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Wednesday, August, 14, 2019

Standard & Poor’s Upgrades City of Providence’s Bond Rating

August 14, 2019 Agency’s annual review upgrades bond rating to BBB+ from BBB and assigns Stable Outlook PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Standard and Poor’s Corporation  (S&P) has upgraded the City of Providence’s bond rating to BBB+ up from BBB and also assigned a Stable Outlook to the City’s rating. […]

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Friday, August, 09, 2019

School-Zone Speed Cameras to Begin Activation Starting September 3, 2019

30 Day Warning Period For New Camera Locations ONLY, violations issued beginning October 21, 2019 Providence, RI- The City of Providence announces the locations of the 15 Portable Camera Units (PCU’s) that will be operational in school zones throughout the City beginning September 3, 2019. The PCU’s, or speed cameras, are used to enforce speed […]

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Monday, August, 05, 2019

PHRC Releases Language Access Toolkit

As part of its chartered mission to protect the civil rights of all members of the Providence community, and ensure equitable access to city services, the Providence Human Relations Commission (PHRC) has worked diligently to build language capacity across the City of Providence. Throughout the last year, the PHRC has surveyed departments’ needs and assets, […]

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Tuesday, July, 30, 2019

Providence Fire Department’s Accelerant Detection K-9 Wizard

Providence Fire Department’s Accelerant Detection K-9 Wizard awarded $1,500.00 in grant funding from Petco Foundation’s “Helping Heroes” campaign Providence, RI- The Providence Fire Department has been awarded a generous $1,500.00 in grant funding from the Petco Foundation’s annual “Helping Heroes” campaign. Funds will be used to provide much-needed resources for PFD’s Accelerant Detection K-9 Wizard, […]

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Monday, July, 29, 2019

Providence Named “City to Watch,” Jumps 6 Spots in ACEEE National Ranking

The City of Providence joins Cincinatti, OH and Hartford, CT as one of three “Cities to Watch” thanks to its ranking on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard. Providence has jumped 6 spots since 2018 thanks to significant improvements in the categories of clean energy, energy efficiency […]

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