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Thursday, September, 21, 2017

Providence City Hall Open for Doors Open RI Festival (September 23)

 Providence, RI – Providence City Hall will be open to the public for tours as part of the inaugural Doors Open RI Festival this Saturday. The Festival will provide the public with free behind-the-scenes access to more than 20 unique places across the city without tickets or reservations. Visitors will build their own explorations of […]

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Wednesday, June, 28, 2017

Mayor Elorza Announces EAT, PLAY, LEARN Summer Campaign

City of Providence Kicks Off Summer Meals and Recreation Programming Today, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Wendy Nilsson, Director of the Healthy Communities Office Ellen Cynar, Superintendent of Providence Public Schools Christopher Maher, community partners and residents for the official kick off of the EAT, PLAY, LEARN summer programming campaign. […]

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Thursday, February, 02, 2017

One of Rhode Island’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives arrested …

The Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force received word earlier today that the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force located and arrested James Joseph, age 28, in Toledo, Ohio. Joseph was wanted by the Providence Police Department in regards to a February 25, 2016 robbery and shooting which took place at 570 Douglas Avenue. The […]

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Friday, September, 30, 2016

Enforcing City Parking Ordinance

The City of Providence will soon step up enforcement of its parking laws and begin issuing tickets to vehicles parked at expired parking meters or those that exceed posted curbside parking limits for all hours that parking regulations are in effect. The City’s current parking ordinance will be fully enforced from Monday to Saturday, 8AM […]

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Friday, September, 30, 2016

Providence Singers Announce Their 45th Season

The Providence Singers’ 2016-2017 season features exciting musical collaborations with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Aurea Ensemble, world premieres of new compositions by internationally-respected composer, Ola Gjeilo and Providence Singers Assistant Conductor, Michael Galib, and a studio-recording of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living. Mozart’s Requiem Friday, October 14, 2016 – 6:30pm Saturday, October 15, […]

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Monday, May, 09, 2016

City of Providence Awarded $100,000 Equity in Sustainability Grant

Providence, RI- Today Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that the Office of Sustainability has been awarded a $100,000 grant as part of the Partners’ for Places Equity Pilot Initiative. The funding, which includes a $50,000 match from the Rhode Island Foundation, will help the City better understand and better address the environmental concerns and needs of […]

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Tuesday, March, 01, 2016

Resilient PVD Lab Final Report Released

During the first week of February, the Office of Sustainability welcomed a Design and Resilience Team (DART) comprising of architects, designers, and city planners from around the country to host the Resilient PVD Lab. The experts, along with City leadership and roughly 200 community participants, gathered for three days to identify strategies for making Providence […]

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Monday, September, 14, 2015

Mayor Elorza Announces Update of City’s Sustainability Plan

On September 14, 2015, Mayor Elorza announced that the City’s sustainability plan, Sustainability Providence, will be updated in the coming year under the new SustainPVD initiative. The updated plan will include a new citywide greenhouse gas reduction goal and will address the impacts of climate change. It will also evaluate current strategies, actions, and metrics to ensure […]

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