Category Archives: Environment

Second public meeting on ‘tot lot’ plan hears cost estimate, alternate study

By Anthony Arrigo SNA board member As promised, a second public meeting regarding renovations at the Summit Avenue “tot lot” to include community gardens was held the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27. Members of the Summit Neighborhood Association, the city Parks Department and concerned residents gathered at Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave., to exchange views.

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Second Tot Lot Meeting

When: Saturday October 27th, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Where: Summit Commons There will be a second public meeting regarding the revitalization of the (so called) Tot Lot on the corner of 9th and Summit.  The meeting will be held on Saturday October 27th, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Summit Commons (between Chace Ave. and Hillside Ave).  In […]

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Plans for improved “tot lot” include community gardens

By Kerry Kohring About 25 adult Summit residents – plus a few kids here and there – were presented with the city’s proposal on Thursday for improving the playground/park at Ninth Street and Summit Avenue, which includes provision for community gardens. However, concern by some of the people present about limiting the size of the […]

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Progress on sewer/water project

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Blackstone Park Volunteers Needed

Blackstone Parks Conservancy is looking for volunteers to work in Blackstone Park on Saturdays during June. Our goal is to remove Japanese bittersweet, and invasive species, throughout the park. When: Saturdays from 8:30 to 10:00 Where: Location varies. Please e-mail me for directions if you plan to join us. What: Removing bittersweet throughout the park […]

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SNA Sustainability Series: Water Features, Fish Ponds, and Mosquito Prevention

DATE: 6/6/2012 LOCATION : East Side/Mount Hope YMCA Following on the heels of a great Urban Beekeeping event, we’d like to announce the next free workshop in our SNA Sustainability Series: Water Features, Fish Ponds, and Mosquito Prevention, which will take place at 7 PM on 6/6 in the Childcare Center of the East Side/Mount […]

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Water flowing from supplemental pipes

Water has begun flowing through an above-ground system of pipes and hoses to a small segment of the Summit neighborhood in preparation for below-ground work on storm-sewer lines. Crews from the contractor for the Narragansett Bay Commission have hooked flexible blue hoses from pipes along the street to the outside faucets of residences along portions […]

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Temporary water-supply pipes part of massive drain project

By Anthony Arrigo SNA board member The installation of temporary water-supply pipes above ground in the Summit neighborhood is one more example of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s (NBC) construction work on the Combined Sewer Overflow Program (CSOP), the affects of which will be felt for three to four more years. The CSOP is a $500-million-plus […]

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Water pipes appear in neighborhood

The Narragansett Bay Commission has started laying some pipe above ground in the Summit neighborhood to insure that clean water is provided while sewer work is being done.

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City announces yard debris pickup

The City of Providence Department of Public Works announced Tuesday, April 3, that yard debris pick up begins this week. Residents can bring yard debris to the curb with their regular recycling and trash. Loose debris must be bagged or contained in a yard clipping barrel. Sticks and trimmings must be cut to 4 feet […]

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