City Hall

Time To Clean House

Specifically, the Aldermen Chambers in Providence City Hall with its undisputed primo portrait real estate. Why has pride of place been given to the image of a corrupt, twice-convicted felon, who spent over four years in federal prison? This portrait should have been relocated years ago. Now we have Sheila Bentley, Buddy Cianci’s ex-wife, sharing […]

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PVD Winter Lights And Tree Lighting

(12.2) Head downtown this weekend for the PVD Winter Lights Market and Tree Lighting featuring food, public arts installations, entertainment, and two tree lighting ceremonies. This year we will also offer the Winter Lights Market, an artisan market which will be housed in a heated tent between the City Center skating rink and Burnside Park.

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Mayoral Inauguration

(1.5) Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza will be sworn in as Providence’s 38th Mayor on Monday, January 5th. 1:30pm: Seating opens for Inauguration Ceremony, steps of Providence City Hall 2pm: Inauguration Ceremony 3:00pm: Reception with Mayor Elorza, City Hall, second floor 7pm: One Providence Inaugural Celebration, Cranston Street Armory, 310 Cranston Street The weather looks good.

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Incontrovertible Proof — Cianci Is A Horrible Horrible Person

He says so himself. When the ProJo first ran “Felon mayor’s own words condemn him” by Steven Frias in July my first thought was that I would be reviving and sharing this piece as the election drew closer . . . if needed. Well, it seems to be needed, and the Providence Journal editorial board

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St. Pat’s And St. Joe’s At City Hall

Providence City Hall will be celebrating two noted feast days from the calendar of saints. Refreshments will be served. Friday, March 15th — The St. Patrick’s Day Party includes an invocation and keynote, blah blah blah, but more importantly a dance performance by the Goulding School of Irish Dance and a musical performance by the

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Six Photographers Capture Removal Of I-195

An upcoming exhibit in the Providence City Hall Gallery — “I-195: A Photographic Excavation” — presents the work of six local photographers who have documented the demolition and removal of Interstate Route 195, from the initial DOT Gold Wrecking Ball event at India Point in November of 2010 through the end of 2011. The exhibit

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Open Providence Hearing

(5.21) A public hearing and discussion meeting — organized by the Open Providence Commission for Transparency and Accountability — will be hosted Monday by the Rhode Island School of Design. (In November 2011 the Providence City Council created the Open Providence Commission bringing together city employees, outside experts and everyday citizens to help city residents

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I Like Ike

Only minutes after the airing of last Wednesday’s “City Hell” episode of Ghost Hunters, featuring Providence City Hall, the self-styled The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) — plumbers from Warwick — were getting the South Park treatment. Coincidence? I don’t think so. The ghost of Mayor Thomas Doyle must have some serious mojo. In the episode

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Providence Inaugural Events Schedule

Angel Taveras’s inauguration takes place on Monday, January 3rd, and will be celebrated around town with a series of events that week.  None are publicly funded, and they’re all free and open to the public, but you need to register for the biggest event — a huge celebration at the Convention Center on Monday night.

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