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Tuesday, January, 15, 2019

Providence City Hall to Host ‘Here and Now’ by Beverly Robertson Featuring Students from Turnaround Arts Providence and Trinity Academy of the Performing Arts

   Tuesday, January 15, 2019   On View: January 17, 2019 – March 18, 2019 Opening Night: January 17, 4:30pm – 6:30pm Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite you to visit the Gallery at City Hall for its newest installation: Here and Now: Drawings and […]

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Friday, January, 11, 2019

Aaron Regunberg Named Senior Advisor on Policy to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza

Regunberg will focus on coalition building and community development to support Mayor Elorza’s priorities for second term Friday, January 11, 2019 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that former State Representative Aaron Regunberg will serve as Providence’s Senior Advisor on Policy, where he will collaborate with community partners to support cradle-to-career and […]

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Monday, January, 07, 2019

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza Delivers Second Inaugural Address

2019 Inauguration Speech – ENGLISH 2019 Inauguration Speech – SPANISH Building a Kind and Creative City Friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues—good afternoon, welcome to Providence City Hall, and thank you for being here today! I want to acknowledge my colleagues in government who have been great partners over the past four years. To the Governor […]

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Monday, December, 24, 2018

City of Providence Launches Overflow Trash Bag Program

City encourages residents to use bags for excess waste, invites local businesses to participate in contamination prevention program December 24, 2018 PROVIDENCE R.I.- Mayor Jorge Elorza, along with Waste Management and WasteZero, announced the launch of the Overflow Trash Bag Program, offering residents official excess trash bags for purchase at local businesses in the city. […]

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Tuesday, December, 18, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces ‘Parents’ Night Off PVD’ with Extended Hours at Recreation Centers Citywide on December 21

Centers will open from 3pm until 10pm and offer free childcare, fun programming to allow parents to prepare for the holidays Tuesday, December 12, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined Providence Recreation Director Michael Stephens to announce ‘Parents’ Night Off PVD,’ a partnership to spread holiday cheer for the New Year by […]

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Tuesday, December, 11, 2018

Four School-Zone Speed Cameras Move to New Locations

30 Day Warning Period on New Cameras, Fines to Start February 4, 2019 Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Providence, RI- The City of Providence announces new locations for four (4) of the 15 Portable Camera Units (PCU’s) that are operational throughout the City. The PCU’s, or speed cameras, are used to enforce speed limit violations and […]

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Wednesday, December, 05, 2018

Annual Sen. Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts & Humanities Featuring Nina Sanchez to be held December 11

Lecture will explore diverse perspective on collective leadership as the city’s creative sector prepares to take on bold revisions Wednesday, December 5, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism today announced this year’s Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities titled “Planning is Not Enough: […]

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Wednesday, December, 05, 2018

City Accepting Nominations for Sixteenth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy through the Work of Providence Civic Leaders PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence is accepting nominations for its sixteenth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony held annually in January. This event celebrates Dr. King’s powerful legacy by […]

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Friday, November, 30, 2018

Mayor Elorza Vetoes Zoning Change for Hope Point Tower

November 30, 2018 Providence, RI – Today, November 30th, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the zoning change for the Hope Point Tower recently approved by the Providence City Council. Please see attached communication which was transmitted to council after the veto. Read Mayor Elorza’s veto letter here.   

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Wednesday, November, 28, 2018

Diana Perdomo named Chief of Policy to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza

Kathryn Sabatini named Chief of Policy, Assistant Attorney General to Attorney General-Elect Peter Neronha Wednesday, November 28, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Diana Perdomo will serve as Providence’s Chief of Policy, where she will oversee strategic direction and policy development for the City. “Diana has proven her ability to […]

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