Category Archives: Health/Safety

Summit Crime Watch: Call for Block Captains

The neighborhood Crime Watch group is making a call for Block Captains.  Ultimately, this is a way we can help reduce crime in our neighborhood.  Can you be your block’s captain?  Can you forward this to the person who can? Here is the website: www.summitcrimewatch.org From Monica Anderson, neighborhood liason for Miriam Hospital and Crime […]

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Representative from RIPTA to discuss potential new bus route in Summit

A representative from RIPTA will attend the next SNA Board meeting to hear our neighbors’ thoughts and answer questions on the proposed new bus route in Summit. If you took part in the survey we posted, or if you have other thoughts, concerns, suggestions, or questions, please come present them on Monday, December 13.  The […]

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Overnight parking ban to be lifted in Providence?

The ProJo ran an editorial this week asking the new Mayor to lift the ban on overnight parking in Providence.  How do you feel about this? Comment here on our SNA blog if you care.

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Gas meter hearing tomorrow, Weds, Feb. 11, 4:30

This just in from our friends at West Broadway Neighborhood Association,which has spearheaded work to prevent National Grid from forceably installing ugly exterior gas meters on the fronts of our homes. If you care about your curb appeal, check this out. Hello fellow neighborhood groups, I plan to call you all individually but in the […]

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Miriam moves date of parking meeting

Miriam Hospital has moved the date of the neighborhood Parking Meeting (see below) to April 19 to avoid conflicts with public meetings on the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The hospital has provided this schedule of upcoming events: Landscaping Meeting Tuesday, April 17th 6:30-8:30pm in the Fain Building second floor Lecture Hall. This meeting is being held […]

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Miriam wants resident input on parking

Miriam Hospital has invited residents to a meeting on parking issues on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 in the Fain Building on Fifth St (2nd floor lecture room). The meeting is part of a traffic study being conducted by consultants as a condition of Miriam’s approved master plan. Officials from the Providence Police and the […]

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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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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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More than one way to fix a sidewalk

If the broken or uneven sidewalk in front of your house was not chosen for replacement this year under Councilman Jackson’s bond-funded program (see story below), you still have two options for possible no-cost repairs, according to David Pontarelli in the Mayor’s office.

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Citizens responds swiftly to neighbor concerns

SNA salutes Citizens Bank Hope Street Branch Manager Sandra Carey and Regional Manager Dennis Wyatt for their rapid action on a neighbor concerns about safety at their lot on the corner of Hope and Lauriston. Neighbors cited traffic and pedestrian safety, noise, some after-hours uses of the lot and the property’s appearance among their issues […]

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