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Friday, November, 20, 2020

Mayor Elorza Calls for Providence School Board Applicants

November 20, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the Providence School Board Nominating Commission is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Providence School Board. “The Providence School Board plays an important role in the transformational changes we are continuing to make into our schools,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “I encourage […]

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Tuesday, November, 17, 2020

Mayor Jorge Elorza Announces Supplemental COVID-19 Guidelines

 Additional Limits on Social Gatherings Effective Sunday, November 22 November 17, 2020 PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, City Council Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan and City officials today announced an executive order that will issue additional COVID-19 guidelines to go into effect on Sunday, November 22. “As we continue to see cases rise across our […]

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Thursday, November, 12, 2020

City of Providence Advances Plans for Transformative Public Infrastructure Investments, Announces Unified Vision for Downtown Public Spaces

Arup to lead the vision for a $16M public investment project, catalyzing downtown economic development, public space activation, accessibility and connectivity Thursday, November 12, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Department of Planning and Development today announced the selection of an expert consultant team to lead the City’s plans to invest […]

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Thursday, October, 29, 2020

City of Providence in Search of Perfect Trees

The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Forestry Division, puts out casting call for photogenic trees October 29, 2020 PROVIDENCE, RI – While the first flake of snow has yet to fall, the holiday season is just around the corner. In preparation for the merriment, the City of Providence is on the hunt for a […]

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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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