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Primary election candidates make appeal to residents at first of two forums

About 150 neighborhood residents and political advocates gathered in a large, muggy room Tuesday evening to hear the candidates for Providence mayor and District 4 representative plead their cases. Democrats Jorge Elorza, Brett Smiley, Michael Solomon and Christopher Young, all vying in the September primary for the chance to run for mayor, joined fellow Democrats […]

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Fountain turned on in Lippitt Park

The water in the Lippitt Park fountain began flowing again on Thursday evening, but by Friday morning had gone down somewhat. The city Parks Department employee in charge said there appear to still be some leaks. However, it does look beautiful “as long as people stay out,” he said. “People wreck it.”

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SNA 2014 Candidate Forums

Summit Neighborhood Association is pleased to announce our 2014 Candidate Forums for the upcoming primary elections! This election season we will be presenting two evenings of candidate forums featuring the following primary races: Tuesday, July 22 Providence Mayoral & Rhode Island State Representative Wednesday, July 30 Rhode Island Gubernatorial Both evenings will be held at […]

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Work begins for two-way Smithfield Ave.

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Potholes on Ninth Street are gone

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City commission approves NMS plan

The Providence City Plan Commission Tuesday approved a revised plan to construct a fitness center on North Main Street and to replace the Sears building with a 300-space parking lot. Although 11 neighborhood residents testified against the plan and members of the UniteHere! union displayed a chain of 86 letters, many from Summit, opposing the […]

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Board opposes North Main Street proposal

The SNA board of directors, at their regular, public meeting Monday night, voted to continue to oppose the proposal to demolish the Sears building on North Main Street and replace it with a parking lot. In a unanimous voice vote, the following motion was approved: “Given the very minimal nature of the response to the […]

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Parking-lot proposal for North Main Street resurfaces with few modifications

The proposal to demolish the Sears building on North Main Street and replace it with a 300-space parking lot is scheduled to come before a city hearing again, but with few of the changes urged by neighborhood residents and the planning panel itself.. The Procaccianti Group, the Rhode Island developers acting for the LA Fitness […]

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Spring cleaning on Hope Street

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Yard waste pick up begins in Summit

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