Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilman Pedro Espinal of Ward 10, Bonnie Nickerson, City Planning Director and Executive Director of the Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA), Wendy Nilsson, Superintendent of Parks, Carol Ventura, Executive Director of RIHousing, and community members today broke ground on the Roger Williams Park Gateway, a project that will convert currently blighted lots into an enhanced entrance to the Park on Broad Street.
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that all Providence water parks will have extended hours Wednesday, August 25 through Friday, August 27 to help residents keep cool with extreme high temperatures forecasted. On Wednesday through Friday, all Providence water parks will remain open until 7pm.
Due to inclement weather, trash and recycling pick-up will be delayed one day. Residents whose usual garbage collection day is Monday (8/23) will have their trash and recycling picked up on Tuesday (8/24). The one-day trash and recycling delay will continue throughout the week.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are advising Providence residents to prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Henri on Sunday. Although the storm is shifting west as it approaches New England, Henri is expected to bring dangerous storm surge inundation and tropical storm conditions to Rhode Island, including strong, damaging winds of 30 to 60 with gusts to 70 miles per hour and heavy, extended rain that could cause significant flooding.
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