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News & Notes

In Housing, News & Notes, Transportation by Greater City ProvidenceLeave a Comment

Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown announces improvement to Marc train Red Line by Brian K. Slack at Baltimore, MD. Photo (cc) Maryland Gov Pics. The Baltimore Sun: O’Malley to announce $1.5 billion for Baltimore-area transportation projects Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to announce $1.5 billion in new state funding for the Baltimore Red Line and more than a dozen …

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Real life Frogger

In Pedestrians, Weather by Jef Nickerson2 Comments

This police officer on her phone in her cruiser was no help to me as I was forced to play a real life game of Frogger crossing Atwells and Dean this morning when the traffic lights were out due to the storm. The officer at Atwells and the Service Road was only slightly more helpful.

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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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Mayor Taveras’ Budget Address

In Economy, Government by Greater City Providence9 Comments

Update: Video of the Mayor’s budget address. Press Release from Mayor Taveras’ office regarding tonight’s budget address (See below prepared text of the Mayor’s Address): Mayor Taveras Delivers Fiscal Year 2012 Budget to City Council Shared sacrifice is major theme of Mayor’s first budget submission PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Angel Taveras today delivered his proposed 2012 budget to the Providence …

News & Notes

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Sidewalk rage may be good for a civil society, how not to develop the area around a transit station, automobile poverty, and more in today’s News & Notes.

Public Service Announcement about roof collapse risk

In Snow, Weather by Greater City Providence1 Comment

Photo from WPRI Reports are coming in from around the region of roof collapses caused by the combination of previous heavy snow and large amounts of rain, including a collapsed roof yesterday in Pawtucket. The City of Providence has issued a Public Service Announcement about the risk: ***PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT*** A MESSAGE FROM COLONEL PETER GAYNOR, DIRECTOR OF PROVIDENCE EMERGENCY …

Announcement from the Mayor’s Office regarding snow removal

In Government, Snow by Greater City Providence9 Comments

Announcement from the Mayor’s Office regarding snow removal: Public Service Announcement: Snow-Covered Sidewalks Pose Signficant Safety Hazard Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Providence community urged to follow City Ordinance on Snow Removal The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a potent, fast-moving storm forecast to affect Providence this afternoon and tomorrow morning. The storm is expected to …

Clearing snow from sidewalks

In Government, Snow, Transportation by Jef Nickerson15 Comments

As I impatiently wait for the first real snowfall of the season, let’s take a minute to talk about removing snow from sidewalks, my favorite topic here on Greater City: Providence. Back in February, the City Council updated the snow removal regulations, I was somewhat non-plussed by their action. My issues with the update were two; the DPW was given …