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Thursday, February, 22, 2018

Providence Redevelopment Agency Seeks Bids to Restore Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Providence Redevelopment Agency Seeks Bids to Restore Vacant and Abandoned Properties PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) Executive Director Bonnie Nickerson announced that the Agency will be accepting proposals for qualified individuals and entities to redevelop 17 properties that have been identified in the Special Redevelopment Plan for Vacant […]

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Saturday, February, 17, 2018

Citywide Parking Ban to Take Effect Sunday, February 18th at 1:00AM

PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to expected snow this evening, a citywide parking ban will begin at 1:00AM on Sunday, February 18, and remain in effect until further notice. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the […]

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Tuesday, February, 06, 2018

Mayor Elorza Highlights Progress and Delivers a Message of Unity in 2018 State of the City Address

Touts investments in neighborhoods, education, job and business expansion and public safety, as well as the recent surge in citywide development PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today delivered his annual State of the City Address in the Council Chambers of Providence City Hall. Attendees included local elected and appointed officials, as well as […]

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Wednesday, January, 31, 2018

Mayor Elorza Inducts Three Community Leaders into MLK Hall of Fame

NAACP Youth Works Chairwoman Pilar McCloud, late City Councilman Philip Addison Jr. and former Smith Hill Librarian Mary C. Jones honored for carrying forward Dr. King’s legacy Wednesday, January 31, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council President David Salvatore and other Councilors, as well as community and faith leaders to […]

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Wednesday, January, 31, 2018

Representatives from Mayor Jorge Elorza’s office and Providence Police Department partner with local LGBTQ advocates to promote LGBTQ inclusiveness training for all officers

Providence, RI – Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements announce a continuation of the partnership between the Providence Police Department, The Rhode Island Commission on Prejudice & Bias, the Sojourner House, and the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) to train all sworn members of the Providence Police Department in LGBTQ-inclusive polices and best practices.  Officers […]

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Tuesday, January, 30, 2018

Providence Public Schools Will Open on a 1-hour Delay Today (1/30)

  PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to last night’s winter storm, Providence Public Schools will be operating with a 1-hour delay today, 1/30. To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 application on the Apple Store or Google Play or call 3-1-1 during business hours. To receive up-to-the-minute alerts and updates, residents are encouraged to register […]

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Tuesday, January, 23, 2018

Providence City Hall to Host Faces and Characters Exhibit by Vera Leon

A Journey Towards the Freedom of Immediacy on view from January 12 to March 12 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite visitors to the Gallery at City Hall to view the newest installation: Faces and Characters by Vera Leon (a journey towards the freedom of […]

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Tuesday, January, 16, 2018

Mayor Elorza, Center for Women and Enterprise Announce PVD Self-Employment Program for Providence Residents

Up to 100 unemployed and under-employed participants will receive entrepreneurship training and support PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined members of the Providence City Council, Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull, Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) Director for Rhode Island, Maryellen O’Mahony, and Francine Lepizzera, Workforce Development Supervisor for Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston […]

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Wednesday, January, 03, 2018

Update: Providence Public Schools, Recreation Centers Closed Thursday & Friday, Parking Ban Begins at 10:00AM on 1/4

City Prepares Ahead of Winter Storm PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to winter storm conditions, Providence Public Schools and Recreation Centers will be closed tomorrow, January 4 and Friday, January 5. There will also be a citywide parking ban beginning at 10:00AM on January 4, which will remain in effect until further notice. City offices will […]

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