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Mayor Elorza to Induct Three Community Leaders into MLK Hall of Fame

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:22:08 +0000

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Oasis International Founder and Executive Director Muraina "Morris" Akinfalorin, Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP) Director and Founder Rob DeBlois, and NAACP Providence Branch President Jim Vincent will be honored at the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Hall of Fame Awards. The induction ceremony will take place in the City Council Chambers at Providence City Hall on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:30pm.

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City of Providence Participates in Launch of First-Ever Online Data Tool to Examine Urban Health

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:44:00 +0000

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence is participating in the launch of the City Health Dashboard, an online data visualization tool made possible through efforts from the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, NYU's Robert F.

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Mayor Elorza Announces Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:26:10 +0000

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mayor Elorza today announced a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan to be submitted and vetted as part of the budget process in Providence.

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Mayor Elorza Announces All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:02:22 +0000

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Mayor Elorza today joined City Council members, School Board members, representatives from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (NMEF) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as community members to announce the All In: Providence Education Moonshot Summit. The summit, on April 8, will aim to engage all Providence stakeholders including families, students, teachers, community members and partners to make a citywide commitment to ensuring that all Providence students are successful.

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City of Providence Receives $200,000 Environmental Protection Agency Grant

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:25:28 +0000

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City of Providence has been selected to receive a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program. The City will use grant funds to develop a vision, market study, and an area-wide plan for redeveloping contaminated brownfield sites along the Woonasquatucket River, just west of downtown Providence.

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City of Providence Parking Ban Begins at 12:01AM on 1/8

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:25:51 +0000

Friday, January 6, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - Due to winter storm conditions Providence Recreation Centers will be closed tomorrow, January 7th. There will also be a citywide parking ban beginning at 12:01AM on January 8th, which will remain in effect until further notice.

Residents with overnight parking passes are advised that they cannot park on the street during the duration of the citywide parking ban. All vehicles parked on the street in violation of the citywide parking ban will be ticketed and towed to ensure that roadways can be plowed.

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City of Providence Announces Free Curbside Pick-up of Christmas Trees

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:13:39 +0000

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence announced Wednesday that free, curbside pick-up of Christmas trees will take place from Monday, January 9 through Saturday, January 21 on regularly scheduled trash pickup days. All trees collected by the City will be delivered to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and recycled into compost.

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Mayor Elorza Announces Neighborhood School Painting Project

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:27:49 +0000

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the first of a series of neighborhood school painting projects in Providence Public Schools. This on-going project series is part of Mayor Elorza's One Providence initiative aimed at protecting and serving every resident of the city regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, or disability.

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Cold Weather Advisory

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:06:43 +0000

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Temperatures will be dropping Thursday evening into Friday morning. In anticipation of colder weather, Providence Emergency Management Agency has identified the below Warming Centers located in Providence and confirmed their hours. Those affected by the cold or need assistance can call 3-1-1 or download the application for 24/7 submissions. Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED for up-to-date emergency notifications or download the application at www.providenceri.com/PEMA/codered.

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Mayor Elorza Announces City Hate Crime Hotline

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:03:00 +0000

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Congregation Beth Sholom, Director of Public Policy for the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence, Jordan Seaberry, Providence Police Major Oscar Perez, and community members to announce the City's Hate Crime Hotline.

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