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Friday, July, 22, 2022

Mayor Elorza Announces Expansion of Electric Bike and Scooter Share Program in Providence

New e-bikes and e-scooters partners, Bird and Veo, join Spin, providing affordable access to micromobility options for residents and visitors Friday, July 22, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the increased availability of electric bikes and scooters in Providence via bike share service partners Bird, Spin and Veo. Spin, which is […]

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Tuesday, June, 14, 2022

City of Providence Announces New App to Help Providence Drivers Improve Commutes

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that Metropia’s free multi-modal navigation app – GoEzy – has officially launched in Providence, supporting the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Smartphone Travel Incentive Study. The GoEzy app helps drivers avoid traffic and spend less time behind the wheel, and as part of […]

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Wednesday, June, 01, 2022

Roller Disco Returns to Providence Rink with DJs, Dancing and Live Music

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Rink at BankNewport City Center is bringing the boogie back downtown with Roller Disco, kicking-off the season this Thursday, June 2 featuring DJ Barry spinning the best in old school grooves and roller skate classics. The party starts at 5 PM and the disco ball spins […]

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Thursday, May, 12, 2022

Mayor Elorza Launches New Infrastructure Project Dashboard

Dashboard provides project updates, budget information regarding Providence infrastructure investments Thursday, May 12, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7) and the City of Providence’s Department of Public Property today launched a new Providence Infrastructure Project Dashboard, making it more transparent and accessible for Providence residents to track […]

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Wednesday, March, 23, 2022

Call It A Comeback: PVDFest to Return in Full Force June 10-12

March 23, 2022 Providence’s signature arts festival to reignite Downtown after two years of scaled back festivities PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Council President John J. Igliozzi (Ward 7), the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and founding partner FirstWorks today announced details for PVDFest, Providence’s signature arts festival, happening June 10-12, 2022. […]

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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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Monday, December, 20, 2021

Save the Date: PVDFest 2022!

December 20, 2021 Dear neighbor – Since 2015, PVDFest has brought people from all corners of the globe together for a transformational arts experience. Throughout the past two years, we have curated over 100 smaller, in-person or virtual celebrations to support our local artists and bring PVDFest magic to our neighborhoods. In particular, we’ve learned […]

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Thursday, October, 28, 2021

City of Providence Celebrates ‘Great Streets’ Projects with Immediate Safety Results

October 28, 2021 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence Streets Coalition, AARP of Rhode Island, South Water Street’s Wild Colonial Tavern, and the City of Providence’s Planning Department today held a ribbon cutting celebration for several projects included in the Providence Great Streets Initiative, which aims to reshape city streets by prioritizing safety, sustainability and transportation […]

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