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WaterFire hosts first ever lighting in honor of BIPOC residents

As the sun set Saturday, hundreds of visitors and Providence residents gathered at the Providence River to watch WaterFire, a community gathering and fire-lighting performance routinely held from summer to the end of fall. The Oct. 16 performance was the first WaterFire to celebrate Black, Indigenous ...


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E-bikes back in Providence: an early look at the Spin program

The City of Providence saw in June the return of an electric bike rental program, this time operated by the electric bike- and scooter-sharing company Spin. The orange bikes have become an increasingly common sight around College Hill, but the Spin program, which aimed to put 400 bikes on Providence ...


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What drives Lotus Pepper: College Hill’s Vietnamese food truck

Around lunchtime on Waterman Street on any given weekday, a cluster of students crowd the sidewalk, all of them awaiting the same thing: a meal from the Lotus Pepper food truck. Since 2013, the family-run eatery on wheels has been bringing Vietnamese home cooking to Providence’s East Side.  ...


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The Providence Athenaeum serves community for 200 years

Visited by the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Sarah Helen Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Providence Athenæum, founded in 1836, is one of just 21 member-funded libraries still open in the U.S. The Providence Library Company and original Providence Athenæum combined their collections and dissolved ...


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Prof. Julio Ortega reflects on tenure at U.

Professor of Hispanic Studies Julio Ortega has been teaching at the University since 1989. He began the the Transatlantic Project, which, according to the project’s website, is “dedicated to research, teaching and colloquia on the cultural and intellectual history of exchange, dialogue and debates ...


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U. School of Engineering re-accredited by ABET

The School of Engineering was re-accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology at the end of September, validating and enabling the continual growth of the engineering program at Brown. Engineering schools are accredited every six years, and this most recent re-accreditation ...


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Madrid Bakery brings taste of Spain to Wayland Square

Nestled in Wayland Square’s bustling food scene sits an unassuming, white-painted cafe. But take one look — and bite — inside Madrid European Bakery and Patisserie, and you won’t be disappointed. Operated by Spanish baker Sergio Mendoza, Madrid is home to some of Providence’s most decadent ...



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