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Tuesday, August, 15, 2017

City of Providence Partners to Offer Discounted Building Operator Certification Training

Providence, RI – This September, the City of Providence will partner with National Grid and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) to offer a discounted Building Operator Certification Level I (BOC Level I) course. The course helps building owners and operators improve the energy efficiency of their buildings, reduce costs, improve occupant comfort and become […]

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Thursday, August, 10, 2017

S&P Global Ratings Affirms City’s Bond Rating and Changes Outlook to “Positive”

Moody’s Affirms City’s Bond Rating, Retains Negative Outlook Providence, R.I. – Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that S&P Global Ratings has affirmed the City of Providence’s outstanding General Obligation (GO) Bond rating at ‘BBB’ and has improved the City’s outlook to ‘positive’ from ‘stable’.  Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the City’s Baa1 Rating and retained […]

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Monday, August, 07, 2017

Fifty-five recruits graduate from the 68th Providence Police Department Training Academy

The largest and most diverse class in the department’s history has been sworn in as the newest officers representing Providence’s Finest  PROVIDENCE. RI- Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., members of the Providence Police Department and City officials joined at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center this […]

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Monday, August, 07, 2017

Plastic Pollution Reduction Efforts Going “Beyond the Ban”

The Office of Sustainability has partnered with cities across North America to explore interventions and policies to prevent the release of plastics into the environment. The world’s consumption of plastic products is growing exponentially and our environment cannot sustain the amount of plastic pollution. Between 1964 and 2014, plastic production increased by twenty-fold and according […]

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Thursday, August, 03, 2017

Mayor Elorza Releases All In: Providence Education Summit Report

Report outlines ideas & feedback by more than four hundred community members to build & support a cohesive vision for education PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the release of the All In: Providence Education Summit report. The report outlines ideas, suggestions and feedback provided by more than four hundred community members […]

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