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Friday, May, 20, 2022

Providence Cooling Centers Open with High Temperatures Expected

Officials urge residents to exercise caution ahead of high heat conditions; provide safety tips, locations and schedules of cooling centers Friday, May 20, 2022 Providence, RI- Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Providence Cooling Centers will be opening Saturday, May 21 to help residents keep cool with high temperatures, high humidity and high […]

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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, 12, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Members of Providence City Council, Community Partners Announce Next Steps in City’s Anti-Violence Initiatives

Providence residents can sign up for nonviolence training, apply for youth jobs; local organizations can apply for mentorship program assistance Wednesday, January 12, 2022 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilperson Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, Executive Director of the Nonviolence Institute Cedric Huntley, President and CEO of Mentor […]

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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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Friday, May, 25, 2018

Hands-Free Law

Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association (RIPCA) stresses the importance of the upcoming implementation of Hands-Free Law that will prohibit drivers from using hand-held communications devices Providence, RI– Rhode Island Police Chief’s Association (RIPCA) President, Colonel  James J. Mendonca, joined by Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr., and Attorney General Peter […]

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Saturday, March, 17, 2018

Traffic Advisory: Enforcement to Begin at Additional Portable Camera Unit Locations Monday, March 19

Providence, RI- The City of Providence will begin issuing tickets for speeding violations monitored by five new Portable Camera Unit (PCU) speed cameras located throughout school zones within Providence to provide increased public safety measures for both pedestrians and drivers on Monday, March 19, 2018. The cameras, which monitor Arlington Avenue from Freeman Parkway to […]

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Monday, December, 11, 2017

Mayor Elorza, State Partners Announce PVD Safe Stations

Starting 1/2/2018-PVD Safe Stations provides 24/7 support to opioid dependent individuals, directs people to treatment and recovery services  PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City is launching PVD Safe Stations on January 2, 2018, which provides opioid-dependent and other substance use disorder individuals the ability to connect with treatment and recovery […]

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