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R.I. economy needs investment in modern and efficient transportation infrastructure

In Transportation by Liam Blank23 Comments

Train Station at T.F. Green Airport, photo from RIDOT Last week, Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced that, from July through the end of the year, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter rail service will be free for people traveling within the state. The intention of the pilot program is to attract new riders who, in theory, will then …

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PVD: Personality. Vitality. Distinction.

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The historic streets of Rhode Island’s capital city have never seen so much life. Here you’ll discover a lively mix of arts, culture, eats, and unique charm. Bragging rights that include “America’s Best Small City,” “America’s Coolest City,” “Top 10 Best Downtowns,” and “Top City Overall” make PVD an exceptional place to live, work, and play.

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ProJo: Providence police are looking for a minivan after girl, 15, struck

In #WALKinPVD, Hit & Run, Pedestrian Struck by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Alyssa Guzman was struck at about 8:30 a.m. on Monday in the area of Dorrance and Westminster streets. Providence police Sgt. Paul Zienowicz said Tuesday that the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run was a tan minivan but with unknown plates. Anyone who may have witnessed what happened should contact the Providence police, he said. – The Providence Journal

Plowing done wrong

In Government, Pedestrians, Snow by Jef Nickerson29 Comments

East Avenue near the Pawtucket/Providence line. I’m seeing a lot of bellyaching on social media about streets not being plowed yet. While, my street is showing signs of blacktop, I feel others pain, but. We got walloped with feet of snow drifting to amazing proportions. There are hundreds of thousands, probably millions of tons of snow that need to be …

Six Providence Photographers Capture Removal of I-195

In 195 Relocation Project, Arts, Events by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Photo © Paul Shelasky A photography exhibit documenting the removal of Route 195 begins later this month at Providence City Hall. Six Providence Photographers Capture Removal of I-195 I -195: A Photographic Excavation, an upcoming exhibit at Providence City Hall Gallery, July 26 – August 24th, presents the work of five Rhode Island and one Massachusetts photographer who documented the …

RINPR: Chafee unveils plan for state’s distressed communities; legislative outlook uncertain

In Asides, Economy, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Flanked by mayors and town managers from around the state, Governor Lincoln Chafee unveiled a plan this afternoon for helping Rhode Island’s most fiscally troubled communities. He held up a copy of the Providence Journal - featuring headlines about Woonsocket’s cash crunch and Providence’s bond downgrade - to underscore the gravity of the situation. See also: WPRI: A roundup of …