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School Starts

Heads up. The school zone speed cameras will be reactivated Monday, August 29, operating from 7am to 6pm on school days. Providence now has 20 cameras at the following locations: Plainfield Street (Laurel Hill Annex School) 773 Chalkstone Ave. (Nathaniel Greene Middle School) Hope Street (Hope High School) Mount Pleasant Avenue (Mount Pleasant High School) …

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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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Providence Marathon

(5.2) Residents along the route have been receiving road closure notices which is appreciated. The Providence Marathon will consist of three different overlapping routes for the marathon, the half marathon, and the 5K — all of which start and end at the State House. Much of the full marathon will actually take runners over to …

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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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Get Ready For School Zone Speed Cameras

The Mayor’s office announced the locations of the 15 Portable Camera Units (PCU’s) that will be operational in school zones throughout the city beginning September 3rd. Nine cameras will remain in their current locations and six will be moved. Cameras that are remaining in their current locations will begin issuing tickets immediately, starting on September …

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