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EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying they feared residential developments on the waterfront could become “exclusive” properties, administrators urged the city council at its September 19 to express … more
Construction on the Prudence Island Ferry dock is entering its final stages and should wrap up in a week or two, music to the ears of Prudence residents and visitors who have been losing patience … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Chevron Corporation has altered its plans for its property adjacent to Veterans Memorial Parkway with an eye towards allowing for any development to reach what the energy giant … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Jeanne Boyle is leaving her position as Planning Department director for the city to take over as the new director of commerce in Pawtucket. Her last day is supposed to be June 21. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time in a while, the full council was privy to an updated overview of the progress made on and future plans for the city’s shoreline by the East Providence Waterfront … more
An oyster farm on Hog Island off Bristol’s coast has the best tasting oysters in Rhode Island, at least according to voters at the Bristol Oyster Bar Tuesday night. Chessawanock Island … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents and passers-by around Riverside Square will notice new, more decorative street signs denoting the roads in the area. The signs were selected and paid for by the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Before we turn the page completely on 2016, we take one final look back at some of the most noteworthy stories to come from the city over the last 12 months. We call it "16 … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Fees were on the mind of the people and the politicians Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, when the reconstituted city council gathered for its first official working meeting of the new … more
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