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In Weather by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Ahead of a winter storm that is forecast to begin Monday afternoon and intensify to blizzard conditions through Monday night and in to Tuesday, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is announcing a series of preparations to ensure public safety.

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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 …

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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 …

New Urban Arts wins national award

In Uncategorized by Greater City Providence5 Comments

Update: We received the photo above of today’s award presentation. Pictured from Left to Right: Jason Yoon, Executive Director, New Urban Arts; Rosalia Velis, Studio Team Advisory Board Chair; and First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell It’s official! New Urban Arts, an interdisciplinary arts studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists in Providence, Rhode …

Brown Daily Herald: “Town/Brown”

In 195 Relocation Project by Greater City Providence2 Comments

View Jewelry District sites in a larger map Key: Green = Brown-owned buildings, Red = Lots Brown is pursuing, Blue = Lots Johnson and Wales University is pursuing. The Brown Daily Herald has launched a five part series they describe as: A five-part Herald series examining Brown’s multifacited relationship with the city it calls home. Parts 1 & 2 are …

Site tour: Providence Career and Technical Academy

In Buildings by Jef Nickerson24 Comments

Wednesday I had the opportunity to tour the new Providence Career and Technical Academy on Cranston Street. Some info about the new school: The PCTA is a brand-new, state-of-the-art career and technical education center. PCTA will be the region’s finest physical plant, designed to provide integrated academic and technical instruction in the areas of general construction, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and …