Providence http://ripr.org en RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops http://ripr.org/post/ripta-passengers-adjust-relocated-bus-stops <p></p><p>Passengers on The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority's buses are doing their best to adjust to recent relocations of bus stops from Kennedy Plaza to other nearby locations. The relocations went into effect Saturday, July 12th. They are expected to last through the rest of the summer while the renovations are completed. RIPTA says the City of Providence is trying to increase the efficiency of the bus stops and pedestrian walkways while building a large civic space in the plaza.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:46:01 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 36699 at http://ripr.org RIPTA Passengers Adjust To Relocated Bus Stops The Bottom Line: Feroce Moves From Alex + Ani To BENRUS http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-feroce-moves-alex-ani-benrus <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Giovanni Feroce formerly of Alex + Ani and now starting a new lifestyle product line by reviving the BENRUS&nbsp;brand. They discuss the new product line: how it was started, its immediate future and the potential for manufacturing products in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:39:59 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 36595 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Feroce Moves From Alex + Ani To BENRUS Providence Considers Smoking Ban For Public Parks http://ripr.org/post/providence-considers-smoking-ban-public-parks <p>Some smokers say they wouldn't oppose a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in all Providence public parks.&nbsp; The ban would make it illegal to use any form of tobacco in city parks and playgrounds, with a $50 fine for violators.</p><p></p><p>City council president and mayoral candidate Michael Solomon says the primary goal is to reduce children's exposure to tobacco.&nbsp; Cumberland resident Zach Judge, says he's only 18 but has been smoking for 2 years; he thinks the ban makes sense.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:42:22 +0000 Molly Malinowski 36509 at http://ripr.org Providence Considers Smoking Ban For Public Parks Providence Police: Overnight Shooting Could Be Gang-Related http://ripr.org/post/providence-police-overnight-shooting-could-be-gang-related <p>Providence police say they believe Tuesday night’s shooting was targeted. Five people were injured, one seriously during the overnight shooting.</p><p></p><p>Providence Police Major David Lapatin said it’s unclear exactly what happened, but there was a party and people hanging around outside in the Chad Brown neighborhood when shots were fired, possibly from a moving vehicle.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:51:21 +0000 Catherine Welch 36468 at http://ripr.org Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/declaration-independence-be-displayed-rhode-island <p></p><p>A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence will be on display in Rhode Island tonight at the John Brown House in Providence. The document is what is known as a broadside, which means it was printed to be hung outdoors for the public to see. This is one of five known to exist, and was originally printed in Newport.</p><p>Kirsten Hammerstrom is the director of collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:23:53 +0000 John Bender 36177 at http://ripr.org Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed In Rhode Island In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens http://ripr.org/post/time-hot-weather-davey-lopes-pool-reopens <p>The Davey Lopes pool reopened in Providence’s Southside today.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Dozens of local officials, city council members, and political candidates were on hand to see the pool reopen after being closed for a year.</p><p>Notably absent was Providence Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras, who defended the pool’s initial closure last summer.</p><p>State Senator Harold Metts of Providence was a critic of the pool closing<strike>,</strike> and was influential in its reopening.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:47:08 +0000 John Bender 36021 at http://ripr.org In Time For Hot Weather, Davey Lopes Pool Reopens Davey Lopes Pool To Reopen In Providence http://ripr.org/post/davey-lopes-pool-reopen-providence <p>The Davey Lopes pool in South Providence is set to reopen for the season after extensive repairs. The pool closed last summer despite an outcry from the public.</p><p></p><p>Community leaders in the neighborhood say the pool is vital to keeping the youth of South Providence busy during the summer months.&nbsp; The neighborhood has one of the highest crime rates in the city. Leah Williams Metts, is a local activist who helped spearhead the project.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:18:29 +0000 John Bender 35995 at http://ripr.org Davey Lopes Pool To Reopen In Providence The Bottom Line: When Historic Tax Credits Are Off The Table http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-when-historic-tax-credits-are-table <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment The Bottom Line.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Grow Smart Rhode Island Executive Director Scott Wolf. They discuss the future of the historic tax credit and how projects waiting in the wings may never come to fruition.</p><p></p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p><p>You can hear The Bottom Line each Friday at 5:50pm.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:39:22 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 35897 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: When Historic Tax Credits Are Off The Table Buddy Cianci Running Again For Providence Mayor http://ripr.org/post/buddy-cianci-running-again-providence-mayor <p>After claiming not to have his mind made up before taking to the airwaves for his afternoon talk show, 73-year-old Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. revealed Wednesday he's staging an improbable comeback to become the next mayor of Providence.</p><p></p><p>Cianci is running as an independent -- the same approach he used during his 1990 return to power&nbsp; -- in a close three-way race, after having first won office in 1974 as a Republican.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:06:22 +0000 Ian Donnis, Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 35755 at http://ripr.org Buddy Cianci Running Again For Providence Mayor Three Confirmed Dead Following Train, Vehicle Collision http://ripr.org/post/three-confirmed-dead-following-train-vehicle-collision <p>Authorities have confirmed that three people have died as a result of a train collision with a vehicle in Massachusetts.&nbsp; There were reports earlier of two dead.</p><p></p><p>Authorities say two men and one woman were killed after a train struck their vehicle late Sunday night.</p><p>The Amtrak train was heading north from Washington D.C. when it hit the vehicle in Mansfield; a town about twenty miles between Providence and Boston. Authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the accident.&nbsp; Craig Schultz, is a spokesman with Amtrak.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:59:34 +0000 John Bender & AP 35622 at http://ripr.org Three Confirmed Dead Following Train, Vehicle Collision