I-195

Arts & Culture
10:27 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence

Logo for the Fox show "Family Guy" set in Rhode Island.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

As you may or may not know, the TV show “Family Guy” killed off the family dog Brian Griffin. Thousands of fans are petitioning online to bring Brian back.

But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.

"Let’s strike while the iron is hot, and get a really dope statue in the city of Providence," said David Rocha in his online plea to get a statue in Providence.  

That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.

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The Bottom Line
2:31 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

The Bottom Line: I-195 Redevelopment Involves Going Down Before Going Up

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.

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RI News
8:39 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Executive Director Hired for Redevelopment of I-195 Land

The commission charting the redevelopment of about 20 acres made available by the relocation of Interstate 195 has hired an executive director.  The vacant land is viewed as a source of economic growth in Providence.

Jan Brodie was chosen after the I-195 Commission conducted a six-month search. She’s due to start work as the commission’s executive director May 20th.

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RI News
2:57 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Redevelopment of Land in Providence Underway

Credit John Bender / RIPR

Groundbreaking was held outside downtown Providence for the newest phase of the I-195 relocation project.

The redevelopment will repair streets, create public spaces, and prepare land for commercial use on the 35 acre parcel west of the Providence River.

Rhode Island Department of Transportation Deputy Director Phillip Kydd says the program helps to free up crucial land for development in Providence.

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