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Broad Street | South Providence


As you continue down Broad Street from Cranston and enter the City of Providence, you cross more than physical borders. Broad Street is where the first Dominican bodega (pictured above) was established by Tony and Josefina “Fefa” Rosario in the early 1960s. On this section of Broad Street, you are more apt to hear Spanish being spoken, or see it written on posters lining local businesses and on billboards looming high for all to see.

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Broad Street | El Puente de La Broa'

Photo courtesy of Alberto Genao

A few feet from the site of Fefa’s Market and the Duarte monument is what locals refer to as El Puente de La Broa’ [the Broad Street bridge]. In reality, this puente is an overpass to I-95, and unlike the bridge in Pawtuxet Village with an idyllic body of water flowing underneath, there is a loud interstate highway running below. Read More…