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Community gardeners share breakfast

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City describes proposal for second phase of Summit Avenue park renovations

Now that the community gardens are in place at the Summit Avenue park, the city is prepared to move ahead with Phase Two of the renovations. That’s the message that Parks Department Superintendent Wendy Nilsson and landscape architect Megan Gardner brought to a public meeting sponsored by SNA June 12 in the park. Speaking with […]

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People banned from Lippitt fountain because of danger, parks chief says

City Parks Department Superintendent Wendy Nilsson says she strongly reminded residents that the fountain in Lippitt Park is strictly off limits because of the danger of playing in it. “Parents were putting their kids into the water” and ignoring warnings by workers that they had just “shocked” the fountain with a toxic chemical – chlorine […]

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‘Undebate’ brings forth questions for Ward Three City Council candidates

Voters in Providence’s Ward Three had a public conversation Thursday night about the issues confronting their neighborhood and a panel of City Council hopefuls sat and listened. About 150 East Side residents gathering at Martin Luther King Elementary School to pose questions to four of the people running to replace recalled Councilman Kevin Jackson. It […]

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First of two sessions

UPDATE/CLARIFICATION: This event is a *COMMUNITY CONVERSATION* and while the candidates will introduce themselves, they will NOT be speaking extensively or answering questions. This is a listening opportunity for them, and will be driven entirely by (moderated) comments and discussion among YOU, the community members. It’s a chance for your concerns to be brought forward, […]

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Other gardeners need our help

A new community garden (built about the same time as ours) run by the African Alliance of Rhode Island was substantially damaged earlier this week when a truck ran over their fence and into the garden.  They are looking for volunteers to help with the re-building this Saturday from 9:00 AM to noon at 621 […]

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Join the discussion of the plans for the future of the tot lot and the fountain

The SNA is sponsoring separate public forums on the future of two iconic features of the neighborhood – the tot lot in the Summit Avenue Park and the fountain in Lippitt Park. The discussion of the playground will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, in the park. The discussion of the fountain will be […]

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New bus service for veterans

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) and the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs (RIOVA) announced a new pilot bus pass program today for local veterans. Funded by a grant from Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs, the project will enable RIPTA to learn more about the transportation needs of veterans while also offering […]

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SNA board members meet and greet at Hope Street merchants’ spring festival

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Shoots sprout in neighborhood gardens

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