Category Archives: General News

Celebrate Providence! in Lippitt Park

The City has announced their schedule for the Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Series. July features Lippitt Park. This program brings music, dance and theatre into neighborhood parks throughout the city. All events are free and open to the public. More information about all of the events may be found at: The Celebrate Providence! […]

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Quick notes from May’s SNA Meeting

The May meeting of the Summit Neighborhood Association was held at the Mount Hope Learning Center on May 21st.

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Count butterflies with Audubon in June & July

Help with the North American Butterfly Association’s annual Butterfly Count with a range of orientation and counting days in June and July (see below).


Updated: 16th Annual Summit Neighborhood Yard Sale

The yard sale was a big success ! Thanks to everyone who helped, donated, or found bargains ! The Big 16th annual SNA yard sale is coming up on Saturday, May 12th (Raindate is the following Sat., May 19th). As always, it will be held on the front lawn of the Church of the Redeemer […]

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New RIPTA eFares and eFareboxes on buses

Good news for RIPTA riders of today and tomorrow. RIPTA is introducing magnetic cards and smart cards that can be used instead of cash when you get on the bus, and (in the future) will be recharge-able on the bus. Since RIPTA drivers can’t make change, having some alternative way to pay for your ride […]

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Hillside Health building still in limbo

John Smithers and neighbors near the former Hillside Health Center continue to monitor the bankruptcy court process that will determine whether and when the facility can be sold and re-developed. This week John spoke with Attorney Rick Land of the receiver, Winograd, Shine & Zacks, P.C. and learned the following: 1) The Hillside Center has […]

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January crime report for Summit

The Summit Neighborhood Association checked-in recently with Lt. Sciavulli of our Community Police Station—District 8 to learn if there were any trends or recent concerns  for which we should be alert. Following the [despicable] tire slashing at the end of December, crime appears to have moderated in January in sub-district 8-3 (largely the Summit area) […]

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Carriage House offers dance, theater for your kids

Everett Dance Theatre’s Carriage House School announces its class offerings for the 2006-2007 season, for youth aged 6 and above. Classes range from improvisational acting, hip hop dance, ballet, and Polynesian dance. We also offer a performing arts mentorship program, with training in writing, film making, acting, and special projects. Classes are taught by the […]

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Keep car items out of sight, police advise

This Tuesday, Sept. 5, James Kelley spoke with Lt. Schiavulli of our Community Police Station–District 8 on behalf of Summit Neighborhood Association to learn if there are any trends or recent concerns that may need extra precautions for which we should be alert. Jim will continue to be SNA’s contact for news from District 8, […]

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Zoning Board says “no” to second driveway

The Providence Zoning Board of Review refused to grant a variance to build a second driveway at a house at 170-174 Fourth Street on August 22. SNA argued against the variance, the second parking-related variance requested and refused for this property in the last year. Former SNA Board member Bonnie Robison mobilized neighbors to oppose […]

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