Fewer parking lots, please

Hear New England Diary on Bruce Newbury's "Talk of the Town'' show on WADK-AM, broadcast usually from 9:30 to 10 on Tuesdays, and of course always available on the WADK Web site. This week's topics: Downtown Providence needs fewer parking lots; Cranston firefighters push to get out of state pension  law so that they can get a better deal from compliant municipal politicians; a  Boston hospital unit declares internal e-mail-free Fridays, and Providence on a list of the best (or at least hippest) cities.