Topic: providence

Illick-Frank ’18, Sharpe ’18: Don’t write off the UEL just yet

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Illick-Frank ’18, Sharpe ’18: Don’t write off the UEL just yet

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Updated on Feb. 9, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. If distinction is the rubble of five historic buildings, then by all means Brown is building on distinction. The University plans to break ground on a new performing arts center in a location currently occupied by the Urban Environmental Lab — the […]

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to the protest by welcoming continued negotiation with the Providence Teachers Union.

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Elorza, teachers union clash at City Hall

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Yesterday, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Mayor Jorge Elorza was scheduled to begin his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m.

The Narragansett Bay Commission will convert sludge into energy in its wastewater treatment plants. Wind turbines and solar facilities also contribute to the Commission’s goal to be 100 percent renewable by 2020.

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Wastewater plant to turn sludge into renewable energy

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Wastewater treatment plants certainly have enough sludge, but they’re in need of another commodity: energy.

Elorza talks education

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Elorza talks education

January 31, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza spoke about his vision and goals for education reform with Providence residents at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School Tuesday night.

State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

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State House bill aims to increase school choice, raise tax credit cap

January 26, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island State Representative Robert Lancia R-16 proposed a bill on Thursday that aims to increase the number of children who can afford to attend private school.

The new bike sharing initiative will consist of eletronic bikes that allow for greater speeds. Monthly membership to the program will cost $20 per month, but $20 per year for certain low-income households.

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Providence, RIPTA launch electric-assist bike program

January 26, 2018 0 comments

The city of Providence will introduce 400 electric-assist bikes this summer through New England’s first electric bike-share system, following a deal with JUMP Bikes signed Dec. 15.

Because Amazon requested an affiliated higher education program as part of the application package, Brown contributed to the proposal by helping design a talent development partnership plan called Amazon Academy.

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Rhode Island applies to host Amazon’s second headquarters

November 7, 2017 0 comments

The state of Rhode Island managed to put together a competitive proposal for Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

The film festival featured the animated movie “Loving Vincent,” for which 120 artists crafted 65,000 oil paintings for each shot in the movie.

Arts & Culture

Art, design featured in statewide film festival

November 7, 2017 0 comments

The annual Providence Art & Design Film Festival opened, bringing films “focused on diverse disciplines within art and design,” according to its website.

Council to consider renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street

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Council to consider renaming Magee Street to Bannister Street

October 31, 2017 0 comments

The Providence City Council unanimously voted Monday to rename Magee Street to Bannister Street.

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that the city of Providence ran a budget surplus in 2016, ending years of deficit spending. 2016 was also the first year in the city’s history without a gang-related homicide.

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Mayor Elorza overviews policy platform at community meeting

October 13, 2017 0 comments

The mayor reiterated his administration’s four priorities: budget, infrastructure, education and accessible public officials.