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Hola! Madrid Bakery Is Open

The Madrid European Bakery & Patisserie in Wayland Square has finally opened with its promise of continental sophistication and delicious baked goods. This is a family affair with husband-and-wife team Sergio Mendoza and Hercilia Corona at the helm (seen below is Hercilia’s mother, Adriana). Obviously, when the weather clears, the doors can be flung open …

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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 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 Granola Project;Robin Hollow Farm; Matunuck Oyster Farm; Bomster Scallops; the …

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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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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 ) The Sugar Honey Iced Tea (Providence ) Extraordinary Rendition …

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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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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 Blackstone Park Conservancy. Rain dates are the following Wednesday; today …

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