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Providence 2013 State of the City Address

In Development, Economy, Government by Greater City Providence1 Comment

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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News & Notes

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Forbes: The Economic Secret of Vacant City Spaces Most of us feel attached to our neighborhoods, but can this emotional connection help fuel local economies? According to a multi-year study by Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the answer is yes: Communities with high levels of attachment actually have higher local GDP growth. Surprisingly, the top …

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City Council moves to politicize proposed roads bond

In Government, Rumor by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Dean Street re-construction in 2009. The City of Providence proposes a $40b bond to finance repairs to 62 miles of roads and sidewalks in the City. As reported by Ian Donnis on RINPR, the City Council is meeting tonight to put a provision in the proposed roads bond bill that would give them control over what streets and sidewalks get …