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No More Bottled Water

Kudos to Mayor Cicilline and the following restaurants for their enlightened thinking regarding bottled water. According to the ProJo, Cicilline and the owners of five local restaurants announced yesterday that they are joining national efforts to curb the use of bottled water. The owners of Providence establishments Local 121, Benders Caffe, the Hot Club, Trinity

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PDD: Open for Business or whatever…

Hi guys and gals, Providence Daily Dose Phase Two is now accepting all your contributions. We know you’re sitting there thinking “I’ve got all these cools ideas and opinions, I wish there was a way I could disseminate them to a ready-made audience with little to no effort on my part.” Well your dreams have

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What Cheer Kneecap

A doctor at Miriam Hospital operated on the wrong knee of a patient undergoing elective surgery yesterday.  According to today’s ProJo, The surgical team had apparently followed the key safety protocols, including marking the correct knee and pausing to verify the site before operating… Here’s my thought.  Why mark the correct knee? Wouldn’t it make

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fixer-upper, roof leaks

This from the Blackstone Parks Conservancy: A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on September 5th at 10:00 AM for the restoration of the historic Trolley Shelter on Blackstone Boulevard. The shelter, originally designed by architectural firm Stone, Carpenter and Willson in 1904, was built by Swan Point Cemetery to provide a waiting spot for those

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huge advances in petunia technology

I had been meaning to spotlight the swell plantings dotting the downtown area but the ProJo beat me to it yesterday. The simple and sophisticated designs are by Gates, Leighton & Associates with the all-important maintenance being performed by the Downtown Improvement District. Big ups for getting the hanging baskets right; they are enormous which

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saturday — computer, cell phone disposal

Waste management was already hard enough, but computers and cell phones are presenting a special set of problems and must be handled separately. Rhode Island Resource Recovery is having a computer and e-waste drop-off day this coming Saturday (the next one is August 23rd). This is for Rhode Island residents only. (Removing all the porn

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Boulevard Bike Lanes Inauguration 1PM today

The previously mentioned Blackstone Boulevard bicycle lanes will be officially opened today with a ribbon cutting (oh please have those giant scissors) and a press conference with politicians trying to take credit and out-green each other. But this is a good thing so I shouldn’t be snarky. Big props to City Councilman Cliff Wood for

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Providence Sound Session: An insider’s guide to Monday (let’s start slow)

Okay everybody, so there is a lot going on tonight that discerning listeners will want to take part in. Of course there is the official SS’08 fare at Black Rep. Soul/R&B/House/Funk singer and songwriter Eric Roberson headlines a night of the Funky (local artists Grow), the sparse and political (multifaceted NYC poet Oveous Maximus) and

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