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Hope Street Summer Block Party

(8.6) The Hope Street Merchants will be throwing a Summer Block Party this Sunday with live music and performances, restaurants, beers, cocktails, food trucks, makers, artists, and more. This appears to be the updated schedule of music and events. In addition to all the family fun and street entertainment, and a beer and cocktail garden, …

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New Hotel Plan Heads To City Council

A plan to replace these three buildings on Angell Street at Brook with a five-story, 118-room hotel is now headed to the Providence City Council for approval of a zoning change from residential-professional to commercial. Local realtor Ed Bishop is partnering with an out-of-state developer that builds hotels in college towns on the project. Following …

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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. According to the ProJo the fire engines will also be …

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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, Medusah Black, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, Extraordinary Rendition Band, …

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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 Elorza, COO Brett Smiley, Chief City Engineer William Bombard and Councilman …

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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, and still no takers. The owners have now proposed that …

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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 Block Party is a fashion show with local models strolling …

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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 their execution does place him in some pretty exalted artistic …

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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” and a poem by Edgar Allen Poe (fun fact: additional …

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