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Providence again seeks buyer for Columbus statue after first proposal yields...

PROVIDENCE – Despite heartened pleas from community residents and Italian heritage groups to save the Christopher Columbus statue, only two people offered to buy...

City parks commission pushes off decision on controversial Columbus statue

PROVIDENCE – The fate of a historic yet controversial Christopher Columbus statue remains in limbo after the Providence Board of Park Commissioners voted on...

Zurier wins five-way Providence primary special election for state Senate seat

PROVIDENCE – Former city councilman Samuel D. Zurier came out on top in the five-way special Democratic primary election to represent the East Side...

Providence committee recommends permanent removal and sale of Columbus statue

PROVIDENCE – The city’s Special Committee for Commemorative Works will recommend the controversial Christopher Columbus statue not return to city parkland and instead be...
NO LONGER HIDDEN: Ray Rickman, right, executive director, and Robb Dimmick, program director, opened the Stages of Freedom museum to educate the community about the experience of blacks in Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Black history in R.I. remembered

Stages of Freedom has opened a retail location that will include seminars and exhibits on the experience of blacks in Rhode Island. The Providence-based museum,...
STAGES OF FREEDOM, a Providence-based nonprofit, is conducting interviews to collect oral histories from former residents of the Lippitt Hill neighborhood on the East Side of Providence, which was razed in the 1960s to make way for the University Heights apartment development. /COURTESY STAGES OF FREEDOM

Oral history interviews to be conducted with former Lippitt Hill residents

PROVIDENCE – A series of oral history interviews will be conducted with the former residents of Lippitt Hill in Providence, on Thursday, June 29,...
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