Friday, August 29, 2014

New Mobile Voter App

The office of Secretary of State is offering a new mobile voter application, called RI VIC. The RI VIC APP is FREE and available for online download for Apple devices at the Apple store, and for android devices at Android Marketplace and Google Play.

With the app voters can learn their voter status, find out where to vote, research district information, get GPS directions, and more.

Instructions for download

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LWVRI debate on RIPBS - Lt. Gpvernor - 8/28

Debate - Democratic Primary - Lieutenant Governor
Thursday, August 28 at 8 p.m.

LWVRI Debates

Missed seeing the LWVRI debates for Secretary of State and Treasurer on RIPBS?

RIPBS has posted them on YouTube!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Call for Help: Build a School Library in Providence

The new West Broadway Middle School has room for a library, but nothing to put inside, and a limited budget. The library needs bookcases, supplies, books, furniture, and technology.

If you have any of these, staff will move it. 

Contact Bill Black, West Broadway Principal, at (401) 575-8849, or 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Police Department Assessment Hearing

The team that is visiting Providence to assess the Police Department’s eligibility for voluntary professional accreditation by a national organization (recently won by the RI State Police) is holding a public hearing next Monday, August 18, to receive outside comments.

“As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session at 7:00p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014.

The session will be conducted in the auditorium of the Providence Public Safety Complex, 325 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.”

Friday, August 15, 2014

LWVRI debates on RIPBS

The first of the League's debates was held last night - Democratic candidates for Secretary of State.

For rebroadcast information:

Photo of the candidates on the set:

Debate - Democratic Primary - General Treasurer:
Thursday, August 21 at 8 p.m.

Debate - Democratic Primary - Lieutenant Governor
Thursday, August 28 at 8 p.m.

Help us wth VOTE411

Providence and North Providence people ask your City and Town Council candidates if they have their Contact information on VOTE411.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Track who’s buying politicians with “Greenhouse” browser add-on

Greenhouse pulls in campaign contribution data for every Senator and Representative, including the total amount of money received and a breakdown by industry and size of donation. It then combines this with a parser that finds the names of Senators and Representatives in the current page and highlights them. Hover your mouse over the highlighted names and it displays their top campaign contributors.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Re:Zoning Providence

The Final Draft of the proposed Providence Zoning Ordinance and Map are now available online for review. 

by rezoningpvd
The Final Draft of the proposed Zoning Ordinance and Map will be discussed at the August 19th meeting of the City Plan Commission at 444 Westminster Street. Those interested in commenting on the Final Draft may either attend the August 19th meeting or may submit their comments in writing prior to August 19th to Choyon Manjrekar via email at
To view the Final Draft of the proposed Providence Zoning Ordinance please click here.
To view the Final Draft of the proposed Providence Zoning Base Map please click here.
To view the Final Draft of the proposed Providence Zoning Overlay Map please click here.
To view the Summary Spreadsheet of proposed map changes please click here.
To view the Zoning Map Footnotes please click here.