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Army Navy Game

(12.9) For the first time in the 124-year history of the Army-Navy series, the game will be played in New England, and Providence has rolled out the welcome mat. On Friday, over 700 Navy midshipmen will be pulling into Providence to check into the luxurious ‘Fair Winds Suites’ (a.k.a. Gina’s sick bay*) at the RI […]

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Hurricane Barrier Work Begins — Detour On Allens Ave

Work begins today on the hurricane barrier where it crosses Allens Avenue. The first phase of construction — replacing the underground hydraulics of the sewer gates located at the intersection of Allens Avenue and Henderson Street — will begin Monday, July 24th, and should conclude by mid-August. During this phase of construction, southbound traffic on

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Alarm Test

(6.22) Do not panic. The Providence Emergency Management Agency has announced it will conduct tests on the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System at noon, Thursday, June 22. Officials advise that the sirens may be heard in surrounding communities. The agency said residents do not need to take any action during the test. The

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School’s Out For The Summer

Providence’s school zone surveillance apparatus will remain unplugged for the next two months. From the ProJo: Drivers no longer need to worry about $50 tickets for speeding through school zones in Providence, East Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket, because the speed cameras have all been turned off for the summer. Under state law, the cameras are

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Work Starts On Washington Bridge West

Commuters heading into the city may want to give themselves a few extra minutes Monday morning when RIDOT begins a $78-million project to repair and widen Washington Bridge. All lanes on I-195 West will be narrowed and shifted to the right from the Broadway interchange in East Providence to the South Main Street exit in

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Columbus Day Festival All Weekend

(10.11) Be advised, several blocks of Atwells Avenue (between Dean and Sutton Streets) have been closed to traffic to make way for the 29th annual Columbus Day Festival. DePasquale Plaza will be jumping. Guests will be able to experience cuisine from over 20 Federal Hill restaurants that have expanded seating or are offering additional menu

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Siren Testing

(7.8) The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct tests of the Port of Providence emergency siren warning system at noon on Thursday, July 8. The primary goal of these tests is to ensure proper functioning of the sirens and the system control panels associated with them.  These sirens may be audible in surrounding communities.

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Two-Hour Free Parking At Meters

In an effort to help local businesses get back on their feet, the Mayor has extended the two-hour free parking at meters deal through the end of 2021 in designated commercial corridors. From GoProvidence: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently announced that the free two-hour parking available in designated Providence commercial districts will continue through Dec. 31, 2021. The

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Prov Parking Ban Starts

(2.7) A winter storm warning has been issued for the entire state. The Mayor’s Office has issued this parking ban notice: Due to expected severe winter storm conditions, a citywide parking ban will go into effect at 8:00 AM, tomorrow, Sunday, February 7, until further notice. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they

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They’re Baaack

The City of Providence has relaunched the school zone speed cameras with a 30-day warning period for new locations only. From the ProJo: Fourteen cameras will remain in their previous locations, the city said, and six will be added in new locations. The only camera location being eliminated is on Mount Pleasant Avenue. The new

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Event Planning

Given a shocking absence of epidemiological blogging protocols on file, it became necessary for the Providence Daily Dose to call an emergency meeting of the Subcommittee on Contagion. We came up with the following thoughts: Since much of our content consists of “upcoming events,” and those are getting canceled faster than they we can type*,

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