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Wednesday, October, 31, 2018

Energy Justice in Providence – Take the Survey!

How does our energy system impact you? The Office of Sustainability and the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee would like to understand how energy (heating, cooling, electricity, and transportation) affects your life. Most of the energy we use results in air and climate pollution, which is bad for our health, bad for the environment, and […]

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Wednesday, October, 03, 2018

REGISTER FOR THE GAME OF FLOODS

SustainPVD and partners invite you to play the Game of Floods, an interactive game-based training to help decision-makers, community members, and other interested stakeholders better understand how Providence can prepare for current and future flooding, especially flooding related to sea-level rise, heavy precipitation, and storm surge. The game takes participants through the process of prioritizing […]

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Monday, August, 20, 2018

Jenn Steinfeld Named Director of Strategic Partnerships and Economic Advancement for the City of Providence

Monday, August 20, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Jenn Steinfeld will serve as Providence’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and Economic Advancement where she will be responsible for leading the City’s Urban Innovation Strategy and working with departments that contribute to the City’s business development and retention efforts. “I’m thrilled […]

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Monday, July, 16, 2018

Mayor Elorza Announces Citywide Summer Cookout Schedule

Neighborhood cookouts to be held at recreation centers from 6:00pm-8:00pm throughout the summer, offer free food and family-friendly activities  July 16, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Parks and Recreation, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Healthy Communities Office to announce the schedule for citywide summer cookouts […]

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Monday, June, 04, 2018

City Releases FY 2017 Municipal Energy Report

The Office of Sustainability published its third-annual municipal energy report, disclosing the City’s facility energy data in an effort to track progress towards the City’s energy goals, increase transparency, and lead by example. “We are proud of our continued efforts to Lead by Example and share our energy data with the public,” said Leah Bamberger, Director […]

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Saturday, March, 17, 2018

Traffic Advisory: Enforcement to Begin at Additional Portable Camera Unit Locations Monday, March 19

Providence, RI- The City of Providence will begin issuing tickets for speeding violations monitored by five new Portable Camera Unit (PCU) speed cameras located throughout school zones within Providence to provide increased public safety measures for both pedestrians and drivers on Monday, March 19, 2018. The cameras, which monitor Arlington Avenue from Freeman Parkway to […]

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Tuesday, February, 27, 2018

Providence Talks Reaches Program’s 2,500th Participant

Nationally Recognized Program Aimed to Close the Word Gap on a Citywide Scale Celebrates Milestone   February 27, 2018, PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Talks Executive Director Caitlin Molina, Ready to Learn Providence Director Leslie Gell, Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center Executive Director Khadija Lewis-Khan and Providence-based family care provider […]

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Sunday, February, 18, 2018

Citywide Parking Ban to be Lifted at 8AM on 2/18

PROVIDENCE, RI – A citywide parking ban will remain in effect until 8AM on 2/18. As a reminder, property owners are responsible for shoveling their sidewalks to make foot traffic safer and easier for residents throughout the city. To report a non-emergency issue, download the PVD311 smartphone application on the Apple Store or Google Play or call 401-272-1111. […]

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Saturday, January, 20, 2018

Mission Space during April School Vacation

Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, 2018 3-2-1 Blast off into space! Family fun activities, demonstrations and more during April school vacation. Free with museum admission. Mission Space Week Happenings: 10am-4pm: Mission Space Family Fun Cost: Free with museum admission Activities include: build a Mars rover, be a rocket scientist and design a space […]

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