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Wednesday, November, 22, 2017

Mayor Elorza Relaunches #ThinkPVD Campaign, Free Holiday Parking for Shoppers

 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined PVDonuts owners Lori & Paul Kettelle, the City’s Director of Art, Culture + Tourism Stephanie Fortunato and community members to relaunch #ThinkPVD and announce free holiday parking ahead of Small Business Saturday being observed Saturday, November 25. #ThinkPVD is a campaign encouraging residents and visitors to “think, […]

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Monday, November, 20, 2017

Providence to Offer Grants for Design-Based Businesses

Program Calls for Applications from Design-Driven Small Businesses in the City of Providence PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced the re-launch of the Design Catalyst program, which will provide qualifying Providence design businesses with $90,000 in grant funding capital in amounts up to $15,000, business mentorship and professional development training to catalyze growth […]

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Monday, November, 13, 2017

Providence to Begin Property Revaluation Week of November 13, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that it has hired Vision Government Solutions, Inc. to complete its state-mandated revaluation program which is set to begin this week. The reassessment project will establish market value for properties as of December 31, 2018 and will be reflected in the tax bills issued in the […]

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Monday, November, 13, 2017

Providence to Begin Property Revaluation Week of November 13, 2017

  PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that it has hired Vision Government Solutions, Inc. to complete its state-mandated revaluation program which is set to begin this week. The reassessment project will establish market value for properties as of December 31, 2018 and will be reflected in the tax bills issued in […]

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Friday, November, 10, 2017

Mayor Elorza Calls for Providence School Board Applicants

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. “Being All In for education in Providence requires dedicated people committed to seeing our schools at their best,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “I encourage those interested in being a […]

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Tuesday, November, 07, 2017

Providence Hosts Community Forum on Efforts to Eliminate Vacant and Abandoned Properties

  PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris hosted a community meeting at Providence Career and Technical School last night with a group of nationally recognized neighborhood revitalization experts from Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. (NPI), and the University of Memphis School of Law to collect feedback from community members on a collaborative, […]

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Monday, November, 06, 2017

PVDFest Returns to “America’s Coolest City” for 2018

PVDFest will bring four days of art, creative education, music and more to the streets of Providence, June 7-10, 2018   Providence, RI – City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, founding partner FirstWorks and the Providence City Council announced PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival will return for […]

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Monday, November, 06, 2017

City of Providence Reaches Resolution with IAFF Local 799 on Outstanding Legal Matters

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence announced that it has reached a resolution with IAFF Local 799 that will resolve the following legal matters: Ongoing Arbitration State Court Action (including Supreme Court Appeals and Superior Court Complaints) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Lawsuit “I am pleased that the City and the Fire fighters union […]

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Monday, October, 30, 2017

Providence Public Schools Open Tomorrow (10/31) Except George J. West Elementary School, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School and Pleasant View Elementary School

PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Public Schools will be open tomorrow (10/31) except George J. West Elementary School, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School and Pleasant View Elementary School, which remain without power due to Sunday night’s storm. The City of Providence will be opening both Neutaconkanut Recreation Center (675 Plainfield Street) and West End Recreation Center (109 Bucklin […]

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Monday, October, 30, 2017

Providence Recreation Centers to Open Early, Monday, October 30

8 centers to open at 1:30pm after severe weather causing power outages PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that eight recreation centers will be opening at 1:30pm, earlier than normal operating hours, after a night of severe weather that led to power outages and the closure of Providence Public Schools. Normal programming […]

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