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Assembly Bill would rename Iway bridge for late architect William Warner

In 195 Relocation Project by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Iway bridge viewed from the Hurricane Barrier A bill (H 6029) before the General Assembly would rename the Route 195 Iway bridge over the Providence River for late architect William Warner. Warner, who passed last summer, is perhaps best known for the napkin sketch that eventually resulted in the relocation of the rivers and the creation of Waterplace Park. Fittingly, …

Storified: Changing the perception of Downcity

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[View the story “Changing the perception of Downcity” on Storify] Changing the perception of Downcity A commenter at last week’s Providence Preservation Society Symposium stated that Downcity Providence is just vacant buildings and homeless people, prompting the following discussion on Twitter. Storified by Gr. City Providence · Wed, Oct 17 2012 08:52:08 Ugh. Downcity is NOT just vacant buildings and …

GC: Photos

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

Regarding the weed ordinance and enforcement

In Government, Pedestrians, Video by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

WPRI reports on City Councilman Michael Correia’s proposal to fine homeowners for unruly weeds on their property. The ordinance would impose a $25 fine per day on homeowners who have weeds or grass on their property exceeding 8 inches in height. While there is a neighborhood beautification component to the proposal, as the WPRI video above shows, it is also …

GC: Photos

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A selection of photos readers have recently shared in our Flickr Group: Photo © provbenson2009 Photo (cc) I {heart} Rhody

GC: Photos

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

GC: Photos

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City Hall, patriotic fence, the Dynamo House, and more in today’s GC: Photos.

Megan Andelloux: The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health before Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review

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This post was submitted by friend of GC:PVD Megan Andelloux (A.A.S.E.C.T Certified Sexuality Educator, A.A.S.E.C.T Mentor, A.C.S Board Certified Sexologist). Monday night (11/30/09), she will be going before the Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review to defend her right to educate adults about the topics of sexual health and pleasure. Find out more info on upcoming workshops & sexuality questions at …

Is it Christmas?

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I thought the Dancing Cop only came out at Christmastime, like some sort of yuletide groundhog. Guess I was wrong, here he is today at Westminster and Dorrance.

Providence War Memorial Relocation

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The Providence War Memorial has been under construction for some time, but until recently it has been all work on the footings, we now see the memorial itself taking shape. Photos by Jef Nickerson This is a reconfiguration of the memorial that used to sit outside the Dunkin’ Donuts Center before renovation. When it was at the Dunk the panels …

GC: Photos – National Night Out

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closingatnever shared a couple photos from Tuesday’s National Night Out in our Flickr Group: Photo © closingatnever from Flickr Photo © closingatnever from Flickr

Get on the water

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Just over the Providence city line in the Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston lies a well kept secret: The Edgewood Sailing School. Advertised almost exclusively on a sandwich-board sign at the intersection of Narragansett Blvd and Shaw Ave, the sailing school has been giving lessons from the Edgewood Yacht Club for over 50 years. In the summer of 2003, I had …

Sound Session kicks off this weekend

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Sound Session ’08 video from YouTube Providence Sound Session kicks off their weeklong music festival this weekend with events scheduled across the city including Waterplace Park, Westminster Street, Kennedy Plaza, Providence Black Repertory Company and more. Check out the schedule here. Also check out Sound Session’s Facebook page.

Art Scene Lately: Scenes within scenes

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Soundsession photo by brownbeatle from Flickr In a robust urban arts scene there ends up being pockets of scenes within scenes. Each fertile core is a community unto itself. This always causes me think about the notion of cross-pollination “¦Can we migrate more? Enjoy more arts diversity and in doing so create more diversity? In a city the size of …

TONIGHT: A Conversation with Daniel Libeskind

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Photo by Erik Charlton from Flickr I totally forgot about this until I was catching up with the Daily Dose (mostly I forgot because I have class tonight and can’t go. Stupid class). The Second J. Carter Brown Memorial Lecture “A Conversation with Daniel Libeskind” Wednesday, May 6, 2009 | 4:00pm Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium Brown …

Putting those lots to use…

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Photo by TheMunkyHouse from flickr Not everyone is a fan of golf. Some argue that golf courses are a tremendous waste of land, use too much water and pesticide simply to grow too much grass. George Carlin once said “Think of the brains that it takes to play golf. Hitting a ball with crooked stick, and then walking after it. …