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City launches storefront improvement grant program

In Economy, Retail by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Participating businesses are eligible to receive reimbursements for 50-percent of eligible storefront costs, up to $10,000. The city’s Department of Economic Development will assist small businesses that wish to make changes to their exterior storefronts, including awnings, signage, windows, doors, permanent landscaping, and façade improvements. The program is open to small businesses with 18 or fewer full-time employees.

Ribbon-Cutting of Burnside Park ‘Imagination Station’ – August 22, 2013

In Arts, Events, Parks/Open Space by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Ribbon-Cutting by Mayor Taveras of the new ‘Imagination Station’ in Burnside Park kicks off a day of events. Mayor Angel Taveras, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Southwest Airlines will unveil and open a new ‘Imagination Center’ in Burnside Park on Thursday, August 22. The Imagination Center, created with a grant from Southwest Airlines, will serve as a new place …

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10 reasons why the Apponaug Circulator is ‘not ready to go’

In Government by Jef Nickerson14 Comments

The Providence streetcar project is not the only TIGER grant application coming from Rhode Island. RIDOT has also submitted an application for the Apponaug Circulator Long-term Improvements Project . The Mayor has thrown his support behind the streetcar however the Governor (former Mayor of Warwick) is not on board, saying through a spokesperson to WPRI that the streetcar project is, …

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Providence streetcar back on track

In RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson22 Comments

In late 2009 then Mayor David Cicilline unveiled the Metro Transit Study, calling for the return of streetcars to Providence. In the intervening years, the Core Connector study has looked at the possibilities for doing just that, through studies and public meetings. A locally preferred alternative route connecting the East Side with the Hospitals area in Upper South Providence has been approved by RIPTA.

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Bike to Work Day: Mayor announces expanded Cyclovía program for 2013

In Bicycles, Recreation by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Bike To Work Day: Mayor announces expanded Cyclovía program for 2013 Photo from Mayor Taveras’ Facebook Page Last September, Providence had it’s first Cyclovía on Broad Street. At this morning’s Bike To Work Day, the Mayor announced an expanded list of Cyclovías in Providence for 2013. City to hold three Cyclovías this summer Speaking at this morning’s Bike to Work …

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So, the Mayor said this…

In Buildings by Greater City Providence20 Comments

The use that I really don’t want to see happen, but we have to put everything on the table is, is it more efficient to take it down and put something else up? I think that would be a tragedy in the sense it’s part of our history.