🌱Gaia arrives at Waterfire Arts Center + only 5% accepted at Brown

Arise and to them, Providence! It’s Saturday, so let’s start with everything you need to know about Providence today.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Wind in the morning. High: 55 Low: 36.


Here are the four main stories of Providence today:

  1. Unpopular Providence multi-hub bus proposal is now officially off the table and in its place is a new plan to move the current hub from Kennedy Plaza to Dorrance Street, creating the transit hub of the Innovation District. The Providence community weighs in on the new plan with mixed opinions at public meetings. (Providence Media)
  2. Don’t miss Luke Jerram’s 23-foot-diameter traveling installation Gaia comes to the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence to Planet Earth, the environment and our future, a multimedia exhibition featuring over 30 works that spark a dialogue about our natural world and the climate crisis we face. Bringing beauty to a desperate scenario, the exhibition is both thought-provoking and luminous.(Providence Media)
  3. A total of 50,649 students applied for Brown University’s Class of 2026 by a regular and early decision and Brown announced that only 5% of those who applied were accepted. This marks a record admission rate for the school. Admitted students come from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, but California is reported to be the most represented state in the admitted class, followed by New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Texas , Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Georgia and Pennsylvania. (The Brown Daily Herald)
  4. Although a the grand jury declined to indict Providence Police Officer Domingo Diaz with aggression, he may still face disciplinary consequences following an incident last summer when he was filmed repeatedly punching a suspicious teenage boy. Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré said the police department could still discipline Diaz, who is currently on military leave until November. (WPRI.com)

Today in Providence:

  • Chaminade Scholarship Festival – Music Mansion (7:30 a.m.)
  • GED/COMPUTER – Providence Community Library (9:30 AM)
  • Tai Chi – Providence Community Library (10:00 AM)
  • Best Buddies Friendship Walk @ Providence College (10:30 a.m.)
  • Pup Adopt Trots – Roger Williams Park Conservancy (11:30 AM)
  • Planetarium Show – Providence City Hall (2:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra: “THE STORY BEHIND: Price’s Symphony No.3. TACO Classical Series Concert – American Classics with Bramwell Tovey and Jon Kimura Parker, concert pianist, April 9 at 8 p.m. and Open Rehearsal – American Classics on April 8 at 5:30 p.m.” (Facebook)
  • Providence Performing Arts Center: “In just two weeks, the national tour of Ain’t Too Proud Musical – the Life and Times of The Temptations is electrifying the PPAC stage, April 12-17! Don’t miss it! Buy your tickets at http://ow.ly/8rgz50IwzHS #AintTooProudTour” (Facebook)
  • Rhode Island Foundation: “Congratulations to Arianne Corrente, Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Rhode Island Foundation, on her recognition as the recipient of the Providence Business News 2022 C-Suite Awards!” (Facebook)
  • Wyatt Detention Center: Job fair on April 13 for correctional officer and medical staff positions. (What’s newNewp)

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Karena Garry

About me: I am a graduate of URI and have been a community journalist for most of the past 20 years. I love Providence and am honored to be part of Patch.com. You can reach me at; karena.garrity@patch.com.

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