Christine Dunn, Providence Journal

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Past articles by Christine:

House of the Week: Barrington home features gardens, stone terrace, marble gazebo

The 1925 Georgian home is located on a 3.4-acre parcel in the Rumstick peninsula, set back from the road. → Read More

'Ten Men' challenge norms to fight domestic violence

WARWICK, R.I. — Domestic violence is often seen as a women's issue.But men's violence against women and girls is a men's problem, and men have to be part of the solution.That is the philosophy behind Ten Men, a domestic violence prevention program operated for the past five years by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Some people wrongly assume the program aims to counsel… → Read More

City-owned Broad Street eyesore demolished to make way for mixed-use development

Demolition work began Thursday morning at a long-vacant Victorian-era two-family house at 1043 Broad St. in South Providence. → Read More

House of the Week: Secluded waterfront walk to Wickford village

In addition to the main house, built in 1917, the property includes a renovated one-bedroom guest cottage and a freestanding three-car garage. → Read More

R.I.'s second-quarter house prices highest in 11 years

The new statistics also show that houses have been selling quickly this year in Rhode Island, wtih days on market at 31 in Woonsocket, 33 on Providence's East Side, and 38 for the rest of Providence. → Read More

R.I. house prices continue to soar

"There's no doubt that our biggest problem right now is that we can't meet the pent-up demand for housing," association president Joe Luca said. "People aren't selling. They're staying in their homes longer for a number of reasons." → Read More

East Providence residents hopeful, wary of electing a mayor this fall

Voters in the city will elect a mayor this fall, after voting last fall to change their form of government. At the East Providence HeritageFest on Sunday, some residents had a few things to say about that. → Read More

Thames Street development in Bristol gets boards' OK

Opponents turned out to show discontent with plan, but public comment had closed on the development, which is called Belvedere at Thames. → Read More

House of the Week: Spacious Queen Anne-style home in Seekonk is full updated

The house has 4,160 square feet of space, including seven bedrooms. The house includes three stories and a finished basement. There is a freestanding three-car garage with a two-room apartment on the second floor. → Read More

House of the Week: 18th-century Portsmouth home steeped in history

The house is set back from the rural road on a lot with stone walls and large trees, a short distance away from Portsmouth's Town Hall. → Read More

Kennedy retirement sets up R.I. abortion-rights showdown

Earlier this year, Speaker Mattiello said a public debate on the "divisive" abortion issue was not necessary. The impending retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has reignited the debate. Advocates are calling on the Assembly to reconvene and pass the Reproductive Health Care Act. → Read More

Regunberg calls for R.I. Assembly to reconvene to protect abortion rights

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Soon after Wednesday's announcement that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, state Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, is calling for the General Assembly "to return immediately for an emergency session to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act."The legislation from Rep. Edith Ajello and Sen. Gayle Goldin, both Providence Democrats, would codify existing… → Read More

Help is elusive for elderly Providence man, evicted, arrested and homeless

Charlie Oliveira's former neighbors at Marvin Gardens have offered sandwiches and sometimes a couch to sleep on, risking eviction themselves. But Oliveira, 73, who may have mental and physical challenges, is now in trouble with police for sleeping in a tenant's truck, and a volunteer seeking to help him fears what might happen to Oliveira on the streets. → Read More

Report affirms gap between what R.I. renters earn and cost of housing

"Simply put, we need to be doing more for the residents of Rhode Island," said Caitlin Frumerie, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. "There is no excuse for people to be living in poverty and deciding between paying rent and putting food on the table." → Read More

Providence design panel delays waivers for Fox Point project

PROVIDENCE — Although members said they were happy with the overall design, the Downtown Design Review Committee ended up delaying action Monday on a proposed new five-story mixed-use building at the intersection of Tockwotton and South Water streets, in Fox Point, near Route 195, Al Forno restaurant, Whiskey Republic and Milk Money.Technically, the developer, 40 Tockwotton LLC, led by developer… → Read More

R.I. Supreme Court partly overturns ruling against Scituate developer

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has partly reversed a Superior Court decision in developer Vincent Coccoli's $22-million lawsuit → Read More

Bristol residents split on proposed Thames Street development

James Roiter is proposing a $10-million, three-story apartment/restaurant building in the town's historic waterfront district. → Read More

House of the Week: Living stylishly on Newport's Bellevue Avenue

Commissioned as a "summer cottage" in 1877, the Queen Anne-style house has five bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated, the house has central air conditioning and the new bathroom floors have radiant heat. → Read More

Crowd expected at hearing on building planned for historic Bristol waterfront

The $10-million proposal from Newport developer James Roiter has sparked intense debate. The historical society director said the plan has led to the biggest "brouhaha" she has experienced in 15 years. → Read More

R.I. woman pedaling 800 miles to fight Parkinson's

With help from Pawtucket's Parkinson's Place, JoAnn Roza hopes to raise awareness about the disease → Read More