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Tuesday, April, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Completion of Operations Review and Analysis of the Providence Public Safety Department

PFM Center for Justice and Safety Finance provides independent report informing shift to a prevention-first model of public safety to create a healthier, safer, and more just community April 13, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman Pedro Espinal (Ward 10), Commissioner of Public Safety, Steven Paré, Deputy Director of PFM’s Center […]

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Friday, April, 09, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Expanded Resources for Outdoor Activation

City Waives Fees to Provide Safe Outdoor Expansion for Small Businesses and Art Organizations to Encourage Cultural and Economic Recovery April 9, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – In the heart of Federal Hill, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President and Lt. Governor nominee Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Rachel Miller (Ward 13), Department of Art, Culture + Tourism […]

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Thursday, April, 08, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Safe Reopening of Providence Recreation Centers, Return of Youth Summer Employment Opportunities

Providence Recreation Centers to reopen citywide, offer free, socially distant enrichment programming April 8, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Katherine Kerwin (Ward 12), Recreation Director of Support Services Jackie Poulios, Art, Culture + Tourism Cultural Affairs Manager Gina Rodríguez-Drix, local artist Ysanel Torres and community members to announce the reopening […]

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Wednesday, April, 07, 2021

City of Providence Receives Donation of 25,000 Face Masks

City Residents and Organizations Encouraged to Request Free Face Masks  April 7, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that AIS, a Massachusetts-based company with ties to the ‘Make a Wish’ Foundation has donated and delivered 25,000 high-quality face masks to the City of Providence. “Ensuring our community members have access to protective […]

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Tuesday, April, 06, 2021

Statement from Mayor Elorza on the 2021 Act on Climate 

April 6, 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — “The City of Providence and its constituents have made it clear that addressing the climate crisis is a priority, but we cannot act alone,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “State and federal action are imperative. We have a tremendous opportunity before us to make substantial progress and create a comprehensive […]

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Monday, March, 22, 2021

City of Providence Announces Immediate Vaccine Eligibility for Residents Ages 18+ in Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19

March 22, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Council President Sabina Matos to announce that the City of Providence has been granted authority by the Rhode Island Department of Health to immediately begin registering eligible Providence residents ages 18 and older in some of the neighborhoods hardest-hit by COVID-19 in the state for vaccination clinics. These neighborhoods comprise […]

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Tuesday, March, 09, 2021

City of Providence Announces Additional Changes to Vaccine Registration Eligibility for Providence Residents

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Council President Sabina Matos today announced new age flexibility for additional hard-hit zip codes impacted by COVID-19. Residents ages 50 and older from neighborhoods comprised of zip codes 02904 and 02905 will immediately be eligible for vaccine appointments at upcoming vaccination clinics. I want to […]

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Tuesday, March, 02, 2021

City of Providence Announces Changes to Vaccine Registration Eligibility for Providence Residents in Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by COVID-19

City’s Targeted Approach Focuses on Equity for Hard-Hit Communities March 2, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Council President Sabina Matos today announced that the City of Providence has been granted authority by the Rhode Island Department of Health to immediately begin registering eligible Providence residents ages 50 and older for vaccine appointments at upcoming […]

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