Why Winter Is A Nightmare For Providence Youth — How You Can Help

Remember being a kid and jumping for joy when you saw the first snowflake of the season? The thrill of seeing beauty fall from the sky, the hope for snow days, and the desire to drop down and make snow angels returns to many this time of year. But for most of Providence youth, snow […]

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Big win for North Smithfield bus drivers and SEIU

From Matt: Coming on the heels of 200 Providence Headstart workers voting to join SEIU and 600 nurses at Kent Hospital voting to join UNAP, North Smithfield school bus drivers voted “Union Yes!” today by voting to join SEIU. The 34 school bus drivers and aides work for First Student, Inc. and serve the town

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Google Transit comes to Rhode Island!

I’ve just been informed that our beloved RIPTA has just brought Google Transit to Rhode Island (and in so doing, confounded the sites “city (comma) state” naming convention, as we are listed as “Statewide, RI”). For those not familiar with Google Transit, there’s actually no need to visit the site directly. Whenever you use Google

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Southwest F*cks Up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. aviation regulators on Thursday proposed to fine Southwest Airlines Co a record $10.2 million for allegedly failing to inspect planes for structural cracks.The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Southwest continued to fly uninspected aircraft even after the carrier notified the agency that it had missed a mandatory deadline to complete the

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On Kennedy Plaza…

Brussat’s column today. To quote our friend David Byrne: some good points, some bad points — both in the column, and at Kennedy Plaza. But I think Brussat hits the nail on the head, here: But a bus station next to a skating rink flanked by two parks and surrounded by civic, residential and commercial

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Salon tonight

Tonight the Athenaeum continues it’s “Meanwhile, At That Same Moment…” series, about stuff that was going on at the same time that the Athenaeum opened, in 1838: Fri, 2/29, 5-7pm: SALON – Meanwhile, At That Same Moment… part 4: Roger Williams University architectural historian Rick Greenwood on transportation, circa 1838. At his 1832 inauguration Providence’s

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Big Changes At Amtrak

As usual, this is swiped from Drudge: AMTRAK passengers will have to submit to random screening of carry-on bags in a major new security push that will also include officers with automatic weapons and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolling platforms and trains, the railroad is set to announce Tuesday. The initiative represents a significant shift for AMTRAK,

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