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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

“Our education just isn’t important enough.” School Budget Measures the City’s Commitment to Children

One after another, Providence Schools students and parents stepped up to the mic at the City Council on June 11 to demand that the city increase its appropriation to public schools by $20 million in the coming school year. Their...

Providence Scorecard

It’s hard to find facts and figures specifically about Providence.  Often, the state bundles Providence together with Pawtucket, Central Falls, and Woonsocket into “the urban core”.  And the federal government has created Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) which are geographic regions...

Civics Education is the Lifeblood of Democracy

Do we believe our votes make any difference? Are those who fought to extend the franchise to the landless, the formerly enslaved, to women, to Native Americans and others,...

Letters to the Editor 06.19

To the Editor, Thank you for the June 5th article “What’s Wrong with the Land Use Plan?” by the Providence Sustainability Committee. It laid out a thorough analysis of the problems with the important...

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Previous Articles

Nathan Bishop: “He Could Do More Work With Less Noise Than Any Man…”

Searching “Nathan Bishop” to understand why Providence decided to name a school for him in the 1930s, one might find an Englishman who briefly...

What’s Wrong with the Land Use Plan?

Editor’s Note: Providence is currently engaged in a once a decade endeavor, writing its Comprehensive Plan, and this Comp Plan will be the foundation for zoning and development decisions throughout the city.  The Providence Eye will be publishing discussions about specific sections now under...

How Clean is Providence’s Air?

Everybody breathes, so clean air is critical to everyone’s health. Poor air quality is...

Garbage In; Garbage Out. Providence is Missing the Mark on Recycling–By a Long Shot

Trash in Providence is disposed of in one of three ways: it is recycled,...

Providence College and Smith Hill: Town and Gown Intersect

On the evening of Wednesday April 3, around 40 people gathered at the Smith...

Palaces for the People’s Children?  A Very Short History of Providence Public Schools  

The Providence Eye is inaugurating a series on the origins of the names of...

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...

Community Reinvestment Act: Back to the Movement

Recently on multiple Sunday afternoons, WGBH Channel 2 has been reintroducing the classic Civil...

The Comprehensive Plan: What People Are Saying

On May 30 and June 3, Providence Preservation Society (PPS) hosted community conversations about the city’s emerging Comprehensive Plan in the nonprofit’s second-floor meeting...

The Public Maintaining Public Gardens

With the rise of industrialization and the growth of cities in the nineteenth century,...

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

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Centennial Celebration Coming

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Rest and Renew Yoga

Join us for Rest and Renew yoga classes with Danielle Cavallacci, RYT! This is...

TEA PARTY

TEA PARTY (Theme for this month: Summer food) Tea Party is a perfect reason...

Sewing Workshop for Adults: Introduction to the Sewing Machine

Join our volunteer instructor, Cate, to learn about using a sewing machine. This workshop...