Topic: providence

The Shake Shack on Thayer Street is the first in the state. The occasion was attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

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Shake Shack shakes up Thayer

March 22, 2019 0 comments

Shake Shack finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Shake Shack team members and the owners of 249 Thayer St.

Since its expansion into Rhode Island in 2010, Manafort Brothers Inc. has been involved with work on the River House Apartments, Homewood Suites near Kennedy Plaza and a new bridge in downtown Providence.

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Construction, demolition company celebrates centennial anniversary

March 6, 2019 0 comments

A hundred years ago, James Manafort started knocking down houses with his hands. Today, his descendants knock down nuclear power plants with explosives.

Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

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Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

March 4, 2019 0 comments

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students.

Three members of the city council introduced a resolution opposing the monetization project, citing troubles encountered by other cities. The mayor has advocated for water monetization.

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Opposition mounts against water monetization

March 1, 2019 0 comments

Three City Council members introduced a resolution opposing the monetization of Providence’s water supply Feb. 21.

Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

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Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

February 26, 2019 0 comments

I think I speak for many Brown students in saying that Providence is the city we have unexpectedly fallen in love with. Over four years, we have come to call Providence our home, embracing its Italian flare and New England quintessence. The city that nestles College Hill gives us so […]

Providence plans for Roger Williams Park Welcome Center

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Providence plans for Roger Williams Park Welcome Center

February 21, 2019 0 comments

The shell of a property destroyed by fire has loomed outside Roger Williams Park for over a decade, but the city of Providence now has plans to redevelop the area.

State budget proposal cuts funding to city

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State budget proposal cuts funding to city

February 20, 2019 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposed budget plan, released Jan. 17, included a cut to Rhode Island’s Payment In Lieu Of Taxes program that could lead to new taxes on the University’s non-mission related properties. If approved, the budget plan would cut approximately $6 million from Rhode Island’s PILOT program, which reimburses […]

Archaeology students presented on the diverse history of Providence. Topics included, bone analysis, the history of Chinese food in the city, the excavation of the site of a demolished mansion and the history of drag culture in Providence.

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Archaeology students showcase history of Providence

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Students from two archaeology courses — ARCH 0317: “Heritage in the Metropolis” and ARCH 1900: “The Archaeology of College Hill” — came together in Rhode Island Hall Friday to present the culmination of their semester-long collaboration to unearth hidden histories of Providence, both tangible and intangible.

The Providence City Committee on Ordinances voted down an amendment that would have restricted the number of students that could live together in various types of homes.

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City Council dismisses student housing ordinance

January 30, 2019 0 comments

Providence City Committee on Ordinances voted Jan. 29 to “continue indefinitely” a previously proposed amendment which would have restricted housing to no more than four undergraduate students per home across the city.

Flea market founder Maria Tocco gained inspiration from other markets in Boston and Brooklyn. Tocco hopes to  find a year-round home for the market, as well as host event at the University and spotlight non-profits.

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Flea market warms cold Providence winter

January 27, 2019 0 comments

Old fur coats with faded fabric lie piled next to brass lamps and boxes of cracked, yellowed vinyl slips. A worn teddy bear and an ancient film camera appeared to stare at first-edition comic books on folding card tables. This is a flea market — a monument to those fascinated by the eclectic, the odd and the creative.