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Two East Side Fire Stations Close

Budget cuts and reorganization have forced the closing of two Providence Fire Stations. The new union contract stipulates that Engine 5 at Humboldt Avenue be disbanded, while continuing its air-supply operations. Engine 4 at Rochambeau Avenue has also been decommissioned. Saturday was the last shift.

Holiday Twofer On Stimson

(12.4) Not only is the International House having a crafts and food sale, but right down the street on the opposite side, Cub Scout Troup (or is it a Pack?) 88 is selling Christmas trees (in the back of Central Congo but entrance is on

Hope Street Block Party

(6.6) Head over to Hope Street for the annual Spring Block Party. Activities include: fashion show, food trucks, rock climbing wall, pie eating contest, open mic, pop-up playground, art, games, face painting, skateboarding, and live music featuring . . . Chachi Carvalho, Math the Band,

Mayor to Address CHNA

(4.22) The original agenda of tonight’s scheduled meeting of the College Hill Neighborhood Association (CHNA) was “Plowing, potholes, and parking” but it looks like the stadium proposal might also get an airing. According to the website the agenda does include a Q&A with Mayor Jorge

Hope Street Stroll

(12.4) The Hope Street Merchants Association will host its annual Hope Street Holiday Stroll this Thursday. Craft tent, food trucks, petting zoo, fire jugglers, picture with Santa, sleigh ride, and live music. 4pm to 8pm, Thursday, December 4, Hope Street between 5th and Rochambeau

Neighborhood Opposes Bridgham Estate Subdivision

The historic Bridgham Estate at the intersection of Blackstone Boulevard and Rochambeau Avenue is such a singular property that it has actually been difficult to sell. First listed four years ago at $12.5 million, the price has since dropped to a very reasonable $4.95 million,

Hope Street Farmers Market Saturdays

The Hope Street Farmers Market at Lippitt Park runs from 9am to 1pm every Saturday through October. This is the mother of all markets with many craft vendors and artisans setting up along the Boulevard side. Food vendors on tap include: Green Leaf Farm; Providence

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Hope Street Spring Block Party

(5.31) The Hope Street Spring Block Party returns this year with two stages of music, lively activities, food trucks, sidewalk sales, restaurant specials and the popular “Beers for Ballet” Beer Garden, featuring seven local breweries and benefiting Festival Ballet. New this year to the Spring

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Tom Sgouras At Woods-Gerry Ends Wednesday

(9.25) Only a few days left to check out “Remembered Landscapes” at the Woods-Gerry Gallery. The impact of these glowing oil on linen landscapes does not depend on knowing how “remembered” they are, but the fact that artist Tom Sgouras was losing his eyesight during

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Eric Barao Duo + Karma Rocket @Parlour

(9.19) A special heads-up for a cool night of music Thursday at the Parlour. (Yes, these musicians are personal friends of mine, but they also happen to be good — thank God.) Singer-songwriter Eric Barao — seen here playing with full band at the Red

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Summit Music Festival

(8.24) The Summit Neighborhood Association invites you to the 4th Annual Summit Music Festival this Saturday at Lippitt Memorial Park (north end of Hope Street). Featuring music by: The Stooges Brass Band (New Orleans) Marco Benevento (New York) Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes (Providence

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‘The Haunted Palace’ At Rochambeau

(8.22) Head over to the Providence Community Library’s Rochambeau location for a free screening of the 1963 film, “The Haunted Palace,” starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and directed by Roger Corman. The film was inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”

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Boulevard Summer Concert Series Kicks Off

The annual Blackstone Boulevard summer concert series — “In Concert With Nature” — held at the trolley hut kicks off today, Wednesday, June 19, with performances by the Classical High School Jazz Band and the Classical String Ensemble. More information about upcoming concerts at the

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RI Black Heritage Marks Historical Site

(6.8) The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society is hosting a community event Saturday at 15 Pratt Street to commemorate the state’s first neighborhood recreational/educational center for African Americans, the John Hope Settlement House at its original site. First known as the Crispus Attucks Association during

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Hope Street Block Party

(5.18) It’s been a challenging year for the merchants of Hope Street.  Pfizer viagra Construction, noise, and detours have disrupted the retail climate for business owners and customers alike, and they want to reward your patience with a bigger and better Spring Block Party .

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Free Eyesores At Rochambeau

(4.18) The Rochambeau Library will host Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores Thursday at 7pm. Shake off the winter blues with some stomping Gypsy rhythms, Appalachian dirges, Irish fiddles, Kraut rock and multi-layered percussion. Truly something for everyone. Free concert, 7pm, Thursday, April 18, Rochambeau