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Thursday, October, 21, 2021

Celebrating Our Parks!

Dear Neighbor, Providence is home to diverse neighborhoods, a bustling downtown, college campuses, and so much more. Throughout our City, you’ll also find incredible parks and greenspaces maintained by our Parks Department. Since 2015, our team has invested over $40 million to improve our parks. The Providence Parks Department has made significant improvements to most of […]

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Tuesday, October, 19, 2021

City of Providence Announces Four Providence Recreation Centers to Offer Extended Hours

October 19, 2021 Providence American Rescue Plan Dollars used to extend hours at four City Recreation Centers PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence City Council and Department of Recreation today announced that four City Recreation Centers will offer extended hours for young adults 18 and over Monday-Thursday from 9:00PM-11:00PM. Beginning today, and […]

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Friday, October, 15, 2021

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council Members Launch COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program

City of Providence allocates $7 million of Rescue Plan funding for small business microgrants  Friday, October 15, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Council President John Igliozzi (ward 7), Council Finance Chair Jo-Ann Ryan (ward 5), and the Providence City Council today launched the City of Providence’s online COVID-19 Small Business […]

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Friday, October, 08, 2021

Engage in the City’s Reconciliation Work

Dear Neighbor, The last eighteen months has been a particularly trying time for the world, nation, and our Providence community. The ongoing COVD-19 pandemic has exacerbated many of the injustices and inequalities that previously went unnoticed by too many. In response, my office created the African American Ambassador Group (AAAG) with community leaders to ensure equitable […]

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Thursday, September, 30, 2021

City of Providence Receives $25K Grant for Broad Street Cultural Corridor Plaza

Revitalized public space to combine public art, culture, and street safety improvements  September 30, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Arts, Culture + Tourism (ACT) Department, the Partnership for Providence Parks, Rhode Island Latino Arts and Providence Streets Coalition today announced the receipt of a $25,000 grant to create […]

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Wednesday, September, 29, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Keith Stokes to Serve as Business and Development Director

Stokes brings extensive business and economic planning experience to role Wednesday, September 29, 2021   PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced Keith Stokes will serve as Business and Development Director for the City of Providence, starting October 12, 2021. “Keith is a person of strong character and leadership whose robust community and […]

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Tuesday, September, 28, 2021

City of Providence Announces Mask Mandate in Municipal Buildings

City of Providence Employees Required to be Fully Vaccinated by October 1 Monday, August 16, 2021   PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that beginning Tuesday, August 17, all members of the public, including city staff and visitors, will be required to use a face mask in all municipal buildings. Additionally, City […]

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Tuesday, September, 28, 2021

Mayor Elorza Announces Nine Organizations Selected to Provide Year-Round Youth Jobs as Part of Anti-Violence Investments

Investments in programming will provide professional development and mentorship opportunities for Providence youth Tuesday, September 28, 2021   PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), and the City’s Office of Economic Opportunity today announced that nine providers have been selected to provide year-long youth jobs as part of the City’s […]

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Tuesday, August, 24, 2021

Providence Water Park Hours Extended August 25-27 with High Temperatures Expected

Officials urge residents to exercise caution ahead of extreme heat conditions; provide safety tips and locations and schedules of cooling centers and water parks Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Providence, RI – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that all Providence water parks will have extended hours Wednesday, August 25 through Friday, August 27 to help […]

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