146 is better when coming from Worcester or western Massachusetts area.I-195 connects to Cape Cod and eastern Massachusetts.
British taxation held back the city’s economic growth in its fishing, farming, and nautical enterprises.
Providence joined other critics of the British Crown and opposed the Sugar Act, a tax that adversely affected Providence’s international rum trade.
College Hill is primarily centered along Thayer Street around its intersection with Angell Street; and off to the west end of Downcity, there is Charles Street which runs directly from Downcity.
Charles Street Intersects with Branch Avenue and from there till about Mineral Spring is still the most corrupt part of the City.
There are a couple of high-end restaurants and night clubs at the North end of Charles Street.
South Providence begins roughly at the start of Elmwood Avenue (closest to downtown) and Broad Street.
Precipitation is a mainstay in Providence's climate.
Spring and summer months often have bouts of rainfall and winter months are regularly hit with snowfall and blizzards.
Demographic shifts contributed to the election of the city's first Hispanic mayor, Angel Taveras, in 2011.
The current Mayor of Providence is Jorge Elorza, who did what many in Providence once thought was impossible and defeated Cianci in his final comeback attempt; he died of colon cancer at 74 little more than a year after the election.
He brought Rhode Island the Providence Bruins hockey team, uncovered Providence’s rivers, relocated a large section of the railroad underground, created the now famous Waterplace Park and river walks, and sanctioned the construction of the Bank of America Skating Rink and the gigantic Providence Place Mall.