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PawSox Owner To Present Stadium Plan Today

PawSox owner James Skeffington will be addressing the monthly Jewelry District Association (JDA) meeting today elaborating on what a great deal a taxpayer-funded sports stadiums will be for him. If, however, you believe that 1) the riverfront is the wrong location, and 2) $150+ million

‘Water Ways’ Exhibit At Children’s Museum

Who doesn’t love playing with, and staring at, water. Of course you have to get the kids out of the way first. The Water Ways exhibit at the Providence Children’s Museum has a new look. Providence Children’s Museum’s popular Water Ways exhibit reopened with a

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Flame Pizzeria Fires Up In Jewelry District

Early last year, Beth Comery reported on the resuscitation of Providence Cookie Company by Secadin “Sajo” Can and family. Their eatery on Peck Street in Downcity still offers a combination of Providence Cookie Company treats using Bette Hills’ original recipes, plus fresh lunch fare with

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Design Jam With Founders League

(1.15) Head down to Betaspring (a mentorship-driven startup accelerator program for technology and design entrepreneurs) on Chestnut Street for an unusual design event. Join the Founders League on January 15 to kick off our new series of Co-Working “Jellies.” Our first Jelly is for designers (of all

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Clam Shack In Providence

Yeah right, salads. I can make a salad. What I don’t have at home is a Fryolator and a clam rake. The Blount Clam Shack and Soup Bar on Richmond Street is open! They have obliterated the old Stanley’s interior, thank God, but it’s still

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Knowledge District In New York Times

It’s always nice to get some exposure in the national press. Even if no one here is ever going to call it the “Knowledge District” we can all get behind the concept. Yesterday’s article by Elizabeth Abbott does a nice job of explaining the history

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Discovery Studio Opens Thursday At Children’s Museum

On Thursday July 7, the Providence Children’s Museum debuts Discovery Studio, a vibrant new space for open-ended art and science exploration with rotating activities, imaginative play and creative expression. Children will use magnifying glasses to examine natural objects, investigate sand and water, explore the art

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Tiny Adorable Things At Children’s Museum

Now this is how you get on The Dose. If you don’t respond to this image I weep for your malignant and blighted soul. These finger puppets are the work of Seekonk resident and children’s artist Megan Jeffery, part of a new exhibit at the

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Drugs And Gum At The Spot Underground

‘Creation Tuesday’ tonight features Drugs and Gum (Christopher Stetson Wilson and another person) at the Spot Underground. Wilson describes the music, Drugs and Gum is an experimental pop and folk duo. All music is composed by a million monkeys at a million musical instruments. Any

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Potential Designs Revealed For Providence River Pedestrian Bridge

I laundered some materials through GCPVD earlier this week, which Jef has kindly posted in a comprehensible format. The bridge will be built in a couple of years, on the piers on which the old 195 crosses the river. Jef’s posted some official proposals here.

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Downtown planning sesh starts today

The Downtown Neighborhood Charette (whose area of focus includes the Jewelry District too) kicks off today. Full schedule is posted here, and today’s workshops are as follows: 11 am-12:30 pm Focus on Capital Center What do we need to do to complete Capital Center? Are

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Grillin’ (with) Rep. Segal

BBQ today chez Ari et moi. 5 – 8 P.M. at 63 Governor Street. Not a fundraiser; this is a chance to register to vote in District 2, to find out why you should support David’s campaign for reelection, and to sign up to volunteer.

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two greasy thumbs way up (and I mean greasy in a good way)

I have to throw in on this new Stanley’s Burgers place down on Richmond Street. I had never heard of this Rhode Island institution and I’m not a big hamburger person, particularly when it’s just a gigantic ball of ground meat. For me a sandwich

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to do tonight

Playing at the Hi-Hat tonight is Mark Olson, one of the founding members of the Jayhawks. The show starts at 7PM with openers, the ‘mericans, playing an acoustic set. This is a classy joint people — no sneakers, no t-shirts, no hats. C’mon, dress up.

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the ‘mericans play tonight

Nick-a-Nees has live music tonight from 9PM to closing. The ‘mericans will be playing a special stripped-down acoustic show. Opening act is Black Eyed Anchor. 75 South Street/Providence/861.7290/free admission

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Gone Fishin’

Downtown Riverwalk I stumbled upon these ridiculously enthusiastic kids fishing in the Providence River this afternoon. Today it was all white perch, but they reported that they often catch (and eat!) stripers and blue fish at this location.