"No, this is NOT the East Side of Providence" East Providence by Bunsch
East Providence Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 3 photos
East Providence actually comprises several villages, the best known of which are Rumford and Riverside, but it has a municipal center and a fair amount of commerce as well as beautiful shoreline, good restaurants, and interesting shops.
What it ISN'T is "the East Side," which is the descriptor used for a portion of the City of Providence located roughly East of Main Street and continuing to the Bay or the River, whichever comes first.
Unfortunately, lenders in Kansas and other states were unable to fathom the distinction. So when the City of Providence enacted predatory lending legislation in 2007, all heck broke loose. East Providence homebuyers were suddenly finding that there was no resale market for their mortgages. (Don't worry, this happened in North Providence, too.) The City Council changed the law and the hullabaloo subsided.
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