Topic: Gentrification

Over the past decade, Thayer Street has evolved from an eclectic shopping district to a restaurant and chain-filled strip.

Metro, News

The changing faces of Thayer Street: Local shops struggle to stay afloat

December 6, 2019 9 comments

Lois Hollingsworth owned Zuzu’s Petals, a dress boutique on Thayer Street, for 24 years. But in 2015, she chose to shutter her store because of what she described as a drastic change in Thayer’s character.

Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

Op-eds, Opinions

Kent-Daggett ’19: City should prioritize low-income residents

October 19, 2018 8 comments

In an Oct. 15 column, Andrew Friedman ’19 made a simplistic and offensively ahistorical argument for Edge College Hill II — the new luxury student housing development on Canal Street.

South Providence residents protest Mayor Jorge Elorza’s proposed plan to renovate homes across the city. They fear the initiative will lead to ballooning housing prices, displacing longtime residents.


Local residents protest housing project

February 12, 2016 7 comments

On Thursday, homeowners from South Providence and Brown students gathered in front of the mayor’s office in City Hall to protest the EveryHome initiative.