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Friday, July, 20, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces Matthew Shumate to Serve as Deputy Chief of Staff

Joe Lazzerini to Serve as Director of the Mayor’s Center for City Services Friday, July 20, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced today Matthew Shumate will serve as his Deputy Chief of Staff. “Matt has been a dedicated and hardworking member of our team in every position that he has held,” […]

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Thursday, July, 19, 2018

City of Providence Announces $160 Million Bond for School Improvements

 Thursday, July 19, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence City Council today issued a joint statement to announce a $160 million bond referendum that will realize improvements in school infrastructure. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza stated, “Like many towns and cities across the state, Providence has school buildings that simply do […]

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Thursday, July, 19, 2018

Mayor Elorza and JUMP Announce Providence’s Electric Bike Share And Sponsors

Thursday, July 18, 2018 New bike share program aims to add more transportation options and improve livability PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Ward 3 City Councilor Nirva LaFortune, Lifespan CEO and President Dr. Timothy Babineau, Tufts Health Plan CEO and President Thomas Crosswell, Rhode Island Public Transportation (RIPTA) CEO Scott Avedisian […]

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Monday, July, 09, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces Launch of Providence’s Digital Special Permit System

Online portal offers streamlined service for permits and applications sought by event organizers in the capital city   July 9, 2018  PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the launch of the City of Providence’s digital Special Permit System, which offers streamlined service to easily access necessary permits and applications for those seeking to […]

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Friday, June, 29, 2018

Mayor Jorge Elorza and Stephanie Gonzalez Welcome Baby Boy

June 18, 2018 PROVIDENCE,RI– Mayor Jorge Elorza and his fiancé, former Central Falls Councilwoman Stephanie Gonzalez, announce the birth of their first child Omar Ernesto Elorza Gonzalez, who was born today, June 29. Mayor Elorza released the below statement following the birth of his baby boy: “We are excited to have welcomed Omar into the world. Stephanie and I […]

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Thursday, June, 28, 2018

Providence Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufactures and Distributors 

June 28, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI– Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a lawsuit today as part of the City’s ongoing campaign to combat the mounting and devastating effects of the opioid epidemic. The suit, filed by the City against several opioid manufacturers and distributors, asserts a rising death toll, burgeoning black market, and financial burdens on the […]

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Tuesday, June, 26, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces Launch of Providence’s Municipal Identification Card Program

June 25, 2018 IDPVD card to instill community pride, serve as library card, proof of identity & residency, provide business benefits PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Department of Vital Records staff, Public Safety officials, Latino Policy Director Gabriela Domenzain and community members at City Hall to launch IDPVD, the City of […]

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Monday, June, 25, 2018

Mayor Elorza Invites Providence Residents to Celebrate Fourth of July

Free family programming, live music and fireworks display to highlight annual Independence Day Celebration in India Point Park on July 4 June 25, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Providence Tourism Council are pleased to announce the City’s annual Independence Day […]

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