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Providence, Rhode Island, like the states of Texas and California, is in financial crisis. The city has a structural deficit of 70 million dollars for the current fiscal year, and a deficit of 110 million for the following. For maximum “flexibility,” the newly elected Mayor of Providence, Angel Taveras, has issued termination notices to all [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
What are some of those concrete and brick towers that line the highways of most Southern New England cities- from New Bedford to New Haven? Skyscrapers to house the poor urban elderly. In the 1960s, dozens of towers from Massachusetts to Connecticut were built to house the working people displaced by Federal highway construction. Between 1952 [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by John Mottern September 9, 2009 Also see below: Camp Runamuck: A Photo Essay Barbara Kalil and her husband John Freitas co-founded Camp Runamuck in late March 2009, after being forced to leave their campsite in the Roger Williams State Park in Providence, Rhode Island. The plaque above their home read “Shelter for Persons in Distress.” The [...]Leer más0 Comentarios
by Bill Fletcher, Jr., It is one thing to notice that a house under construction has been abandoned by the contractor who was to be building it. That happened in my neighborhood (and actually many other neighborhoods) more than a year ago, making it very clear that something was going wrong in the economy. It is [...]Leer más1 Comentario