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Thursday, July, 30, 2020

PVDFest Launches a First-Ever Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Explore Downtown, support local businesses, and soak up public art while practicing social distancing July 30, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – As summer heats up, PVDFest, Providence’s signature arts festival invites residents and visitors to participate in a virtual scavenger hunt. In the spirit of the festival, starting August 3rd, the scavenger hunt will create an […]

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Wednesday, July, 15, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Announces Truth-Telling, Reconciliation and Municipal Reparations Process

  Research & Engagement to Advise City on Forms of Municipal Reparations July 15, 2020   Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined City Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, 1696 Heritage Group Vice President Keith Stokes, Founder and CEO of Impact RI Janice Faulkner, Community Relations Advisor Shawndell Burney-Speaks and community members to announce a community-driven Executive Order […]

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Wednesday, July, 08, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza and LISC Launch Facility Improvement Grants Expanding Pre-K Seats Citywide

Grant Applications Open July 15 July 8, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to announce facility improvement grants aimed at expanding the number of high-quality, pre-kindergarten seats citywide. Eligible local childcare and early learning providers within Providence can apply online beginning July 15. “We know the […]

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Tuesday, June, 30, 2020

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza Regarding Recent Supreme Court Decision

June 30, 2020 Mayor Elorza made the following statement today regarding the recent Supreme Court Decision:   Today’s Supreme Court decision will ensure that the unsustainably generous pensions that were doled out in the past will continue to be an albatross over our city for decades to come. This decision will force the City to […]

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Tuesday, June, 30, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Announces Collaborative Housing Investment to Support Residents Affected by COVID-19

Partnership to Support Expanded Access to Eviction Defense and Emergency Housing Assistance for Residents June 30, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris and leadership from Crossroads Rhode Island, Rhode Island Legal Services (RILS), and the Rhode Island Center for Justice (RICJ) to announce nearly $1 million in […]

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Thursday, June, 04, 2020

City of Providence Announces Launch of Open Door Health Test Site

New CVS Health Drive-Thru Test Sites Open in Frontline Communities June 4, 2020 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Governor Gina M. Raimondo, Open Door Health and Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island today announced the launch of a new drive-up and walk-up COVID-19 test site at 393 Broad Street which will open Monday, June 8. Additionally, […]

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Tuesday, June, 02, 2020

Statement From Mayor Jorge Elorza Regarding Outbreak of Violence During Protests

June 2, 2020 Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s statement regarding outbreak of violence during George Floyd protests: Last night’s incidents were devastating for our community who has already experienced so much unrest and pain. Violence is never the answer and we need collective action— one that is productive, not destruction of our small businesses, who have […]

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Thursday, May, 21, 2020

Mayor Elorza Announces Additional Funding to Community Organizations Aiding the City’s Recovery from COVID-19

CARES Act provides nearly $3 million in supplementary assistance for local organizations May 13, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence has awarded nearly $3 million in additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding directly to local organizations providing essential services for during COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, […]

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Monday, May, 04, 2020

Providence Slow Streets Pilot Updates Announced

May 4, 2020 Providence, RI – After a successful weekend launch, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the following updates to Providence Slow Streets, a new effort to make it safer for residents to walk, run and ride bicycles while maintaining social distancing. “We saw folks enjoying our streets in new ways and exploring their […]

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