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WPRI: Police make arrest in connection with deadly hit-and-run

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Police have arrested a man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run Monday night on Newport Avenue. The suspect is Paul Newman, 53, of Jacksonville, Florida. He is being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, death resulting. A witness was able to see the driver’s license plate before the vehicle fled the scene. Police said they were then able …

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ProJo: Project for Kettle Point, long at rest, on the move

In Development, Waterfront by Greater City Providence3 Comments

Rendering of Kettle Point by Union Studio Architecture & Community Design Tuesday night, the city’s Waterfront District Commission unanimously approved the 40-acre, 407-unit, $75-million Kettle Point development. The project developer is Churchill & Banks of Providence. Richard Baccari II, the firm’s executive vice president, said that after state permits are obtained, construction would begin this summer. A year later, the …

RIDOT announces start of work on Washington Bridge Linear Park

In Bicycles, Parks/Open Space, Pedestrians, Transportation by Jef Nickerson24 Comments

RIDOT is prepared to start work on the long awaited Washington Bridge Linear Park. The park is set to be built on remaining sections of the old Washington Bridge and will connect pedestrians and cyclists from Providence’s India Point Park to the East Bay Bike Path in East Providence. As a result of work, the current passage over the bridge …

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Hating to say, “I told you so”

In #WALKinPVD, Roads, Snow, Video by Jef Nickerson16 Comments

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. | A woman and two of her children, walking in the street because of the piles of snow on the sidewalk, were injured when they were struck by a car Saturday on Pawtucket Avenue. The driver, a 23-year-old Pawtucket woman who was not identified, was cited for a driving-while-texting violation, a Municipal Court infraction. The Providence Journal …