Storified: Changing the perception of Downcity

In Downcity, Housing, Peopleby Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

[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 …

Updated: The passing of William Warner

In Peopleby Jef Nickerson4 Comments

The famous napkin, courtesy of Providence Preservation Society. Click to enlarge. I’m away from my computer and attempting to post from my phone for the first time. I thought it was important to note the passing of architect William Warner. As I don’t have the opportunity to write something myself at the moment, below is the press release from the …

RI Nexus, Jack Templin in the PBN

In Peopleby Bret AncowitzLeave a Comment

News about the RI IT community building website RI Nexus, its program director Jack Templin (who is also a friend of GCPVD), and their impact grace the pages of local media yet again. The Providence Business News has a nice article on the organization and on Templin’s continuing series of talks at local educational institutions (J&W, URI, and NEIT down, …

Brief solicitation

In Peopleby Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

My friend Noreen is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City and is raising pledges. If you’d care to help my friend reach her goal, please visit her Pledge Page.

We know who Jack is!

In Peopleby Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo of Jack Templin by bjepson on flickr This month Providence Monthly does their annual 10 people who you don’t know now (but soon will). In addition to the 10, they feature 15 to watch. Among the 15 to watch is friend of Greater City Providence, Jack Templin of Providence Geeks and RI Nexus fame. Of the 15 to watch …