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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.

Cardoso ’19: Make Brown athletic facilities public

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Cardoso ’19: Make Brown athletic facilities public

November 28, 2018 0 comments

I don’t play basketball. It’s nothing against the sport itself, but I never grew up playing it.

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.