Fertile Underground Grand Opening

General Meeting, April 10th - 7:00pm (WBNA-HQ)

UPDATE: Effective 4/12/2012 PERMITS are available for Residents of District 4.


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REMINDER:  WBNA General Meeting, TOMORROW NIGHT, Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm,

TOPIC: Resident Overnight Pilot Parking Program at the WBNA Headquarters, 1560 Westminster Street

The City of Providence will be expanding its Resident Overnight Pilot parking Program and the Federal Hill/West End section of the City will be the first area for the program to be introduced.  Leo Perrotta, the City’s Parking Administrator will present the new rules and regulations and will answer any questions as well.  Maps, and other handouts will be available. 

The area covered in this new program will be Police District 4 (which includes the New Ward 13 Boundaries and the WBNA Focus Area).

Everyone is Welcome!

Neighborhood Action Crime Watch Meeting, March 2012

Neighborhood Action Crime Watch Meeting

Tuesday, March 27th, 6:30pm



  • Crime trends February/March
  • Increase in break-ins, larcenies
  • Merging Wards and how it affects us and PPD
  • Spring Cleanup April 28th


2012 ROLL-THE-DICE - MARCH 6 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


Become a member on-line by March 6th and have your name  entered into a raffle drawing and win a gift card from JULIANS


February 2012                      


Dear West Side Neighbor,

The WBNA hereby invites you to join your local neighborhood association for 2012!  We are made up of YOU – West Side Neighbors & Businesses and your involvement and investment keeps us running and successful. 

Our strength (and the West Side’s success) is in the numbers.  The more neighbors involved with the WBNA the more seriously we will be taken at City Hall and the State House; their first question is always, “How many members do you have?” Please help us reach our 2012 goal of 300 neighbor and business members!  The more of us there are, the more we will be HEARD and the more we will ACHIEVE.

In 2011, the WBNA and its members made great progress!  Together we:

  • Secured a grant, planned, organized and built a new playground at Dexter Training Ground
  • Completed Fertile Underground Grocery’s home in our handsome, “green” 1577 Westminster St.
  • Spearheaded Rhode Island’s FIRST group purchase solar panel program, West Side Solar
  • Monitored the construction of the Westminster Street Improvement Program
  • Won a grant from the Champlin Foundations to return a working fountain to Decatur Square
  • Held FREE Community Events including the SWELL Soiree, Neighborhood Block Party, the West Side Goblins+Gremlins Party+Parade, four West Side Thursday Concerts in July, Neighbor Day at Decatur Square, the Spring Clean-up, Neighborhood-wide Yard Sale, and our general meetings

Projects underway exceed $7.9 million, yet virtually none of that goes towards the operating expenses necessary to make these initiatives happen.  Our 2011 Annual Report along with our “2012 projects and plans” will soon be available on our website.

Join online at to make your tax-deductible contribution.  With your support, we can continue to make our neighborhood safe, clean, affordable and green for us all, and to support efforts to be SWELL: Shop, Work, Eat, and Live Local

Your neighbor,


Kari Lang, Executive Director

P.S.  Join neighbors and bring your membership check to the 9th Annual Roll-the-Dice Membership Kick-Off” on Tuesday, March 6th from 5:30-7:30pm @ Julian’s, 318 Broadway. 

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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 live, work, and play.

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