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Thursday, September, 21, 2017

Providence City Hall Open for Doors Open RI Festival (September 23)

 Providence, RI – Providence City Hall will be open to the public for tours as part of the inaugural Doors Open RI Festival this Saturday. The Festival will provide the public with free behind-the-scenes access to more than 20 unique places across the city without tickets or reservations. Visitors will build their own explorations of […]

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Tuesday, September, 19, 2017

Mayor Elorza Encourages Businesses to Use Providence’s Online Licensing System

Business Community Joins Demonstration in Licensing Office to Highlight Ease & Convenience of Online Functionality PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence’s License Administrator/Registrar of Vital Statistics Heather Kilkenny today joined Chief Innovation Officer Emmanuel Echevarria, staff from the Board of Licenses and Brewmaster and Founder of Revival Brewing Company Sean Larkin, at Providence City […]

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Friday, September, 15, 2017

Mayor Elorza, Farm Fresh RI Celebrate United States Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo $150,000 Grant Award

Funds to support Harvest Kitchen Program, provides food industry job training & employment for young people Providence, R.I. – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Acting City Council President Sabina Matos, Ward 3 Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, and representatives from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo for an event to celebrate a […]

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Friday, September, 08, 2017

Mayor Elorza Extends Drive to Support Communities in Texas Impacted by Hurricane Harvey to Monday, September 11

Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City’s collection drive to support communities in Texas impacted by Hurricane Harvey has been extended to Monday, September 11, 2017. On a conference call last week officials from Texas stressed the immediate need for toiletries, cleaning supplies and diapers. In an effort to support that […]

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Thursday, September, 07, 2017

Providence Unveils PVD Gives Donation Station

Ten Donation Stations to be installed across the city to collect funds for local housing & service organizations PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, public safety officials, and community leaders who have been named to the PVD Gives commission for the unveiling of the City’s first Donation […]

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Friday, September, 01, 2017

Mayor Elorza’s Director of Sustainability Traveling to India on Climate Resilience Tour with U.S. State Department

PROVIDENCE, RI –Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Providence’s Director of Sustainability, Leah Bamberger, has been selected by the U.S. State Department as a featured speaker in a climate resilience tour beginning next week. The U.S. Speaker Program on Climate Resilient Cities in India is part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of […]

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Thursday, August, 31, 2017

Mayor Elorza Unveils Community Led Vision for Kennedy Plaza

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City and State elected officials, staff from the City’s Planning and Development Department, representatives from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA), the Providence Foundation, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC), and the Providence Parks Department, as well as business leaders and community members to unveil […]

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Monday, August, 28, 2017

Mayor Elorza Announces Community Driven School Facilities Planning Process

City Prepared to Invest at least $200 million over next 10 years PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza joined City and State Officials, Providence Public School Superintendent Chris Maher, members of the All In: Providence Education Summit Planning team, local union leaders and community members to announce a robust school facilities planning process, with a […]

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