Providence Kickball League Signups

In Events by Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

photo credit: stock.xchng The Providence Kickball League is getting ready for the 2008 season. If you’re interested in joining the fun, or you’re ready to get your team back on the roster, come by AS220 on May 10th at 4:30pm-6:00pm. From the PKL website: Required for Sign-ups Team Manifesto: This is easy. Most of you should expect this by now. …

Greater City Providence Position on Vista Della Torre Zoning Hearing

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Tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30pm the Zoning Board of Review will hear a petition on variance for the project known as Vista Della Torre on Federal Hill. TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND THE PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY, PROPERTY OWNERS AND TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, APPLICANT: 21 & 32 Federal Street at Bradford Street. The applicant is requesting relief from …

Paved paradise?

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View Larger Map Acorn Street at Spruce Street, Federal Hill I was walking down Spruce Street last night in the rain to go to the new Walgreens at 333 Atwells to buy some ice cream, when I realized something was missing on Spruce Street. Remember that social club behind Tony’s Colonial? Well it’s gone. No not closed, gone, the whole …

April 8, Zoning Board of Review hearing on Vista Della Torre

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The Vista Della Torre project will have a hearing at the Zoning Board of Review on Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30pm in the Probate Court Room, 5th Floor of Providence City Hall, 25 Dorrance Street. TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND THE PROVIDENCE HOUSING AUTHORITY, PROPERTY OWNERS AND TALON REALTY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, APPLICANT: 21 & 32 Federal Street at Bradford Street. …

WBNA Membership Kick-Off Party

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From the WBNA: 5th Annual ‘roll-the-dice’ Membership Kick-Off Come join the party and renew your membership! Sunday, April 6th at Julian’s Restaurant, 5:30pm to 7:30PM Free food and cash bar. Roll the Dice for your cover charge! Roll “snake eyes”and Get in for Free! Carnival games and prizes! Become a member at the Party and receive a free gift! The …

Put PC on the map

In Colleges/Universities by Matthew Coolidge1 Comment

I live in the Elmhurst neighborhood about a block from Providence College. PC is a very nice school, and I’ve had many friends graduate from there and tell me how nice it was to live in Providence. It’s a lovely school, and offers its students enough amenities that they don’t have to leave the campus if they don’t want to. …

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A couple articles from the intertubes

In News & Notes by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

The Atlantic: The Next Slum? – The subprime crisis is just the tip of the iceberg. Fundamental changes in American life may turn today’s McMansions into tomorrow’s tenements. Strange days are upon the residents of many a suburban cul-de-sac. Once-tidy yards have become overgrown, as the houses they front have gone vacant. Signs of physical and social disorder are spreading. …

Little green houses, for you and me

In Environment by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

The Mayor’s Office announced today a design competition to design environmentally sensitive affordable housing for Providence. PROVIDENCE – Imagine Providence neighborhoods with houses that are affordable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable. That’s what Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline will ask the community to do when he kicks off the city’s first-ever Sustainable Housing Design Competition on Thursday, March 6 at …

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Greater City Providence Comments on proposed rezoning in the Waterfront District

In Waterfront by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

Aerial image from Microsoft Virtual Earth To: Councilman Seth Yurdin Cc: Mayor David Cicilline Cc: Planning Director Thomas Deller Cc: Councilman Cliff Wood I am writing on behalf of Greater City Providence in regards to the petition being heard by the City Council Ordinance Committee on Monday, March 3rd to change the zoning of Lots 344 and 345 on Zoning …

Elmhurst Neighborhood Cleanup

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Friends of Elmhurst, a neighborhood organization, will be discussing a neighborhood cleanup event to be held in March. The group meets the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm at 700 Capitol Ridge off of Smith Street.

Broadway/Westminster Graffiti Cleanup Saturday, March 15

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UPDATE: Due to snow expected tomorrow morning, the organizers of this event have decided to go with their snow date, 03/15, same time, same location. View Larger Map The WBNA and West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation are hosting a graffiti cleanup on Broadway on Saturday, March 1st. Details are: We need your help! Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, …

Google Transit and RIPTA

In Transportation by Matthew Coolidge2 Comments

Google Transit Seattle I often hear people say they would like to use public transit more often, but understanding all the schedules and routes is cumbersome and time consuming. If you rely on public transit every day, you are obligated to learn the system, but if you are just a casual user and want to include public transit as one …

Elmhurst Charrette

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I received a postcard in the mail last week reminding me that the Providence Tomorrow Neighborhood Charrette for Elmhurst and Mt. Pleasant, my neighborhood, was this week. That’s right, February 25-27 at Triggs Memorial Golf Course. If you were wondering, here’s what you missed today: Neighborhood Character 9-11am Commercial Corridors 11:30am-1:30pm Infrastructure 2-4pm Livable Neighborhoods 6-9pm I arrived around 7:30 …

Demolition = Hotel Sierra

In Buildings, Development, Downcity by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Demolition started today at the future site of the Hotel Sierra on Washington Street. Here we go again, more demolition. This building at Washington and Beverly is known (depending on your dining/drinking habits) as the place where Cuban Revolution/Talk of the Town/New Japan used to be. This time though, we’re not terribly upset. If we had our druthers would we …

West Side Overnight On-Street Parking Meeting (02/20)

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From Citizens for Resident Permit Parking IMPORTANT MEETING “FOR RESIDENTS OF WARD 15 Have you wanted to park on the street without fear of a ticket? Do you think there is a parking problem in Providence? Do you love the city and want to help it continue to develop? If you answer YES to any of these questions now is …