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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, 21, 2022

City of Providences Announces COVID-19 Testing Partnership with Curative

PCR tests available at Kennedy Plaza kiosk site Wednesday, September 21, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Curative, a COVID-19 testing and next-generation healthcare delivery company, today announced a joint partnership to provide convenient and accessible COVID-19 testing to the general public. Curative is now offering PCR tests for COVID-19 Monday through […]

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Tuesday, August, 30, 2022

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence Elected Officials, Education Partners Cut the Ribbon on First Phase of Classical High School Renovations

City of Providence unveils swing space and moves forward with next phase of renovations Tuesday, August 30, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11), Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Angélica Infante-Green, State Senator Tiara Mack (Dist. 6, Providence), State Representative Anastasia Williams (Dist. 9, […]

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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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Monday, August, 15, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Community Partners Announce Six-Month Extension of Providence Guaranteed Income Program

American Rescue Plan Act dollars to allow for continued data collection and assessment of pilot program Monday, August 15, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Amos House President and CEO Eileen Hayes, Dorcas International Executive Director Kathleen Cloutier, United Way of RI President and CEO Cortney M. Nicolato, RI Foundation President […]

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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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