Providence Provision, July 15

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Provision is a mealtime gathering of community members hungry for both delicious food and new creative projects. We offer a dining experience that includes homemade soup, bread, dessert, and entertainment – and the chance to democratically fund emerging projects in Rhode Island. Our next Provision will be Sunday, July 15, at the Southside Cultural Center, on the corner of Bridgham …

Summer Solstice Celebration at Burnside Park, June 23

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It’s nearly time for the return of Burnside Park beer gardens, outdoor evening concerts and storytime mornings—along with a host of new programs starting this summer! On June 23rd, 2012 Greater Kennedy Plaza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism are kicking off the summer season with the 1st Annual Summer Solstice Celebration On the Plaza! A FREE, all-day …

GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © Paul Shelasky Photo © provbenson2009

News & Notes

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Yankees (parking garage) suck!, Amtrak looks for private investment in Northeast Corridor, corner markets, and more in today’s News & Notes.

I Heart Providence, Feb. 10

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I HEART PROVIDENCE Thursday, Feb. 10th from 6-8pm Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance Street FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Last year’s event: I HEART PROVIDENCE 2010 Video. Celebrate Providence with us on Feb. 10, 2011! from Mike Ritz on Vimeo. Hosted by Mayor Angel Taveras Live music by Symmetry & Girls Nite Out Food & Drink! Ebisu, El Rancho …

News & Notes

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avoiding car-centered language: a directive [Human Transit] Yes, crash sounds emotive while accident sounds cool, so it’s easy to assume that accident is more objective or factual. But sometimes the facts are emotive, and only an emotive word will accurately describe them. The directive even notices that avoiding the emotive word can constitute an emotional bias in the other direction: …

Rocktucket (Sept. 25)

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Rocktucket 2010 at The Grant Saturday, 09/25/2010 – 2:00pm-11:00pm Rocktucket is back and new for 2010. An all-day festival of music, art and food with some surprises in the mix, including Big Nazo for the kids! Come on down to check out the bands, grab a beer at the tent (brought to you by Narragansett, Harpoon, and Trinity Brewhouse), browse …

A Better World By Design Conference – October 1-3, 2010

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Brown and RISD students converge to inspire international community for social change Providence, RI to host annual “A Better World by Design” Conference October 1-3, 2010 PROVIDENCE, RI: Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will invite a global community of innovative thinkers, professionals and students to Providence, RI to share and create new experiences in social and …

A likely unpopular take on Food Trucks

In Retail by Jef Nickerson13 Comments

Photo (cc) stu_spivack I’ve been watching the slow emergence of Food Truck culture in Providence and have mostly been happy about it. The Food Trucks popping up thus far have good food, they bring a certain cachet to the city, they are hip, young, fun, all the things Providence wants to be. However, in the back of my mind, I’ve …