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Tuesday, August, 04, 2020

City Officials Highlight $20 Million in 2020 Park Improvement Projects

Over 80 Projects to be Completed this Year in Providence Public Parks August 4, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined City Council President Sabina Matos and Providence Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson to highlight and celebrate over 80 park improvement projects to be completed across the city this year. “Ensuring our residents have access to […]

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Wednesday, July, 29, 2020

City Officials Announce $140 Million Bond for School Improvements

Advancing 10-Year Commitment to Invest up to $400 million in Providence School Facilities July 29, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence City Council today announced a $140 million bond referendum that will advance the City’s 10-year commitment to invest up to $400 million in school infrastructure. “We know that every […]

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Friday, July, 24, 2020

Mayor Elorza Extends COVID-19 Guidelines & Provides Tax Deadline Update

Tax Deadline for On-time First Quarter 2020 Payments Extended, Waterparks Extend Hours Ahead of Heat Wave July 24, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an executive order that extends current COVID-19 guidelines, aligned with the State guidance, effective through August 19. In addition to extending all COVID-19 related health and safety […]

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Friday, July, 24, 2020

Mayor Elorza Extends #ReThinkPVD Free Two-Hour Parking in PVD Business Corridors

Free Two-Hour Parking Extended through September 12th July 23, 2020 Providence, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that the local ReThinkPVD free two-hour parking in designated commercial districts will be extended through September 12th. Businesses wishing to apply to repurpose parking spaces adjacent to their business as take-out spaces for streamlined pick-up, take-out, and delivery services […]

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Friday, July, 17, 2020

Providence Extends Water Park Hours, Coordinates Emergency Cooling Centers Ahead of Expected Heatwave

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions July 17, 2020 Providence, RI- Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that 12 of Providence’s water play parks will be operating with extended hours and two cooling centers will be activated this weekend in Providence due to the forecasted heatwave. The National Weather Service […]

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Wednesday, July, 15, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Announces Truth-Telling, Reconciliation and Municipal Reparations Process

 Research & engagement to advise City on forms of municipal reparations July 15, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, 1696 Heritage Group Vice President Keith Stokes, Founder and CEO of Impact RI Janice Faulkner, Community Relations Advisor Shawndell Burney-Speaks and community members to announce a community-driven Executive […]

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Monday, July, 13, 2020

Mayor Elorza Announces Community Choice Aggregation Plan

Plan aims to provide residents and businesses with new electricity supply options July 13, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI— Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilwoman Helen Anthony, Providence Office of Sustainability Director Leah Bamberger, Good Energy New England Director Philip Carr, Green Energy Consumers Alliance Rhode Island Director Priscilla De La Cruz, and community partners today announced a […]

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Friday, July, 10, 2020

City Announces Reopening of DePasquale Square Fountain after Renovations

July 10, 2020   Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Rachel Miller, Councilman John Igliozzi and Executive Director of the Federal Hill Association Rick Simone to announce the reopening of the DePasquale Square foundation after major renovation efforts. First built in 1981, the iconic fountain in DePasquale Square serves as […]

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Wednesday, July, 08, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza and LISC Launch Facility Improvement Grants Expanding Pre-K Seats Citywide

Grant Applications Open July 15 July 8, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to announce facility improvement grants aimed at expanding the number of high-quality, pre-kindergarten seats citywide. Eligible local childcare and early learning providers within Providence can apply online beginning July 15. “We know the […]

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Thursday, July, 02, 2020

City of Providence Encourages Safe, Local Celebrations for Independence Day

Safely Rediscover the Creative Capital this Fourth of July  July 2, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Ahead of the holiday weekend, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Council President Matos, and the Providence Warwick Visitor and Convention Bureau (PWCVB) are encouraging residents to celebrate safely, and close to home, this Independence Day. “While we will all be celebrating differently […]

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