Category Archives: History

The Rhode Island Historical Society presents: The Transit of Venus

In June of 2012, don’t miss the truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the Transit of Venus; it won’t happen again until 2117! First on Sunday, June 3rd, learn more about the 1769 Transit on a walking tour of Providence’s East Side, exploring the very site where the Transit was observed almost 250 years ago.  Then, […]

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Welcome the North Main Street Merchants Association!

The North Main Street committee of SNA has been hard at work on forming the formal North Main Street Merchants Association, a separate non-profit organization with the purpose of bettering this important and historic commercial corridor.  They are very pleased to announce that the first meeting of this new organization has taken place.  The organization […]

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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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History Night II maps the past

About 20 neighbors took part in our “Where the East Side Used to Be” History NIght on Tuesday, November 23 at Church of the Redeemer. This neighborhood history event was organized in partnership with the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association to give everyone a chance to share their own stories about the past of our neighborhood. […]

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Do you remember….

Do you remember…. Where the East Side Used to Be? SNA joins with the Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association for our second annual joint neighborhood History Night on Tuesday, November 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer, 655 Hope Street. This time around, we invite neighbors to create their own history […]

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