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Public Broadcasting Merger Should Inspire Competition and Innovation Across the Entire Media Market

People across Providence and throughout Rhode Island expect to be two or three Kevin Bacons removed from their elected officials or the prominent business, civic, and nonprofit leaders who shape public conversations. In a state of just a bit more...

Recycling Rates

The City of Providence contracts Rhode Island Waste Management to collect and dispose of its waste and recycling. Waste Management is responsible for bringing Providence’s refuse to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Center in Johnston where it’s either processed at...

Community Reinvestment Act: Back to the Movement

Recently on multiple Sunday afternoons, WGBH Channel 2 has been reintroducing the classic Civil Rights series, “Eyes on the Prize”, and one of the last episodes was entitled "...

Letters to the Editor 05.15

To the Editor, Thank you for Jonathan Howard’s excellent article about that state of Providence’s school system. Changing the course of a school system is like turning an ocean liner - it takes foresight,...

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Are Providence Schools Better Off After Five Years of State Management?

.entry-thumb { max-width:400px; text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto;} On November 1, 2019, RI Department of Education (RIDE)...

What’s Up with the Downtown Transit Hub?

A crucial meeting presenting options for the transit hub in Providence will be held at the Amica Mutual Pavilion, “The Dunk”, on May 13, 4-7pm.  The purpose is to obtain community feedback related to RIPTA’s plan to develop a new transit center that would...

Providence Leads in Community Built Art Projects

The Community Built Association (CBA) brings its unique approach to art and community engagement...

PPSD Cuts Language Classes Affecting Growing Multilingual Learner Population 

According to the Providence Schools website, 40% of the district’s students are multilingual learners....

Proposed ordinance would require Providence City Council approval before removing bike lanes

The Providence City Council is trying to hit the brakes on a mayoral plan...

Overview of the Budget Process

On Wednesday, April 17, Mayor Brett Smiley will present his proposed city budget.  The...

Divorce in the Public Library

Linda Kushner, resident of Providence, lawyer, and former Rhode Island politician, has written a...

Birders Flock to Swan Point Cemetery During Spring Migration

  Every May my friend, Miriam Locke, visits from California, and one of the places...

Centennial Celebration Coming

.entry-thumb { max-width:400px; text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto;} A hundred years ago, in May 1924, a library...

Lawsuit filed against PVD Public Schools and RIDE to protect multilingual learners from 360 High School closing

"This school is very special for our family and it is worth fighting for,”...

Free College and Job Skills at CCRI in Providence

After more than a decade as a firefighter and EMT, and then as a...

What Providence’s Proposed Zoning Changes Would Mean for Your Neighborhood

The City of Providence’s Planning Department has released a new map showing proposed changes...

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Upcoming Events

William Kentridge’s NO, IT IS (2012)

William Kentridge'sNO, IT IS(2012) is a triptych of animated flipbook films. The looped and...

Momentum: Imagining Social Justice Art Exhibit

Momentum, CSREA's 2023-2024 Imagining Social Justice Art exhibit, encompasses a wide spectrum of works...

Bookbinding: Clamshell Box with Caleb Getto

In this workshop, students will learn how to make cloth wrapped clamshell boxes. These...