Topic: providence

While Brown students have largely excavated the dig site, sixth graders from Moses Brown School were invited to visit and explore in an effort to expose young students to archaeology field work.

News, Science & Research

Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

November 18, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884.

Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

Metro, News

Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

November 15, 2018 0 comments

The Providence City Council voted to approve a change in city height ordinances for the Hope Point Tower Project Thursday night.

Meszaros GS: Better pedestrian signals for a safer Providence

Columns, Opinions

Meszaros GS: Better pedestrian signals for a safer Providence

November 14, 2018 0 comments

On my short walk to campus, I cross intersections with pedestrian traffic signals where the light has burnt out, where the light never changes and where the whole light pole has been turned to face away from the intersection.

City Council to vote on Hope Point Tower

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City Council to vote on Hope Point Tower

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Following two public hearings on the proposed Hope Point Tower project, the Providence Committee on Ordinances voted Thursday night to open the project to a full City Council vote.

Members of the community attended Monday night’s Providence City Council meeting on the Hope Point Tower project. The Council is considering approving a zoning change to permit the 46-story building’s construction.

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City Council hosts hearing on Hope Point Tower

October 23, 2018 0 comments

A large crowd of people spilled into the hallways of Providence City Hall at Monday night’s City Council meeting to discuss the biggest news in town — the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower project that has divided the city.

R.I. mail-in ballots increase from 2014 to 2018 gubernatorial election

Metro, News

R.I. mail-in ballots increase from 2014 to 2018 gubernatorial election

October 23, 2018 0 comments

Forty-one percent more voters applied for regular mail-in ballots in 2018 than in the 2014 gubernatorial election, the Rhode Island Board of Elections reported Tuesday.

Uber driver charged with sexual assault of student

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Uber driver charged with sexual assault of student

October 22, 2018 0 comments

Carlos Carrillo, a 29-year-old former Uber driver, was charged with the second-degree sexual assault of Vanessa Garcia ’20.5 hours after reportedly assaulting her during an Uber ride near campus Aug. 2.

Letter: ProJo subscriptions would display University’s commitment to community

Letters to the Editor

Letter: ProJo subscriptions would display University’s commitment to community

October 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: I read with great interest your Oct. 10 editorial proposing that Brown support the local news effort and purchase subscriptions to the Providence Journal, making the newspaper available to all students, faculty and staff.

N.Y. developer proposes constructing tallest building in Providence

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N.Y. developer proposes constructing tallest building in Providence

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The Superman building has some competition as an icon in the city skyline if New York developer Jason Fane receives approval to build the Hope Point Tower, a 46-story luxury apartment building proposed for downtown Providence.

University community usage of RIPTA declines

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University community usage of RIPTA declines

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The University is entering its tenth year as a participant in the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s UPass program. Since the program came to Brown in 2008, students, staff and faculty alike have had free use of RIPTA buses on any route in Rhode Island with a simple swipe of their University ID.