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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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Rhode Island Pride Festival and Parade – June 21, 2014

RI PrideFest will once again be held on South Water Street in Providence starting at noon. The Parade kicks off at dusk downtown running down Washington, Empire, and Weybosset Streets. Read the 2014 RI Pride Guide for more information about events leading up to Pride, performers at the Festival, and parties taking place downtown.

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→ ProJo: Route 195 redevelopment panel hears pitch for life-science accelerator facility

ProJo gets some info about what took place in “Executive Sesion.” A lawyer, a doctor and an architect met behind closed doors Monday night with the Route 195 Redevelopment District Commission and Governor Chafee to pitch their idea to build a life-sciences accelerator in Providence with laboratories and all the co-working space necessary for 15 […]

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Olneyville development and Atwells demolition appeal on the June 25, 2014 Zoning Board of Review agenda

Two notable items are on the June 25, 2014 Zoning Board of Review agenda. First, the proposed McDonald’s and Family Dollar Store in Olneyville seeks variances from Zoning: RPS ASSOCIATES, LLC: filed an application requesting a Dimensional Variance and Special Use Permit in order to construct two (2) new commercial buildings: a 4,316 square foot […]

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Providence Geeks – June 18, 2014

Providence Geeks Wednesday, June 18th, 5:30 – 8pm AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) RSVP at Facebook It was inevitable. On Wednesday the 18th, the Drones invade Providence Geeks… Providence-based startup Xact Maps specializes in high-fidelity aerial mapping solutions using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. This is […]

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meeting – June 18, 2014

Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting June 18, 2014, 4:30 PM 444 Westminster Street, First Floor Agenda Roadwork Report, Nate Urso, Providence DPW Providence Cylocross Festival, Richard Fries Motion: Bike Lane request for Pitman Street Discussion/Motion: request ordinance requiring sidewalk accommodation during construction projects Broadway Update

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CNU New England presents “The Human Scale” – June 16, 2014

CNU New England, in partnership with AIA Rhode Island, is pleased to announce a screening of The Human Scale and panel discussion in Providence, RI. Join us for a viewing of this important documentary film about the work of Danish architect Jan Gehl. The viewing will be followed by an in-depth discussion about what Gehl’s […]

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 16, 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 MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes I. Public Session Call to Order: The Chairperson Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane. Approval of the Minutes of […]

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