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ProJo’s Neighborhood of the Week, Manville

ProJo has selected Lincoln’s Manville as it’s Neighborhood of the Week. This walkable neighborhood has a mix of single-family, condominium and apartment housing, set amid businesses, shops and public buildings. The Blackstone River Bikeway runs along the eastern edge of the neighborhood, near the railroad tracks. The village was established in 1812 and housing was […]

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Optimism Offensive

Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find Rhode Islanders like a lot about the state David Scharfenberg writes about Scott Wolf’s one-man optimism offensive in this week’s Providence Phoenix. Seven or eight years ago, with the state’s economy aflutter and Providence in ascendance, Scott Wolf thought Rhode Island was finally starting to shed its inferiority […]

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ProJo Editorial: The obesity challenge

Photo (cc) Elizabeth/Table4Five An editorial in Friday’s Providence Journal looks at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and the crisis of childhood obesity. Let’s Move seeks to reduce childhood obesity rates (about one in three children are considered obese today). These obesity rates contribute to a rise in illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, […]

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Scott Wolf ProJo OpEd: Myth of a bloated R.I.

As part of Grow Smart RI’s ongoing effort to enhance the dialogue and decisions about Rhode Island’s future, Scott Wolf recently had the following op-ed published in the Providence Journal. Scott’s piece rebuts some unrealistically negative assertions about Rhode Island contained in an Ed Achorn February 9, 2010 column. Scott concludes that “To deal with […]

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Rhode Island Builder Report, Conversation with Scott Wolf

GrowSmartRI Executive Director Scott Wolf is featured in this month’s The Rhode Island Builder Report, the publication of the Rhode Island Builders Association. Scott speaks about the Rhode Island economy, housing, the state’s many assets, historic tax credits, transportation, and more. On Rhode Island’s assets: They include a tremendous collection of historic buildings and neighborhoods. […]

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