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→ WJAR: New apartments coming soon behind Garden City

“It’s our belief that there is a movement out away from the big suburban house. People want to live in the heart of something where they can be a part of the community and where they have all the amenities and access to all the great things that are happening at Garden City,” said Jordan […]

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Providence Geeks – July 16, 2014

Providence Geeks Wednesday, July 16th, 5:30 – 8pm AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) RSVP at Facebook Hey! Wednesday is the last Geek Dinner of the summer! (Like all self-respecting RI’ers, we take August off.) Over the past couple of years, Providence Geeks has been […]

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News & Notes

Snowy evening in Helsinki, image (cc) Niklas Sjöblom → The Guardian: Helsinki’s ambitious plan to make car ownership pointless in 10 years The Finnish capital has announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point “mobility on demand” system by 2025 – one that, in theory, would be so good nobody […]

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Sign-up for Providence Park(ing) Day

Providence businesses and residents can now sign up to be part of Providence’s Second Annual Park(ing) Day, which this year falls Friday, September 19th. Park(ing) Day will feature the state’s first ever temporary protected bike lane from Dean Street to Tobey on Broadway. We hope the temporary installation will start a conversation on permanent changes […]

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – July 14, 2014

Downtown Design Review Committee Monday, July 14, 2014 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 12, 2014 and June 9, 2014 New Business 159 Weybosset Street. Image from Google Street View. 1. […]

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RIPTA to relocate buses out of Kennedy Plaza to accommodate construction starting July 12, 2014

From RIPTA: RIPTA to Temporarily Relocate Bus Stops Out of Kennedy Plaza to Accommodate City of Providence Construction All Routes Detoured Out of Kennedy Plaza Beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014 The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will temporarily relocate all bus stops out of Kennedy Plaza beginning Saturday, July 12, 2014 to accommodate City […]

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GC: Photos

Flickr totally changed the sharing function on their website, and frankly it sucks and causes me to have to rewrite a bunch of code to properly share people’s photos, and a bunch of great photographers who share in our group have changed their share settings; so I haven’t done a GC: Photos post in quite […]

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – July 9, 2014

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes Public Session Call to Order Pavilion: Discussion and Recommendations for Program of Uses for the built structure in the […]

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2014 Providence 4th of July Celebration – Fireworks and Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra at India Point Park

The City of Providence will be celebrating the 4th again this year with fireworks and a performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra at India Point Park. Detail from the City: Mayor Taveras Invites Residents to Celebrate Fourth of July Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra performance and fireworks display highlight BankRI Independence Day Celebration […]

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 30, 2014

Conceptual design of pavilion on West Side park. A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes I. Public Session Call to Order: The Chairperson Welcome by Chairperson: […]

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→ ProJo: Demolition sought for remnant of Jewelry District factory

PVD Historic District Commission denies application to demolish Ward Baking/Victory Plating building in Jewelry District. — Patrick Anderson (@andersonpbn) June 23, 2014 A noteworthy piece of the city’s industrial past is threatened with demolition as the owner of the Ward Baking Co. administration building Monday will seek permission from the city’s Historic District Commission to […]

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2014 Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden

The 2014 Season of the Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden kicks off this Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:30 with performers Supreme Satellite Band. You’ve earned it, Providence: an entire season of afternoons in the park. The sun on your face, the breeze on your skin, a well-deserved drink in your hand, and […]

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Build your own transit system with Transitmix

I hope you didn’t have any plans this weekend, because if you click this link, you’ll spend it drawing bus lines all over the place. Transitmix allows you to lay down your own bus lines, measure the length, set the headways, and determine the cost of operation. A dangerous tool for armchair transit planners like […]

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News & Notes

→ Bloomberg: Icahn Urges Family Dollar CEO to Seek Sale ‘Immediately’ The retailer has been struggling to compete with rival discounters, drugstores and big-box retailers such as Target Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. To combat slumping sales, Family Dollar embarked on a review of its business this year. As part of its turnaround plan, the […]

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