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Wednesday, May, 25, 2022

City of Providence Breaks Ground on Elmwood Community Center Renovations

Providence invests $3.25 million to make significant upgrades to local community center Wednesday, May 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9), State Senator Ana Quezada (Dist. 2), State Representative Grace Diaz (Dist. 11), members of the City’s Public Property team and community members broke ground today on […]

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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Wednesday, January, 05, 2022

Mayor Elorza: ARPA Ordinance Builds an Equitable, Resilient Recovery for Providence

 Proposed ARPA ordinance aligns with findings of robust community engagement process after directly engaging 1,500+ Providence residents Wednesday, January 5, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today proposed a $123,769,438 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) budget ordinance that builds an equitable, resilient recovery for Providence that aligns with the City’s COVID-19 Recovery and […]

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Thursday, December, 09, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Winner of Annual Providence RePowerPVD Challenge

Johnson & Wales University’s Academic Center surpasses challenge participants with a 44.6% reduction in energy consumption December 9, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Providence Director of Sustainability Leah Bamberger today announced the release of the latest RePowerPVD Report and a new challenge winner, Johnson & Wales University’s Academic Center. RePowerPVD is […]

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Thursday, November, 18, 2021

Mayor Elorza Joins Environmental Partners to Release Municipal Composting Report

Providence announces planned expansion of community composting sites citywide November 18, 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman John Goncalves (Ward 1), Zero Waste Providence member Debbie Schimberg, Director of Sustainability Leah Bamberger, Deputy Director of Public Works Maureen McManus, local compost businesses and community partners to release the Providence Municipal […]

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Friday, August, 13, 2021

City of Providence Announces Construction Schedule of ‘Great Streets’ Projects

Friday, August 13, 2021 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, members of the Providence City Council, and the City of Providence’s Planning Department today announced the upcoming tentative construction schedule for several projects included in the Providence Great Streets Initiative, which aims to make all City streets safe and sustainable. These projects include safety improvements for walking […]

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Tuesday, July, 27, 2021

Mayor Elorza Signs Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Providence Streets Coalition Organizer Liza Burkin and community members to sign the Green and Complete Streets Ordinance, making safe, clean, healthy, inclusive, and vibrant streets the default in road design rather than the exception. Providence leaders […]

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Thursday, April, 22, 2021

City of Providence Celebrates Earth Day by Launching the Pesticide Free PVD Campaign to Eliminate Harmful Pesticides and Chemicals

City eliminates the use of pesticides and chemicals from Providence Parks and greenspaces and encourages community members to take the Pesticide Free PVD pledge April 22, 2021 Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Sustainability Director Leah Bamberger, Audubon Society of Rhode […]

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Wednesday, July, 08, 2020

Draft Community Choice Aggregation Plan Posted for Public Comment

July 8, 2020 Providence is poised to be the third community in Rhode Island to conduct a public hearing on its Draft Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Plan on Wednesday, July 15 at 5 PM via Zoom. This public hearing is required by Rhode Island law and input received shall be addressed and incorporated into the […]

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