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Thursday, October, 01, 2020

City of Providence Extends #ReThinkPVD Campaign, Free Two-Hour Parking & Outdoor Expansion Opportunities

Liquor Licenses Payments Accepted Over Six Month Period to Support Local Businesses October 1, 2020 Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and City Council President Sabina Matos announced today that local ReThinkPVD free two-hour parking in designated commercial districts will be extended through January 1, 2021. Two-hour free parking will also be available on Angell Street and […]

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Monday, September, 28, 2020

City of Providence Updates Building Operations  

City Building Closures Changed from Wednesday to Fridays for Cleaning September 28, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that beginning this week, city buildings will change the one day of closure for cleaning from Wednesdays to Fridays. City buildings will offer in-person city services Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30AM […]

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Monday, September, 28, 2020

City of Providence and LISC Rhode Island Announce Recipients for the Early Learning Facilities Grants

Nearly $600,000 Awarded to 15 grantees, Supporting 1,100 Seats September 28, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Rhode Island Executive Director Jeanne Cola today joined Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Children’s Friend CEO and President David Caprio, Children’s Friend parent Ana Echavarria de Saquic, and community members in announcing the recipients of grants […]

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Thursday, September, 24, 2020

City of Providence Announces Operations Review & Budget Analysis of the Public Safety Department

PFM’s Center for Justice and Safety Finance to Review Operations and Budget for Efficiencies as Part of the City’s Commitment to Social Justice and Equity September 24, 2020 Providence, RI – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced an engagement with PFM’s Center for Justice and Safety Finance, which will be conducting an independent budget […]

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Tuesday, September, 22, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Joins Community Members in Launching Truth Telling Phase

Truth Telling Committee to Collect Historical Experiences of Black, Indigenous and People of Color within Providence as first step to Truth, Reconciliation and Municipal Reparations Process September 22. 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Representative Anastasia Williams, 1696 Heritage Group Vice President Keith Stokes, Providence Cultural Equity Initiative CEO and Founder […]

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Thursday, September, 17, 2020

Mayors Elorza and Diossa Announce Joint Gun Buyback Program

Gun Buybacks to Happen Saturday, October 17 at Locations in Providence and Central Falls September 17, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI— Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa, Commissioner of Providence Public Safety Steven M. Paré, Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, and the Nonviolence Institute Executive Director Cedric Huntley to announce a […]

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Wednesday, September, 16, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Joins Mayors for a Guaranteed Income

Providence among newest cities to join coalition advocating for cash-based policies and best practices in existing guaranteed income programs across the country September 16, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined 24 other mayors from across the country to announce Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), a coalition of mayors who will explore […]

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Monday, September, 14, 2020

City of Providence Highlights Citywide Capital Improvements during Providence Infrastructure Week 2020

#PVDInfrastructureWeek to showcase Providence’s commitment to equitable, sustainable, and creative infrastructure    September 14, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As part of the week-long national advocacy and educational initiative, Mayor Jorge Elorza invites residents to celebrate Providence Infrastructure Week 2020. Throughout the week, the City of Providence will highlight several planned, ongoing, and recently completed city […]

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Thursday, August, 27, 2020

City of Providence Announces Summer Programming & Meals Extensions

City to Extend Meal Site Service, Waterpark Operations, and Play Ambassador Programming PROVIDENCE, RI –  Mayor Jorge O. Elorza in partnership with the Providence Parks Department, the Providence Recreation Department, and the Providence Public School Department, announced Wednesday extended youth meal distribution site service and extended waterpark openings and Play Ambassador supports. Due to the […]

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Tuesday, August, 18, 2020

City Announces Amended School Capital Improvement Plan, Paolino Donates Former St. Joseph’s Hospital

$300 million in Infrastructure Improvements to Providence Public Schools August 18, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris, Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, Providence Public School Superintendent Harrison Peters, former Providence Mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., and President and Chief Executive Officer of […]

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