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A Rhode Island School for Wayward Boys Is Itself Reformed

A Rhode Island School for Wayward Boys Is Itself Reformed | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
The remains of the Sockanosset Training School for Boys in Cranston, R.I., are now the base of a development with retail, residential and commercial space.
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An article from back in 2009.  Showing how Cranston was revitalizing the Sockanosset area.  These buildings were "the bad boys school" as I was told when I was growing up.  You can see the original chapel that was kept in the picture above.  The area in now complete and called Chapel Hill.  The dorms were incorporated into the new buildings to keep some of the old architecture.  There is no real downtown in Cranston.  Everytime someone says downtown one thinks of Providence.  Is this an attempt to make a downtown area in Cranston?  I do not htink so, it is an extension of the olf Garden City Shopping Center, that downtown feeling is missing to me.  However it was an attempt to revitalize the area after a number of businesses closed in Garden City.  Did it work?  Seems to be working as the area has attracted new businesses and resturants and construction is still going on!

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Cranston East hockey is no more; Bolt will merge with Cranston West

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Ice hockey at Cranston High School East, with its decades-long history of championships, All-State players and future pros and coaches, is history.Only seven players remain from the 2013 Thunderbolt roster,...
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Interesting story about the changing demographics in Cranston, my hometown.  Here is a quote from the article: "Middle class neighborhoods that produced Caucasian hockey players for Cranston East in decades past now produce Asian and Hispanic volleyball and soccer players, which is great for those sports but bad for hockey."  Alot of those families have moved to the western side of Cranston, hence the merge with West, but that program is alos suffering.

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A special Knightsville corner - The Feast of the Madonna Della Civita.

A special Knightsville corner  - The Feast of the Madonna Della Civita. | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
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The feast in the Knightsville section of Cranston start Wednesday 7/17/13.  Always has been a part of my life and part of my culture that I am passing on to my children.  It is important to me for them to know where they came from, that traditions and culture are important.  Its a great time, that is run by St. Mary's Church in Cranston, to be with family, friends and to have some great food.  This feast is run at about the same time as the original feast in Itri, Italy where many of the locals in Cranston can trace their family heritage. See http://trecancelle.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/feast-of-la-madonna-della-civita-itri-part-one/ for more info on the feast in Itri.

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Use of GIS to find your real estate taxes

Use of GIS to find your real estate taxes | Als Return to Education | Scoop.it
Esri ArcGIS viewer for Flex
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Had no idea I could look up my real esate info using GIS on the City of Cranston web site.  Amazing technology.

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