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Storm recovery

In RIPTA, Transportation, Weather by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Atwells Avenue, midday Sunday, February 10, 2013. First, this from RIEMA, ugh! The NWS is predicting ½” of rain for all areas Mon. Large amounts of snow saturated w/ water can cause flooding & damage to roofs #StormRI — Rhode Island EMA (@RhodeIslandEMA) February 10, 2013 [box style=”red”]With temperatures well below freezing tonight, snow and ice that melted today is …

Fine Art of Recycling

In Arts, Environment by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

In June, the top 10 artists/art associations will begin to put their creative imprints on ten refrigerators that will be placed throughout Downtown Providence for the summer months of 2011. National Grid has developed this “cool idea” to raise awareness of energy efficiency and recycling and to support local culture and the arts.

Bids for “City Administrative Center”

In Government by Jef Nickerson11 Comments

ProJo reports that the city has received nine proposals for the new City Adminstrative Center. Let’s take a look at the locations that bid: Google StreetView Berkeley Investments: One Empire Plaza, a six-story, 109,216-square-foot building built in 1982 that is the former office of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Asking $14.5 million for purchase or an average …