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Monday, January, 18, 2021

Mayor Elorza to Induct Three Community Leaders into City’s MLK Hall of Fame

City to Host Virtual Celebration to Honor Three Community Leaders on January 28th January 18, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI –  Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence Human Relations Commission have selected three honorees for the 18th Annual Providence Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony. The 2021 honorees are as follows: Director of the […]

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Friday, January, 15, 2021

Mayor Elorza Extends Free Two-Hour Parking During Providence Restaurant Weeks

City encourages take-out, delivery and dining local to support Providence Restaurants January 15, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City will offer free, two-hour parking in designated commercial districts in alignment with Providence Restaurant Weeks through February 6, 2021. “This pandemic has hit our restaurant and small business community hard, so we […]

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Thursday, January, 14, 2021

City of Providence Refunds Bonds for $2.02 Million in Savings

City completes bond refinancing at advantageous rates January 14, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence has closed its 2021 General Obligation Refunding Bond transaction. The City issued new tax-exempt bonds with a five-year final maturity at a True Interest Cost of 0.93% and new taxable bonds with […]

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Wednesday, January, 13, 2021

Mayor Elorza Joins City Council and Community Partners to Announce Package of New Policies to Advance Climate Justice Goals 

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Helen Anthony, Councilman Pedro Espinal, and community partners to announce a suite of initiatives aimed at addressing the climate crisis and institutionalizing the Climate Justice Plan. “The looming threat of the climate crisis needs everyone at the table to define the legacy left for future generations,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “I’d […]

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Wednesday, January, 06, 2021

Joint Statement from Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council President Sabina Matos and the Members of the City Council on the Events in Washington DC on January 6, 2021

The world watches in awe when Americans vote and engage in a peaceful transition of power every four years, especially when we elect a President. We set the example for other nations to follow. What is occurring in Washington DC is not how our country holds elections. The result of this election was clear – […]

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Tuesday, January, 05, 2021

City of Providence Reports Fifth Consecutive Surplus Under Mayor Elorza

Year-end audit certifies a $4.7 million operating surplus in FY20, increasing Providence’s net Fund Balance to$25.1 million, with Rainy Day Fund Account at $13.7 million January 5, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced today that the City of Providence reported a year-end operating surplus for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) of $4.7 million. This is the fifth consecutive year […]

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Wednesday, December, 30, 2020

City of Providence Extends Homestead Recertification Application Deadline

City Launches Streamlined Online Homestead Recertification Application for First Time December 30, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City’s homestead recertification application deadline has been extended a month from Friday, January 15 to Friday, February 12, 2021, to accommodate residents who received notifications via mail later than expected. The homestead exemption provides residential homeowners a 40% […]

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Monday, December, 28, 2020

Free Curbside Pick-up of Christmas Trees for 2020-2021 Winter Season

December 28, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that free, curbside pick-up of Christmas trees will take place from Monday, January 4 through Friday, January 29 on regularly scheduled trash pickup days. All trees collected by the City will be delivered to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and recycled into compost. Any Providence […]

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