Inauguration Providence Neighborhood Celebrations & Thank You! (Jan. 7)

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The Providence Mayoral Inauguration events wrap up tomorrow with Mayor Taveras visiting the schools he attended in Providence: INAUGURAL NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 The Inaugural Neighborhood Events are being held at the schools that Mayor Angel Taveras attended growing up as a child in the City of Providence. All events are free and open to residents and friends …

Governor Chafee’s Inaugural Address

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Photo from yesterday’s Mayoral Inauguration. By Jef Nickerson Prepared text of Governor Chafee’s Inaugural Address: Governor Lincoln Chafee Inaugural Address January 4, 2011 With deep humility, aware of the adversity we face but confident that, together, we will meet the challenge of our times, I am honored to stand before you as our state’s 58th Governor. I ask you to …

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What Cheer/What Jeer 2010

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Providence River Pedestrian Bridge Whether you love it or hate it, Providence will soon be getting a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River. Design firms large and small from around the world entered the competition that led to the winning design. And the competition got people around the city interested in transportation and design. RIPTA Last year we declared …

Inauguration of the 37th Mayor of Providence, January 3

In Election 2010, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Mayor-elect Taveras and supporters celebrating on election night Mayor-elect Angel Taveras’ inauguration is Monday, January 3, 2011. All inauguration events are free and open to the public. All the details you need to know are on the Transition Providence website. Importantly, though the events are free, you do need to register for the evening Inaugural Celebration at the Rhode Island …

News & Notes

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Photo (cc) Metro Transportation Library and Archive GOP Wants to Bring Transpo Policy Back to the 1950s [DC.Streetsblog] Apparently, for Republicans, the big target for cuts appears to be transit spending. Tymon suggested to the Road Gang that the current $8 billion allocated for transit annually could shrink to $5 billion. The Road Gang was, apparently, relieved to see that …

Full disclosure regarding Transition Providence

In Election 2010, Government by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Today the Transition Team for Mayor-Elect Taveras issued a press release announcing seven committees devoted to determining how to put Mr. Taveras’ campaign promises into action. If you read the release closely, you’d have noticed that my name is on it. A couple weeks ago I was asked to be on the City Services Committee and accepted. So in the …

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News & Notes

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Next American City: Who’s Scared of a Transit Bridge? Next spring, Portland will begin building its first bridge over the Willamette River in 37 years. The Willamette River Transit Bridge – which will link a future Oregon Health & Science University campus on the west side of the river with a museum and opera house on the east – will …

Transition Providence

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Mayor-Elect Taveras has a new website up, TransitionProvidence.org. It is early days so it is pretty light on content at the moment, but he is already seeking your feedback. We’re looking forward to seeing more content on the site soon. In the meantime, feel free to discuss here what you want to see the new mayor get to work on. …

Happy Election Day!

In Election 2010 by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

This is it, the day we’ve all been waiting for, the first day of the 2012 campaign season. Ugh. Before we get into that, let’s wrap up the 2010 campaign season by getting out and voting. Head over to the Secretary of State’s website to get your sample ballot and find your polling place. Then get out there and vote, …

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News & Notes

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The Providence Journal: Endangered properties Really ProJo? Really!? You’re running a list of the Providence Preservation Society’s 10 Most Endangered Buildings and not anywhere in the piece mentioning that you requested and were given permission to tear one down, making it now the list of 9 Most Endangered Properties? Way to do some reporting there. StreetsBlog: “Forgiving” Distracted Driving Won’t …

Happy Primary Election Day!

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Primary election day is finally here. Polls in Providence are open 7am to 9pm. Some communities the polls open later than 7am, all polls statewide are open until 9pm, if you are in line by 9pm, you will be allowed to vote. ProJo has a rundown of voter Primary information here. The Secretary of State’s Office has all the info …

WBNA Candidates Night, Tonight

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When: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 from 5:30pm-8:30pm Meet & mingle with candidates from 5:30pm-6:00pm. City Council Forum begins promptly at 6:00pm; House and Senate Forum begins at 7:15pm. Where: WBNA, 1560 Westminster Street WBNA invites you to meet local city and state candidates and ask questions about neighborhood issues. City council candidates from Wards 13 & 15 and Democratic Primary …

Preservation Matters – Mayoral Candidates Forum

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Providence Preservation Society Mayoral Candidates Forum Preservation Matters When: Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: Providence Public Library Auditorium – 150 Empire Street (enter on Washington St) Send your questions in advance to kphilp@ppsri.org. Get to know the candidates’ position on issues that impact the quality of life in Providence’s neighborhoods. For further details, please call PPS Preservation & Advocacy …

Voter Registration Deadline This Saturday (Aug. 14)

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Reminder, the Voter Registration deadline for the September Primary is this Saturday, August 14. Voter Registration information can be found on the Board of Elections website. The site instructs you to mail your registration to the Board of Canvassers, at this late date though, we would suggest submitting your form in person. In Providence, bring it to City Hall. The …

Mayoral Candidates Survey: John Lombardi

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Greater City Providence sent surveys to all candidates for Mayor of Providence who qualified to be on the ballot. Below is the survey submitted by John Lombardi. John Lombardi Website: LombardiForMayor.com Facebook: John J. Lombardi Twitter: @JohnJLombardi Candidate photo courtesy of the Lombardi campaign Survey: 1. Other Cities It isn’t always necessary to reinvent the wheel when it comes to …

Mayoral Candidates Survey: Angel Taveras

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Greater City Providence sent surveys to all candidates for Mayor of Providence who qualified to be on the ballot. We planned to post the results of the survey on the website because we believe that while not everyone can get to scheduled coffee hours, rallies, and other important functions, people still want to make an informed, thoughtful decision about who …