Category Archives: Issues

Easter-egg hunt proposal prompts discussion of inclusiveness

The SNA board voted at its Feb. 18 regular meeting to go ahead with an Easter-egg hunt on March 30, but only after a lengthy discussion of the implications of celebrating a Christian holiday in a neighborhood with a large Jewish population. Some Jewish members of the board asked if the Easter event would imply […]

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House to hear I-195 Commission Bill tomorrow

As an update on the previous post regarding the I-195 Commission vote, to be heard by the House tomorrow, please see the following from our neighbors in Fox Point: The House has I-195 Redevelopment Commission on docket tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29th.  Take 30 seconds to read the updated information below about the now 61 acres of […]

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Update of Clarke Florist site

An update on the Clarke Florist site from the Friends of Preserve Hope Street: Dear Friends of Preserve Hope Street, Our journey to find a good use for the Clarke Florist site continues, and we wanted to send everyone an update. Zoning Appeal: The Schartner team has filed an appeal of the Providence Zoning Board ruling in […]

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SNA Newsletter – June Edition

Click here for the SNA Newsletter – June 2011 Edition

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Zoning Variance Denied for Clarke’s Florist Site

Zoning Variance Denied for Clarke’s Florist Site Report on the March 16 Zoning Variance Hearing by Summit Neighbor Elva Mathiesen The drive-thru coffee shop proposed for the Clark’s Flower Shop site on Hope Street was the last item on the agenda. When the neighbors finished filing into the hearing room, all the seats were full and […]

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For former inmates, mentors make a difference (ProJo)

Former convict Johnathan Bassett, left, and mentor Brent Mancuso play a board game at OpenDoors. The Providence Journal / Ruben W. Perez Most programs that try to prevent released inmates from going back to prison involve probation offices, job-training classes and counseling visits. But on Wednesday night at the Broad Street offices of OpenDoors this […]

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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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Upcoming Community Gardening Meetings

Just a reminder about the next two public meetings to discuss community gardening in our neighborhood. The meetings will both be held at Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave, at 6pm. The dates are the next two Sundays, the 19th and 26th.

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Study on community gardening

Here is a study from 2009 on community gardening. Urban Agriculture in Providence -Lippitt Park Couet_Thesis2

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