SHADES OF GREEN: Can Providence’s working waterfront be both livable and an economic engine?

OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
OPEN PATH: Linda Perri, a longtime resident of the Washington Park neighborhood in Providence, stands at a narrow public access point on the Providence working waterfront that she and other residents fought to establish. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Owning a home near the water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. At least not for Linda Perri, who lives a mile west of the Providence River. She’s not close enough to see the river from her windows. Even if she were, all she’d see are the mountains of scrap metal and tarp-covered salt…

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