Category Archives: Issues

Observatory group meeting discusses concerns about neighborhood

The Observatory Neighborhood Association has held its second organizational meeting and discussed local concerns with members of the city administration as well as elected representatives. According to minutes provided by Ruth Breindel, the meeting chair, the group convened at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Rochambeau library branch and the main topics were parking hazards, […]

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Residents condemn racial, ethnic slurs

A house on Hope Streets displays the neighborhood’s revulsion. On Oct. 15, several plastic bags weighted with rice and containing literature composed of racial and cultural slurs were found strewn on lawns and driveways on Methyl and Ogden Streets, Lorimer Avenue and Overhill Road. The police and fire departments, the mayor’s office and the state […]

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How to help cut crime in our neighborhood

Hello Neighbors There will be a meeting on how to organize your block for those interested in serving as “Block Captains” in order to improve security in the neighborhood. Date: Monday, March 16th Time: 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Location: The Miriam Hospital, Main Building, 3rd Floor Department of Medicine Conference Room Questions:  Call The Neighborhood […]

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SNA’s Rhode Island Gubernatorial Forum

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 the six candidates from the two major parties vying for the opportunity to run for governor of Rhode Island came to Summit to ask for support. On stage at Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave., Republicans Ken Block and Allan Fung joined Democrats Todd Giroux, Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel […]

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Aspirants to be governor come to Summit seeking support at second political forum

See the video of the event by Steve Ahlquist… On Wednesday, July 30, the six candidates from the two major parties vying for the opportunity to run for governor of Rhode Island came to Summit to ask for support. On stage at Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave., Republicans Ken Block and Allan Fung joined Democrats […]

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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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Potholes on Ninth Street are gone

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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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Neighbors, elected officials, candidates socialize at SNA’s annual meeting

Nearly 90 people gathered for social and political conversations on the evening of March 3 at the SNA annual meeting. Held at The Highlands on the East Side, the event featured drinks and snacks with an opportunity for neighbors to socialize with neighbors plus their elected representatives and candidates for office. House Speaker Gordon Fox, […]

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Firing of Librarian Protested

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