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Ward 3 elects LaFortune to City Council

Nirva LaFortune won the opportunity to represent Ward Three on the Providence City Council in an election Wednesday characterized by low voter turnout. Democrat LaFortune took 94 percent of the vote, or 1,261. Republican David Lallier Jr. got 55 votes and Independent Chris Reynolds got 22 votes, according to figures in The Providence Journal. LaFortune […]

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Summit Avenue park renovation date set

This announcement is from Wendy Nilsson, the city’s parks superintendent.   Hi Summit Park Friends, Good news . . .construction for the site work [concrete walk, logs, sandbox, playground mulch, bridge, boulders, log tunnel (new) Little Library, tree, bench and painting] at Summit Avenue Park will begin on August 15th and is expected to be […]

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Hope Street farmers market in full swing

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Candidates for Ward Three City Council seat get chance to state their positions

This time, the candidates for the Ward Three City Council seat got to speak their minds. The last time four of the five declared office seekers got together – on June 15 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School – they just sat and listened to the concerns of their constituents. However, on Tuesday evening […]

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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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