Kennedy Plaza http://ripr.org en Kennedy Plaza Bus Stops Relocated For Summer http://ripr.org/post/kennedy-plaza-bus-stops-relocated-summer <p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is relocating bus stops in Kennedy Plaza to nearby locations while the plaza is being renovated. With many buses traveling in and out, Kennedy Plaza is currently the hub of bus transportation in the city.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The City of Providence plans to build a large civic space in the plaza and increase the efficiency of the bus stops and pedestrian walkways. The relocations will go into effect on Saturday, July 12th and will last until the work is completed in the fall.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:30:15 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 36404 at http://ripr.org Kennedy Plaza Bus Stops Relocated For Summer Scott MacKay Commentary: The Providence Mayoral Race, It's Not All About Buddy http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-providence-mayoral-race-its-not-all-about-buddy <p>So Buddy Cianci is back in the campaign for Providence mayor. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay reminds us that he isn’t the only candidate.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Every newsroom used to have a crusty city editor who berated young reporters. Mine was a revered Providence Journal editor named Al Johnson who barked, ``put them in the ambulance before you take them to the hospital’’ when he wanted a story about a car accident.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:04:23 +0000 Scott MacKay 35899 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The Providence Mayoral Race, It's Not All About Buddy Lawmakers Consider Bill To Revitalize 'Superman' Building http://ripr.org/post/lawmakers-consider-bill-revitalize-superman-building <p>A bill that would use $39 million in taxpayers’ money to revitalize the vacant Superman Building is slated for a Senate Finance committee hearing this Tuesday.&nbsp; Lawmakers have been lukewarm about using a public subsidy for the Providence skyscraper.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:56:55 +0000 Ian Donnis 34581 at http://ripr.org Lawmakers Consider Bill To Revitalize 'Superman' Building Colleagues Remember Court Security Officer Frank McKnight as A Dedicated Professional http://ripr.org/post/colleagues-remember-court-security-officer-frank-mcknight-dedicated-professional <p></p><p>Colleagues are remembering the federal court security officer who died Thursday after a bus accident as a dedicated professional. Court officials say they’re using the accident to push for increased pedestrian safety in Kennedy Plaza.</p><p>US Marshal Jamie Hainsworth says Frank McKnight’s friends, co-workers and family are heartbroken after the unexpected loss of the 69-year-old.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:23:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 34415 at http://ripr.org Colleagues Remember Court Security Officer Frank McKnight as A Dedicated Professional Scott MacKay Commentary: Where To Put The Probation Office? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-where-put-probation-office <p>The plan to locate a state probation office on Fountain Street in downtown Providence is dead. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says the debate on where it ought to go may be just beginning.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:06:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 28814 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Where To Put The Probation Office? RIPR Snow Cam http://ripr.org/post/ripr-snow-cam <p></p><p><iframe height="700" src="http://www.radiolink.org/snowcam.html" width="550"></iframe></p><p>The SummerCAM/SnowCAM&nbsp; is in the RIPR newsroom, looking out at downtown Providence. &nbsp;It uses <a href="http://www.wowza.com/">Wowza</a>-based streaming technology, provided by ServerRoom.net, which should work on most devices.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 04:31:14 +0000 James Baumgartner & Aaron Read 26301 at http://ripr.org RIPR Snow Cam JFK Loved Rhode Island and Rhode Island loved JFK http://ripr.org/post/jfk-loved-rhode-island-and-rhode-island-loved-jfk <p>It’s been a half-century&nbsp; years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy.&nbsp; RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay explores why Kennedy loved Rhode Island and why the Ocean State loved JFK.</p><p>Our state is America’s smallest yet&nbsp; it loomed large in the life of John F. Kennedy.</p><p>From the time Kennedy was a young man, he and his family were shaped by experiences in Rhode Island.&nbsp; If any event forged the career of John Kennedy it was his World War II heroics as a patrol torpedo lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:19:58 +0000 Scott MacKay 24916 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Making It Easier For PawSox Fans On Sundays http://ripr.org/post/ripta-making-it-easier-pawsox-fans-sundays <p></p><p>The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is trying something new to make it easier for PawSox fans to get to McCoy Stadium. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:00:05 +0000 Don Borman 15211 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Making It Easier For PawSox Fans On Sundays Kennedy Plaza May Soon Get New Look http://ripr.org/post/kennedy-plaza-may-soon-get-new-look <p></p><p>A plan to fill Kennedy Plaza in Providence with a mix of pedestrian-friendly activities will be announced Thursday evening.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:58:35 +0000 Ian Donnis 13763 at http://ripr.org Kennedy Plaza May Soon Get New Look