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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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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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