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Wednesday, February, 17, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Open Registration to Vaccination Clinics for Providence Residents Ages 65+ in Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19

February 17, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence would immediately begin registering eligible Providence residents ages 65+ in some of the state’s neighborhoods hardest-hit by COVID-19 for the vaccination clinics scheduled on Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20. These neighborhoods comprise zip codes 02907, 02908, and 02909. “Our goal […]

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Friday, February, 12, 2021

City of Providence Opens Vaccine Clinic Registration for Eligible Providence Residents

City opens registration for Providence residents 75 or older, in alignment with RIDOH guidelines February 12, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Elorza today announced available appointments for upcoming Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Providence residents 75 or older. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Providence residents 75 or older who are technologically able can […]

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Sunday, January, 31, 2021

Providence Citywide Parking Ban to Begin 6:00AM, Monday, February 1, Until Further Notice

January 31, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to expected severe winter storm conditions, a citywide parking ban will go into effect at 6:00 AM, tomorrow, Monday, February 1, until further notice. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the […]

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Thursday, January, 28, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Creation of Community Relations and Diversion Services Major

New Position Part of City’s Efforts to Advance Long-term Community Policing Strategies January 28, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the creation of a Community Relations and Diversion Services Major position within the Providence Police Department. The position will be the fifth Major added to the Providence Police Department Command Staff. “The addition […]

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Monday, January, 18, 2021

Mayor Elorza to Induct Three Community Leaders into City’s MLK Hall of Fame

City to Host Virtual Celebration to Honor Three Community Leaders on January 28th January 18, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI –  Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence Human Relations Commission have selected three honorees for the 18th Annual Providence Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony. The 2021 honorees are as follows: Director of the […]

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Friday, January, 15, 2021

Mayor Elorza Extends Free Two-Hour Parking During Providence Restaurant Weeks

City encourages take-out, delivery and dining local to support Providence Restaurants January 15, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City will offer free, two-hour parking in designated commercial districts in alignment with Providence Restaurant Weeks through February 6, 2021. “This pandemic has hit our restaurant and small business community hard, so we […]

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Thursday, January, 14, 2021

City of Providence Refunds Bonds for $2.02 Million in Savings

City completes bond refinancing at advantageous rates January 14, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence has closed its 2021 General Obligation Refunding Bond transaction. The City issued new tax-exempt bonds with a five-year final maturity at a True Interest Cost of 0.93% and new taxable bonds with […]

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Wednesday, January, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Joins City Council and Community Partners to Announce Package of New Policies to Advance Climate Justice Goals 

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Helen Anthony, Councilman Pedro Espinal, and community partners to announce a suite of initiatives aimed at addressing the climate crisis and institutionalizing the Climate Justice Plan. “The looming threat of the climate crisis needs everyone at the table to define the legacy left for future generations,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “I’d […]

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