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Free Trains To Quonset Air Show

(5.21) Free train service. Free parking. Avoid the traffic. The RIDOT ‘Trains to Planes’ program returns after last year’s successful debut. The Providence Station is one of three participating stations. (Free parking near state house — see map at website.) There will be three trains

Yeah, I Got Your Uber Right Here

Well, here we are 40 years later and in a weird way Travis Bickle’s vision for New York City has come true. Midtown is all cleaned up now, and while “the rain” did wash away the scum, the pimps, the filth, the dogs, I can’t

Cruise Night — Steel Yard

(7.15) Want to get all up in someone’s grill? This is the place. It’s time for the 11th annual Cruise Night at the Steel Yard. Each year, this family friendly event has consistently grown larger, bringing classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts together from throughout the

Ferry To Newport Begins Service

A one-way ticket is only $10! This is how you get to Newport with your out-of-town visitors. And there is a bar on board. The ferry was tucked in with the tugs last night as workers put the finishing touches on the “terminal” (a tent

Providence-To-Newport Ferry Coming On Line

By July 1st? Not much to look at right now but plenty of workers were beavering about with trucks, pavers, and front-end loaders today. It could happen and it will be great to have the ferry back. Some details from the Providence Journal: The ferry

Hopkins, Brown . . . Amendola

One more Patriot calls Benefit Street home. Nobody knows why, but apparently New England Patriots’ wide receiver Danny Amendola now lives on Benefit Street and he’s already fighting with the neighbors. In a controversy that absolutely no one is calling Carport-Gate, Amendola has erected a

Cruise Night At Steel Yard

(7.10) Hood ornaments, tuck ‘n’ roll upholstery, candy flake paint, and chrome polished to within an inch of its life — these cars are works of art. Head over to the Steel Yard Cruise Night and see classic cars from all eras. Hoods are often

‘Smokey And The Bandit’ At MotB

(7.31) In 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors beer east of the Mississippi River without a permit. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. Tonight’s Movies on the Block film is the much-beloved

Steel Yard Cruise Night

(7.11) The Steel Yard will be holding its 9th Annual Cruise Night this Friday. Each year, this family friendly event has consistently grown larger, bringing classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts together from throughout the region in an old school rendezvous and show off. The 2014

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Food Trucks

The Providence Phoenix has a comprehensive rundown of the Providence food truck scene — from sliders to escargot to vegan soft serve — including all the Twitter tags. (What perfect technological synergy. Twitter was made for the food truck business . . . and the

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Gallery Night Starts

(3.20) The 18th season of Gallery Night starts tonight. Every third Thursday of the month from March to November, galleries across Providence open their doors. Artbus tours leave One Regency Plaza downtown periodically, stopping at 4 galleries each and lasting about two hours. Or walk,

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Clocks Spring Forward One Hour

(3.9) Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts at 2am, Sunday, March 9 and ends on November 2nd. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), DST was formally introduced in the United States in 1918. Today, most of the country and its territories observe

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Air Quality Alert Day Thursday (Also Friday) — Free RIPTA

The Department of Environmental Management has declared Thursday, July 18, an Air Quality Alert Day. Ditto for Friday, July 19th. The DEM warns that people should limit outdoor exercise and stay in air conditioning when possible, particularly in the early evening.  Elevated ozone levels can

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Steel Yard Cruise Night

(7.12) Rain date Saturday (enough with the rain already). Head over to the Steel Yard for the 8th Annual Cruise Night. This unique event is more than a simple display of chrome and horsepower, but is also an important part of the Steel Yard’s Works

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Air Quality Alert

(6.24/25) The Department of Environmental Management has declared Monday, June 24, an Air Quality Alert Day. [Extended through Tuesday, June 25.] The Department of Health warns that unhealthy levels of ozone can cause throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, shortness of breath, increased susceptibility to respiratory

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Air Quality Alert Day Thursday, Free RIPTA — Friday Too

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is predicting that air quality will reach unhealthy levels in Rhode Island on Thursday, May 30. Unhealthy conditions along the southern sections of Rhode Island on Thursday and moderate elsewhere. Unhealthy conditions on Friday across the state as