"Six months after having returned from a trip to study cities in the southeastern part of the country, I ask myself how Providence compares with the approximately 20 cities I visited. There is no question in my mind that Providence is the dirtiest of them all."
Smolski, Chester, "Providence is "The Dirtiest City of Them All"" (1978). Smolski Texts. 67.
An article published in the Providence Journal that reacts to Chester Smolski's "Providence is 'The Dirtiest of Them All." Wyss, Bob. "Providence Officials Reject Critic's Charge of City Filth."