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Amy Hoag, Newport Resident, expresses her concerns with proposed parking changes.

Proposed_Parking_Changes_Map copy  (click to download) Docket Action Item #5245:14  (click to download) The city will hold a public parking workshop on Thursday, March 20th at 6:30 pm in the community room at the police station to review the proposed sticker parking changes.  If you are not able to attend but would like to make comment, please email the city councilors whose contact information is listed below. Last week at the city council meeting, the council received a report recommending expanding the Residential Parking Program (sticker parking) to include high density areas, areas with little to no off-street parking, and residential areas in mixed use or near major tourist sections of Newport; this change would eliminate the petition process for the proposed streets.  The streets proposed for inclusion in the Residential Parking Program include: All roads west of Broadway up to A-1 Pizza and west to Van Zandt Ave. Southern end is Farewell Street and Thames down to Bucci’s liquor. Everything north of Touro street between Kay and Broadway all the way up to Rhode Island Ave. Warner, Broadway, and Marcus Wheatland are not restricted. This directly impacts our neighborhood and has been a topic of discussion in our meetings regularly. […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - March 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

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November 14th @ 6pm Free Public Forum – City of Newport Commissions

Your voice, your community, your opinion matters! Join us for a lively discussion of important issues affecting Newport, Rhode Island residents, neighborhoods, friends and family. Alliance for a Livable Newport – Free Public Forum – City of Newport Commissions “I don’t think I’m interested in Newport’s Historic District Commission or its Zoning Board of Review.” Think again! If you own or are thinking of buying property in Newport’s Historic District… If you are thinking about possibly changing the use of your Newport property or altering its outside appearance …. If you own a business anywhere in the city… If you live in an area where a change in zoning might occur… You SHOULD be interested in learning more about: 1)   the Historic District Commission 2)   the Zoning Board of Review The Alliance for a Livable Newport will present the second in a series of public forums featuring Newport’s various Boards and Commissions. The panel discussion will be followed by questions from the audience. Questions may be sent in advance to: info@newportalliance.org To learn more about The City of Newport Boards and Commissions <click here> The panel will feature: Rebecca McSweeney, Chair of theZoning Board of Review John Shehan, Chair of theHistoric District Commission  Matt Weintraub, Historic Planner for the City of […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - November 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm

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Video of Public Forum proposed Hyatt Marina + Detailed Engineering Plans

  20131010_Hyatt Dock_Presentation Set < click to download Hyatt Marina Engineering Drawings, design, plans   Hyatt Marina Proposal from Alliance for Livable Newport on Vimeo.   Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina October 2013  Preliminary Design, Details, Drawings for your review The images shown below illustrate the plans for a new marina filed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island. These development plans and proposals have been or will be shared with various officials, groups, organizations, departments and individuals including: The Newport City Council The Waterfront Commission The Planning Board CRMC (RI Coastal Resources Management Council) – RI.gov Newport Harbormaster The Point Association of Newport, Rhode Island At those meetings, questions are answered and comments offered about the appropriateness of the facility. The ALN Public Forum on October 30 – 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Newport Public Library will provide an opportunity for the public to see these plans, drawings, designs and images, make comments, and have their questions answered by members of the Hyatt Hotel administration and staff.  

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 31, 2013 at 7:41 am

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October 30th! Public Forum about Propose Hyatt Hotel Marina – Designs, Drawings, Plans

WHO: All Newport residents WHAT:  Public Forum about the proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina Bring your questions! Featuring – A presentation and discussion by the developers and hotel WHERE: Newport Public Library – 300 Spring St., Newport, RI (401) 847-8720 WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 TIME: 6pm until 7:30pm COST: FREE!  (Donations Appreciated!) DONATE NOW!   Proposed Goat Island Hyatt Hotel Marina  October 2013  Preliminary Design, Details, Drawings for your review The images shown below illustrate the plans for a new marina filed by the Hyatt Hotel on Goat Island. These development plans and proposals have been or will be shared with various officials, groups, organizations, departments and individuals including: The Newport City Council The Waterfront Commission The Planning Board CRMC (RI Coastal Resources Management Council) – RI.gov Newport Harbormaster The Point Association of Newport, Rhode Island At those meetings, questions are answered and comments offered about the appropriateness of the facility. The ALN Public Forum on October 30 – 6:00 to 7:30pm at the Newport Public Library will provide an opportunity for the public to see these plans, drawings, designs and images, make comments, and have their questions answered by members of the Hyatt Hotel administration and staff. A Question of Character If built as planned, will the new Hyatt Hotel Marina change the character of Newport’s harbor […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 24, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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Engage Newport – SEA Aware-Public Event on Rising Sea Level – Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

“Save the Date” Notice for a Public Event through the Engage Newport-SEA Aware initiative. The event will provide information on projects researching Sea Level Rise and is scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2013 from  5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Gateway Center.    

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm

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Newport Gateway Center to get facelift

NEWPORT, R.I. — A plan to give the Gateway Center on America’s Cup Avenue a new look was unveiled to the public on Wednesday by Evan Smith, the president and CEO of Discover Newport, the regional visitors and convention bureau. He described the plan as practical, affordable and actionable. The building and the 8-acre site are owned by the city of Newport. In 1988, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority signed a 99-year lease to use part of the site as a bus terminal, so both parties would have to support the redesign. Smith said he was encouraged after meeting with City Manager Jane Howington Wednesday morning and with Mark Therrien, RIPTA’s assistant general manager, in the afternoon. “We want to inspire our partners, realizing we are the tenants,” Smith said. “We are open to the ideas and creativeness of the city and RIPTA if they want to change this redevelopment plan.” Some of the white canvas canopies over the Gateway Center’s walkways were torn up by superstorm Sandy last October and have been removed. Therrien said he would see if federal disaster money is available for the damages. Howington said the city has been in contact with the Federal […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - June 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

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Please help us – Write a Review of ALN on Great Non Profits!

Dear friends of ALN, If you love our work than tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2012 Top-Rated Awards. Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes! Go to http://greatnonprofits.org/organizations/reviews/alliance-for-a-livable-newport to get started!

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 27, 2012 at 8:55 am

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Steve Heath seeking advisers for “Newport FabLab” at East Bay Met School

(October 21, 2012) A team of educators, industry representatives, after school providers, and public officials are developing a digital fabrication studio (FabLab) in the Florence Gray Center in the north end of Newport. (1 York St Newport, RI 02840 ) Leading this initiative is Steve Heath, Community Learning Specialist, East Bay Met School. Steve has 15 years of program development in urban public, and private schools  and can be reached at (401) 439-0160, sheath@metmail.org, or 1 York Street, Newport, RI 02840 The Newport FabLab promises to serve as a catalyst for educational collaboration and industry participation by addressing disenfranchised and high achieving students of all ages. Steve says that he is “committed to the ‘FabLab’ project because it addresses educational needs, business aspirations, community development opportunities and innovative ideas.” What is a FabLab?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab                                             A FabLab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication. A FabLab is generally equipped with an array of flexible computer controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”.[3] This includes technology-enabled products […]

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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Newport City Council Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18, 7:00 PM!

ALN Public Forum   Quick Links: ALN Volunteer Donate Alliance For A Livable Newport Presents: Newport City Council Candidates Forum Thursday, October 18 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Newport City Council Chambers Newport City Hall 43 Broadway, Newport, RI Alliance For A Livable Newport, with the support of the League of Women Voters Rhode Island Education Fund, will host the candidates for the contested Newport City Council seats – At Large and First Ward. The candidates will be questioned about key issues facing the City of Newport now and in the near future. Come hear the candidates’ views as you make your voting decisions for the November elections.  Free and Open to the Public Alliance for a Livable Newport              Isabel Griffith, President   info@newportalliance.org    http://newportalliance.org    

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Posted by NewportAlliance - October 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm

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Video of Alliance for a Livable Newport (RISC) Forum on Table Games at Newport Grand

http://www.thenewportrecord.com/SpecialFeatures/ALN.Casino.9.13.12.htm  Alliance for a Livable Newport (RISC) Forum on Table Games at Newport Grand 8/13/12 Forum Introduction Alliance for a Livable Newport: Pros and Cons of a Proposed Casino Gaming at Newport Grand Mr. Michael P. Kehew conducts the forum Panel introduced: Dr. Edward Mazze – Economic Impact Ms. Diane Hurley – CEO Newport Grand Fr. Eugene McKenna – ALN Dr. Mazze addresses the audience regarding the economic impact of gambling in and around Rhode Island. Ms. Diane Hurley presents the history of the Newport Grand and the case for adding table gaming equipment. Father Eugene McKenna presents the history of the Alliance for a Livable Newport and the case against allowing a dedicated gambling facility in Newport. Ms. Hurley responds to several of Fr. McKenna’s points pointing out the Self Exclusion Program in place for the benefit of addicted gamblers.Dr. Mazze responds regarding the poor state of employment in RI. Q&A session with the public Question regarding the future vision of the Casino prompted responses from all three members of the panel Session wrap up ————————– Play All

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Posted by NewportAlliance - September 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

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