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Friday, November, 18, 2022

City of Providence Opens Nominations for Twentieth Annual MLK Hall of Fame Awards

Celebrating Dr. King’s Legacy through the Work of Providence Civic Leaders Friday, November 18, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence is now accepting nominations for its twentieth annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. This award and ceremony are powerful reminders of […]

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Friday, October, 21, 2022

Providence Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Test of Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System

Providence Emergency Management Agency and Port partners to conduct annual drill of emergency evacuation system at Port of Providence Friday, October 21, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct the annual Port Evacuation Drill which includes a test activation of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System (PPESWS) at […]

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Wednesday, September, 07, 2022

City of Providence Announces Driver’s License Restoration Program

Partnership with OpenDoors will help reinstate licenses suspended due to unpaid fines and fees, missed court dates September 7, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza was joined today by Providence City Councilor Rachel Miller (Ward 13), OpenDoors Community Organizer Brandon Robinson, Pawtucket Municipal Court Chief Judge and President of the Municipal Court Judges […]

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Wednesday, August, 24, 2022

City of Providence Launches Eviction Defense Program in Partnership with Rhode Island Legal Services

Program will provide free legal defense services to low-income tenants facing eviction Wednesday, August 24, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza joined Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11), Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Steven S. Flores, Esq., Managing Attorney for the Housing Law Center of Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc., Brenda Clement, Director […]

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Wednesday, August, 10, 2022

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Rhode Island Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Providence Elected Officials, Education Partners Break Ground on William D’Abate Elementary School Renovation

City of Providence invests $21 million to renovate D’Abate Elementary School Wednesday, August 10, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Providence City Councilman Oscar Vargas (Ward 15), Senator Frank A. Ciccone, III (Dist. 7, Providence, North Providence), Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green, Providence […]

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Thursday, August, 04, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Community Partners Announce Immigration Legal Assistance and COVID-19 Recovery Program

Dorcas International to help low-income Providence residents navigate the U.S. immigration system and available supportive programs Thursday, August 4, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Executive Director of Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island Kathy Cloutier, Latino Policy Institute Executive Director Marcela Betancur, Providence resident Rayanny Thornton, and community members today announced the […]

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Wednesday, August, 03, 2022

Heat Advisory Issued for City of Providence, Providence Coordinates Emergency Cooling Centers and Extends Water Park and Pool Hours

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions Wednesday, August 3, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced that, due to the heat advisory and dangerously high extreme temperatures expected in the city, Providence’s water parks and pools will […]

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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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Friday, July, 22, 2022

City of Providence Extends Opening of Emergency Cooling Centers and Water Parks Through Sunday

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions Friday, July 22, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced that due to continued extreme heat conditions, cooling centers and water parks will remain open through Sunday. Earlier this week, the […]

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Wednesday, July, 20, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Council President Igliozzi, Commissioner Infante-Green and Superintendent Montañez Break Ground on Frank D. Spaziano Elementary School Annex

City of Providence invests $44 million to rebuild Spaziano Elementary School Annex from the ground up Wednesday, July 20, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez, Providence Public Property Director […]

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