Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Tiffney Davidson-Parker President and COO of The Providence Center, Sarah Kelly-Palmer, Vice President of Family Service of Rhode Island, Overdose Prevention Program Director of Project Weber/Renew Dennis Bailer, Director of Healthy Communities Laurie Moïse Sears, Commissioner of Providence Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements and community members to announce an engagement with The Providence Center and Family Service of Rhode Island to analyze the city's current emergency response systems and develop recommendations for the design of a Behavioral Health Crisis Response Program following an open Request for Proposals earlier this year.
The City of Providence today announced the return of Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021 Summer Pops in the Park Concert, “A Tribute to the Human Spirit,” at the Roger Williams Park Temple of Music on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:00pm, with a rain date of August 5, 2021. The concert is free and open to the public. Pops in the Park was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Two years ago, we brought the State into Providence Public Schools for the express and sole purpose of transforming the teacher’s contract. It is widely recognized that the transformation of our schools cannot take place without a top-to-bottom reform of the teacher’s union contract. I eagerly await to see the details but anything short of a transformational contract will be selling our kids short and it is something we will not accept.
Mayor Jorge Elorza and Executive Director of Roger Williams Park Zoo Jeremy Goodman today announced the return of Free First Saturdays for City of Providence residents at Roger Williams Park Zoo, kicking off this Saturday, July 17, and then occurring on the first Saturday of each month thereafter. The program provides Providence residents, with valid ID or proof of residency, free admission to the Roger Williams Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, and the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.
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