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Articles by Ben Glickman (60)

The original 1648 Town Charter was thought to be lost until City Archivist Paul Campbell found it in the attic of Providence City Hall.

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Providence founding documents return to City Hall

February 26, 2020 Comments are Disabled

In 2011, while rummaging through a box labeled “To be indexed” in the dusty attic of City Hall, then-City Archivist Paul Campbell stumbled upon the 1648 Town Charter for the city of Providence — written on a piece of lamb vellum the size of a paperback book. Until then, the document had been thought lost to history.

Cicchitelli’s campaign platform emphasizes affordable housing. He works as a real estate agent and is currently the president of the Fox Point neighborhood association.

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Fox Point Neighborhood Assoc. President Cicchitelli enters Ward 1 Race

February 19, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Nick Cicchitelli thought his opportunity for public service had come in 2010, when he worked on the gubernatorial campaign of then Rhode Island General Treasurer Frank Caprio. Caprio lost. In 2014, he again worked on a Democrat’s campaign — this time, for R.I. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis . Then […]

Iowans, gathered in an auditorium in MacMillan Hall, prepared to raise their voting cards to cast their votes in a “satellite caucus.”


Iowa Caucus precinct at Brown splits delegates

February 4, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Ten Iowans sat in an auditorium waiting to caucus Monday night. But unlike tens of thousands of registered voters in the Hawkeye State, they were over 1,000 miles away from their home.

Roughly 35 demonstrators gathered in front of Chase Bank on Thayer for the latest in a series of nationwide Stop the Money Pipeline protests.

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Activists protest Chase Bank’s ties to fossil fuels

February 3, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Protesters waved colorful signs — painted with messages like “protect the lungs of the planet” and “defund fossil fuels” — outside Chase Bank’s Thayer Street location Friday.

Goncalves’ ’13 MA ’15 platform focuses on issues such as improving the Providence Public Schools, achieving environmental justice and practicing “smart development” of the city. He also wants to create a new tax policy that shifts the financial burden off of average taxpayers and examines “the whole system in a deliberate and thoughtful way.”

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Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 runs for Ward 1 City Council

January 29, 2020 Comments are Disabled

John Goncalves’ ’13 MA’15 favorite lessons to teach to his fourth grade class at the Wheeler School are about civics and figures who have tried to make the world a better place — figures like Greta Thunberg, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

The Whiskey Republic is a bar frequented by Brown students. New management plans to remodel the interior and the exterior in March.

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The future of ‘Whiskey Wednesdays’

January 22, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Local entrepreneurs Garry Williams and Frank Manfredi Jr. took over management of the Whiskey Republic, a bar on the Fox Point waterfront, on Jan. 1.

Over 40 young adults gathered at Trinity Brewhouse to watch Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.

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College students across political spectrum, state host debate-night events

November 21, 2019 Comments are Disabled

From College Democrats of Rhode Island to the University’s chapter of Turning Point USA, student-led political groups hosted events throughout Providence Wednesday night to watch the latest Democratic presidential debate.

The tower crane will be the tallest structure on campus, standing 20 feet taller than the Sciences Library. It will stand for at least 14 months.

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New crane to tower over campus

October 10, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A 200-foot-tall tower crane will be installed at the construction site for the Performing Arts Center in early November, and it will remain there for at least 14 months.

“The green wall,” which would consist of evergreens and deciduous trees, aims to address neighborhood concerns about trespassing, light pollution and wind, among others.

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University proposes ‘green wall’ for local residents

September 26, 2019 2 comments

University representatives presented a plan to build a “green wall” on the south end of the Erickson Athletic Complex to members of the Stimson Ave. Neighborhood Association during a meeting Wednesday night.

The owners of the former FroyoWorld shop maintain a small stake in the current Seven Creamery on Thayer Street.

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Seven Creamery replaces FroyoWorld on Thayer

September 23, 2019 2 comments

When Seven Creamery opened next to Ganko Ittetsu Ramen on Thursday — replacing longstanding frozen yogurt shop FroyoWorld — ice cream upstaged frozen yogurt on Thayer Street, at least for the time being.

Multimedia by Ben Glickman (7)