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Friday, April, 09, 2021

Cities of Providence and Central Falls win Lawsuit Against the DOJ

Mayors Joined Together and Successfully Blocked Efforts to Cut Funding to Inclusive, Welcoming Cities Rhode Island – Today, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera announced that their cities’ two and a half year legal fight against the Department of Justice is over.     After filing a lawsuit on August 9, […]

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Monday, March, 29, 2021

Mayor Elorza Joins African American Ambassador Group, Historians to Unveil Truth-Telling Report

March 29, 2021 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined 1696 Heritage Group Vice President Keith Stokes, Truth-telling and Reconciliation Subgroup Members Raymond Two Hawks Watson and BJ Murray, Senior Advisor Shawndell Burney-Speaks and community members to announce the African American Ambassadors Group (AAAG) Truth-Telling report: A Matter of Truth. The report includes a comprehensive […]

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Tuesday, March, 09, 2021

City of Providence Announces Additional Changes to Vaccine Registration Eligibility for Providence Residents

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Council President Sabina Matos today announced new age flexibility for additional hard-hit zip codes impacted by COVID-19. Residents ages 50 and older from neighborhoods comprised of zip codes 02904 and 02905 will immediately be eligible for vaccine appointments at upcoming vaccination clinics. I want to […]

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Thursday, February, 11, 2021

City of Providence Expands PVD HealthWorks to Support Behavioral and Mental Health Needs

Initiative Backed by $145,000 Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) Grant, Partnership with Rhode Island College (RIC) Institute for Education in Healthcare (IEH) February 11, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence Office of Economic Opportunity and the Institute for Education in Healthcare (IEH) at Rhode Island College (RIC) have launched a […]

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Monday, February, 08, 2021

City of Providence Extends Homestead Recertification Application Deadline

Monday, February 8, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – The City’s homestead recertification application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 15, 2021, to accommodate homeowners who have not yet reapplied. The homestead exemption provides residential homeowners a 40% reduction on their annual property taxes. Providence residents claiming the homestead exemption must demonstrate proof of residency and identification […]

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Monday, February, 08, 2021

Citywide Parking Ban In Effect until 9AM Monday, February 8

Monday, February 8, 2021 A citywide parking ban will remain in effect until 9AM Monday, February 8. Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street through the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed […]

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Thursday, January, 28, 2021

Mayor Jorge Elorza, DESIGNxRI Announce Fifth Providence Design Catalyst Program Cycle

Innovative Grant Program Provides Funding, Business Mentorship, and Professional Development Training to Catalyze Growth January 28, 2021 PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined DESIGNxRI Executive Director Lisa Carnevale, CIC Providence General Manager Rebecca Webber and past grantee recipients Urvi Sharma and Manan Narang, co-founders of INDO-, to announce the launch of Providence Design Catalyst. The 2021 program will […]

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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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