I-195 http://ripr.org en Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islander-hopes-immortalize-cartoon-dog-providence <p>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.</p><p>But one Providence resident is hoping to do more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>"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. &nbsp;</p><p>That really dope statue he wants is of everyone’s favorite sarcastic martini swilling cartoon dog, Brian Griffin.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 15:27:33 +0000 John Bender 25682 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islander Hopes To Immortalize Cartoon Dog In Providence The Bottom Line: I-195 Redevelopment Involves Going Down Before Going Up http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-i-195-redevelopment-involves-going-down-going <p>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.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:31:18 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 24158 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: I-195 Redevelopment Involves Going Down Before Going Up Executive Director Hired for Redevelopment of I-195 Land http://ripr.org/post/executive-director-hired-redevelopment-i-195-land <p>The commission charting the redevelopment of about 20 acres made available by the relocation of Interstate 195 has hired an executive director.&nbsp; The vacant land is viewed as a source of economic growth in Providence.</p><p>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.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 May 2013 12:39:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 14857 at http://ripr.org Redevelopment of Land in Providence Underway http://ripr.org/post/redevelopment-land-providence-underway <p>Groundbreaking was held outside downtown Providence for the newest phase of the I-195 relocation project.</p><p></p><p>The redevelopment will repair streets, create public spaces, and prepare land for commercial use on the 35 acre parcel west of the Providence River.</p><p>Rhode Island Department of Transportation Deputy Director Phillip Kydd says the program helps to free up crucial land for development in Providence.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:57:46 +0000 John Bender 13227 at http://ripr.org Redevelopment of Land in Providence Underway