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Tuesday, January, 21, 2020

Mayor Elorza Kicks Off Providence “Souper Bowl of Caring” Canned Food Drive

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 City-wide collection of canned food will be happening through February 17 PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff, local faith leaders and community members at Iglesia Vision Evangelica to announce the second iteration of the Providence’s “Souper Bowl of Caring” canned food drive as […]

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Thursday, January, 09, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Signs FY2020-FY2024 Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Five-year plan to invest $222M in Public Space, Public Property, Public Parks and City Connectivity January 9, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Majority Whip and Finance Committee Chairman John Igliozzi, Zuccolo Recreation Center Director Jackie Poulios, community member Anne Tait and others to sign the third iteration of Providence’s comprehensive […]

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Thursday, December, 19, 2019

Mayor Elorza Announces “Parents’ Night Off PVD” with Extended Hours at Recreation Centers Citywide on December 20

Centers will open from 3PM until 11PM and offer free childcare, fun programming to allow parents to prepare for the holidays December 19, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza announced the return of “Parents’ Night Off PVD,” an initiative that provides parents a night to prepare for the holiday season with extended hours at […]

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Monday, December, 09, 2019

City Accepting Nominations for Seventeenth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

December 9. 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence is accepting nominations for its seventeenth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Held annually in January, the award is a powerful reminder of Dr. King’s legacy and the ways Dr. King’s vision […]

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Tuesday, December, 03, 2019

Citywide Parking Ban in Effect Until 12PM Today

A citywide parking ban will remain in effect until 12PM Tuesday, December 3. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street through the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure […]

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Monday, December, 02, 2019

Providence Public Schools Closed 12/3 and Parking Ban Begins at 12:01AM Tonight

City Prepares Ahead of Winter Storm, All Providence Recreation Centers Open tomorrow from 12:00PM-9:00PM December 2, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions Providence Public Schools and afterschool activities are canceled for Tuesday, December 3 and all Providence Recreation Centers will be open and offering meals for Providence youth from 12:00PM-9:00PM. There will also […]

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Friday, November, 22, 2019

Mayor Elorza Calls for Providence School Board Applicants

November 22, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the Providence School Board Nominating Commission is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Providence School Board. “Serving on the School Board is a great opportunity to be an impactful part of the experiences of Providence youth,” said Mayor Elorza. “Working collaboratively with […]

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Thursday, November, 21, 2019

City Announces Renaming of the BankNewport City Center, Kick-Off of the Providence Rink 2020 Season

Holiday Program Highlights Include Performance Featuring Pride on Ice and Nancy Kerrigan November 21, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan, Providence Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Director of the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism Stephanie Fortunato, Director of the Mayor’s Center for City Services […]

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Wednesday, November, 20, 2019

Providence Expecting Fourth Consecutive Surplus Under Mayor Elorza

Providence to realize an estimated $8.5 million operating surplus in FY19, Rainy Day Fund grows to $20 million November 20, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that the City of Providence is expecting to report a year-end operating surplus for Fiscal Year 2019 of $8.5 million. This is the fourth consecutive […]

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