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Monday, October, 19, 2020

City of Providence, LISC Rhode Island Announce Grant Program for Microenterprise Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Grants of Up to $10,000 to Bring Economic Relief to Providence-Based Small Businesses October 19, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Rhode Island Executive Director Jeanne Cola to announce a new grant opportunity for Providence-based microbusinesses adversely impacted by COVID-19. The microenterprise (MicroE) grant program will support […]

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Sunday, October, 18, 2020

Statement from Mayor Jorge Elorza Regarding Motorbike and ATV Activity

October 18, 2020 “We had a terrible incident in our city tonight that left a young man severely injured — we hope he will make a full recovery, said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “Our police are actively reviewing all video evidence, talking to witnesses, and recreating the scene. We will be doing a full investigation […]

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Thursday, September, 03, 2020

City of Providence Announces Additional Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Providence Business Loan Fund Granted $836,000 from the Economic Development Administration to Administer Loans to Providence-Based Small Businesses Thursday, September 3, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the Providence Business Loan Fund received $836,000 in additional resources from the Economic Development Administration through the CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant program to […]

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Wednesday, August, 26, 2020

City of Providence Outlines Preliminary Recommendations for Anti-Displacement and Comprehensive Housing Strategy

10-year Blueprint to Guide City’s Vision for Expanded Access to Safe, Affordable and Equitable Housing August 26, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined staff from the City of Providence Department of Planning and Development and RKG Associates for a virtual public meeting to unveil preliminary recommendations for the City’s Anti-Displacement and […]

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Friday, August, 21, 2020

New Exhibit! Wish You Were Here: Historic Postcards of Roger Williams Park

A current look at the Park through postcards from the past. Experience the beauty of “the people’s park” today as Rhode Islanders have done for more than a century. This exhibit features postcards and photographs of the park by local artist Bob Martin. Complimenting the exhibit are collections from the museum’s archives and vaults. After […]

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Friday, August, 21, 2020

The Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) Requests Proposals AMENDMENT #1

The Providence Redevelopment Agency (PRA) Requests Proposals AMENDMENT #1 The Providence Redevelopment Agency issued a request for proposals from the general public for Construction Site Work at the Charlotte Hope Plaza Project located at 50 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI currently owned by the PRA.  The Bid Package may be obtained from the Providence Redevelopment Agency website at https://www.providenceri.gov/category/Planning-and-Development/ This project […]

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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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