nice piece on the Geeks, geek-culture, and the technology industry in Providence. And I jumped into […]

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Fire at Grove Street School

From the Providence Journal: July 17, 2007 Update: Fire at former Grove St. School under control PROVIDENCE – A late-morning fire has been brought under control at the two-story brick building that is the former Grove Street School. City firefighters responded at 11:42 a.m. to 113 Grove St., according to James Taylor, chief of communications […]

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DRC to review Fogarty Building demo – Monday, July 9, 2007

Rendering of 111 Fountain Street from The Procaccianti Group Tomorrow (Monday, July 9th), the Downcity Design Review Committee will consider a proposal by The Procaccianti Group (TPG) to demolish the Fogarty Building, located at 111 Fountain Street, Downtown. If the DRC grants the preliminary approval for demolition, the DRC will then review plans for the […]

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Benefit Street Graffiti Clean-Up – July 14, 2007

The College Hill Neighborhood Association, the District 9 Providence Police, the Providence Preservation Society and the Mayor’s Graffiti Task Force, in partnership with Councilmen Cliff Wood and Seth Yurdin and Adler’s Hardware, invite the community to the Historic Benefit Street Graffiti Clean-up Saturday July 14th, 9:00am-12:00 noon. Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in […]

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Brown Bookstore topic of next GC: Exchange – July 10, 2007

Our next Greater City: Exchange meeting will take place next Tuesday, July 10th starting at 5:30pm at Spats Restaurant. Spats is located at 182 Angell Street (near the corner of Thayer), we will be meeting on the lower level. At the meeting, representatives from the Brown Bookstore will be joining us to talk about their […]

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Cleanup tomorrow at Dexter Park – July 7, 2007

Friends of Dexter Training Ground will be having a park clean-up tomorrow at 9:00am Photo by B. Sachs Cleanup of Dexter Park! This Saturday, July 7th from 9-11am we will be having a post-July 4th cleanup of Dexter Training Ground. We will be picking up litter, cleaning graffiti, and making note of anything that needs […]

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Bradford Street safe, for now.

Image from Google Maps Tonight the Providence City Council did the right thing and voted to send the resolution to abandon a portion of Bradford Street back to committee, meaning it will return to the Planning Department and City Plan Commission for review, as it should have all along. Earlier in the evening, the Public […]

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Next GC: Exchange – Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Yes, next week. We’ve been a bit distracted with all this business about Bradford Street, but Bret was able to arrange for a location while he is on vacation out west. The meeting will be at Spats Restaurant & Bar at 182 Angell Street on the East Side. We will be discussing upcoming renovation plans […]

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In the News: Bradford Street

Providence Business News: Luxury condo tower plans draw ire The Providence City Council is scheduled to vote July 5 on a street abandonment that would make way for a luxury, high-security condominium tower rising above Interstate 95 at the entrance to Federal Hill. Vista Della Torre is an $80 million, 33-story project at the intersection […]

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Don’t abandon Bradford Street

Last October, hundreds of Providence residents, as well as city employees and elected officials, participated in the week-long kickoff of Providence Tomorrow, a neighborhood planning and growth process that showed that regardless of neighborhood, income or race, Providence residents support the move into the 21st century by making Providence a more urban, more walkable, transit-oriented […]

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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

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 2, 2007 to be considered for a neighborhood planting for Fall 2007. Over 6000 Providence residents have taken advantage of the Neighborhood Planting Program, a private organization which award groups […]

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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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