The WBNA organizes neighbors and businesses on the West Side of Providence to preserve and promote our diverse, historic, urban community as a safe, vibrant, and sustainable place to be SWELL
(Shop, Work, Eat, Live, and Learn locally).
Principal Bill Black of West Broadway Middle School was awarded Rhode Island Outstanding First Year Principal last week. Congratulations to Bill and the entire staff at West Broadway Middle School for the work and achievements they have accomplished in such a short time!
The Luongo Square Enhancement Project is well underway! Updates include donated cobblestones from Old World Cobble, Waterson Terminal Services and ProvPort. Many thanks to these donors and to Department of Public Works and JKL Engineering for transporting and storing the cobblestones.
Last Friday Denise Missry of Asa Messer Elementary School was honored as the Rhode Island Elementary School Principal of the Year in a lively celebration that included the entire school community along with Mayor Jorge Elorza, city and state elected officials, education leaders and west side community members.
Developers for a proposed Best Western Glo Hotel came before Providence's City Plan Commission at its April meeting seeking height, frontage and parking variances. WBNA and other nearby stakeholders asked for a pause to allow for community engagement.