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News & Notes

In News & Notes by Jef Nickerson14 Comments

Grist: States promise to sell one new EV for every 24 people by 2025 They’re starting to step up. Eight states that represent, according to the New York Times, “a quarter of the national car market” just announced they’re going to work together on creating a better system for drivers of electric vehicles. They are, in descending order of population …

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Providence 2013 State of the City Address

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Mayor Angel Taveras 2013 State of the City Address Providence Is Recovering Tuesday, January 29, 2013 • (as prepared for delivery) Photo of the Mayor delivering the State of the City from the Mayor’s Office. Governor, Mr. President, honorable members of the Providence City Council, distinguished guests, and my fellow residents of our great Capital City – One year ago …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – January 15, 2013

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from November 20th 2012 meeting – for action Approval of minutes from December 18th 2012 meeting – for action Director’s Report Major Land Development Project 1. Case No. 12-011 MA – 257 Thayer Street (Final Plan Approval) – The CPC approved the preliminary plan to construct a four story mixed …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – November 20, 2012

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Notice of Regular Meeting Tuesday, November 20, 2012 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from October 16th 2012 meeting – for action Director’s Report Minor Subdivision View Brown Streets in a larger map 1. Case No. 12-047MI – Preliminary Plan Approval …

Two stories about the 195 Commission today

In 195 Relocation Project, Government by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

First in the Journal; “A step forward for vacant land – Former Route 195 land less polluted than anticipated, reducing one of many hurdles” The prime real estate in the heart of the capital city now available for development after the Route 195 relocation project got an environmental green light on Monday night from an engineering team. Environmental studies by …

Governor installs State Police Lieutenant Colonel as RIPTA overseer

In Government, RIPTA by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

This scandal at RIPTA is just what the agency doesn’t need. Although, maybe if a thorough cleaning of the house results, it will turn out to be exactly what it does need. Let’s hope politics can keep out of the way of truth and sanity. From the Governor’s Office: Governor Chafee Asks State Police to Secure RIPTA Records, Launch Investigation …

Providence Community Libraries to close September 10-15 to address budget shortfall

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Providence Community Library System to Close September 10 Through 15 Due to Cut in City Funding Sacrifice by PCL Staff Minimizes Extenet of Closures The Providence Community Library system will close Monday, September 10 through Saturday, September 15 due to a cut of $205,000 in funding from the City of Providence. Regular library operations will resume Monday, September 17. To …