Topic: providence

Sunday night, Providence community members attended a sold-out campaign event for Pete Buttigieg at Veterans Memorial Auditorium downtown. This is the first time a Democratic contender competitive in the polls has campaigned in Rhode Island since the start of the 2020 presidential race.

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In Providence, Pete Buttigieg rallies students

November 11, 2019 0 comments

Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg became the first Democratic presidential candidate competitive in national polls to visit Rhode Island since the race ramped up this year, speaking to hundreds at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Providence.

Providence bids goodbye to plastic bags

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Providence bids goodbye to plastic bags

October 23, 2019 0 comments

The use of retail plastic bags is a thing of the past in Providence, following the beginning of a city-wide ban yesterday. The ban was signed into law by Mayor Jorge Elorza May 1.

Design Catalyst grant program relaunches for 2019-20

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Design Catalyst grant program relaunches for 2019-20

October 11, 2019 0 comments

In an effort to spur creativity within the local economy, Providence has re-launched the Providence Design Catalyst program to provide grant funding to small, design-oriented businesses.

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s proposal involves decentralizing Kennedy Plaza and creating four transit hubs. The proposal also involves building a tunnel underneath Washington Street.

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Kennedy Plaza transit plan elicits mixed criticism, support

October 11, 2019 4 comments

A new plan that proposes a complete transformation of the Kennedy Plaza transit hub has sparked controversy among Providence community members.

Shanmugam ’23: To solve its pension puzzle, Providence must make tough choices

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Shanmugam ’23: To solve its pension puzzle, Providence must make tough choices

October 8, 2019 2 comments

Even as Washington intrigue dominates media coverage of our government, American cities continue to define how citizens interact with the institutions around them — with consequences that the public often misses or overlooks.

I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

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I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

September 26, 2019 1 comment

After hearing Providence residents testify about the luxury development project Fane Tower, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted to approve the tower design released Monday. The commission also approved three waivers to zoning laws, which the design plan required.

The local protest was organized by several climate action groups, including Climate Action Rhode Island and Sunrise Rhode Island.

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International climate strike unfolds in Providence

September 23, 2019 1 comment

An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Providence Friday to strike for political action on climate change. The youth-led protest was part of an international strike to demand climate justice.

University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

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University to coordinate with RIDE as state takes over PVD schools

September 13, 2019 1 comment

In light of a blistering review that persuaded the Rhode Island Department of Education to take control of the Providence Public School District this fall, the University will coordinate with RIDE and begin a new chapter in its longstanding involvement in the district.

Metro Roundup, Sept. 12

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Metro Roundup, Sept. 12

September 12, 2019 0 comments

Interim Providence Superintendent Frances Gallo spent nearly $200,000 on the inspirational book “Shoot Your Shot: A Sport-Inspired Guide To Living Your Best Life” to distribute to all middle and high school students this month before asking educators to pause the use of the book in class, according to the Boston Globe.

Providence residents gained 5G cell phone service this summer. The introduction of 5G has been a source of tension for cities nationwide over concerns of bandwith overload.

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Verizon brings 5G cell phone technology to Providence, College Hill

September 11, 2019 0 comments

Providence became one of the latest cities to gain 5G cell phone service this summer, providing faster upload and download speeds for customers with 5G-enabled phones in select areas of the city, including Federal Hill and College Hill.