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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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Wednesday, May, 25, 2022

City of Providence Breaks Ground on Elmwood Community Center Renovations

Providence invests $3.25 million to make significant upgrades to local community center Wednesday, May 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9), State Senator Ana Quezada (Dist. 2), State Representative Grace Diaz (Dist. 11), members of the City’s Public Property team and community members broke ground today on […]

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Friday, February, 25, 2022

City of Providence Launches “Community Academy” Civic Education Program

City accepting applications for pilot program that will familiarize residents with City services Friday, February 25, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and members of the African American Ambassadors Education Reform Subgroup today announced applications are now being accepted to participate in Providence Community Academy, a new civic education pilot program that will familiarize […]

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Wednesday, January, 05, 2022

Mayor Elorza: ARPA Ordinance Builds an Equitable, Resilient Recovery for Providence

 Proposed ARPA ordinance aligns with findings of robust community engagement process after directly engaging 1,500+ Providence residents Wednesday, January 5, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today proposed a $123,769,438 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) budget ordinance that builds an equitable, resilient recovery for Providence that aligns with the City’s COVID-19 Recovery and […]

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Thursday, December, 09, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Winner of Annual Providence RePowerPVD Challenge

Johnson & Wales University’s Academic Center surpasses challenge participants with a 44.6% reduction in energy consumption December 9, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Providence Director of Sustainability Leah Bamberger today announced the release of the latest RePowerPVD Report and a new challenge winner, Johnson & Wales University’s Academic Center. RePowerPVD is […]

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Thursday, November, 18, 2021

Mayor Elorza Joins Environmental Partners to Release Municipal Composting Report

Providence announces planned expansion of community composting sites citywide November 18, 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman John Goncalves (Ward 1), Zero Waste Providence member Debbie Schimberg, Director of Sustainability Leah Bamberger, Deputy Director of Public Works Maureen McManus, local compost businesses and community partners to release the Providence Municipal […]

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Friday, August, 13, 2021

City of Providence Announces Construction Schedule of ‘Great Streets’ Projects

Friday, August 13, 2021 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, members of the Providence City Council, and the City of Providence’s Planning Department today announced the upcoming tentative construction schedule for several projects included in the Providence Great Streets Initiative, which aims to make all City streets safe and sustainable. These projects include safety improvements for walking […]

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Tuesday, July, 27, 2021

Mayor Elorza Signs Green and Complete Streets Ordinance

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., Providence Streets Coalition Organizer Liza Burkin and community members to sign the Green and Complete Streets Ordinance, making safe, clean, healthy, inclusive, and vibrant streets the default in road design rather than the exception. Providence leaders […]

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Thursday, April, 22, 2021

City of Providence Celebrates Earth Day by Launching the Pesticide Free PVD Campaign to Eliminate Harmful Pesticides and Chemicals

City eliminates the use of pesticides and chemicals from Providence Parks and greenspaces and encourages community members to take the Pesticide Free PVD pledge April 22, 2021 Providence, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7), Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Sustainability Director Leah Bamberger, Audubon Society of Rhode […]

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