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City of Providence


Mayor Jorge Elorza Announces Details and Schedule for PVDFest (June 1-4, 2017)

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:10:00 +0000

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PVDFest Expands for Third Installment of Providence's Signature Arts Festival

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Providence’s First Responders to Conduct Emergency Evacuation Drill at the Port of Providence

Tue, 23 May 2017 18:08:24 +0000

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Providence Public Safety Department, in cooperation with Johnson & Wales University and waterfront businesses will be conducting an evacuation drill of the commercial facilities located in the Port of Providence on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 10 am.

The primary goal of this disaster drill is to test the Providence Emergency Management Agency's emergency evacuation plan for the Port of Providence and also provide each facility and business in the area with an opportunity to test their internal evacuation plans.

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Providence’s Graffiti Task Force Kicks Off Service

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:40:03 +0000

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined the City's Graffiti Task Force, Public Works Director Michael Borg, and Mayor's Center for City Services (MCCS) Director Andy Jacques for a graffiti cleanup and pothole repair at the intersection of Barrows Street and Plainfield Avenue in the Silver Lake neighborhood. City officials highlighted the commencement of the graffiti cleanup service for the season, a pothole repair procedure, and reminded residents that they can report these issues using the PVD311 system.

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New Parking App Launches at Providence Meters

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:51:28 +0000

Monday, May 22, 2017

Passport app now available at on-street parking meters

There's a new app available in Providence that will make parking easier for drivers across the city.

The city has introduced Passport, a parking app that allows drivers to pay for metered parking from the convenience of their phones. Rather than paying at the meter, users can purchase parking securely in the app, monitor their session, and extend time remotely.

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Mayor Elorza, Providence Parks Department Announce Roger Williams Park Greenway

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:29:14 +0000

Friday, May 19, 2017

Drivers advised that 3.2 mile greenway will introduce one-way vehicular traffic in sections of park

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Providence Parks Department today announced that in an effort to increase free outdoor recreation opportunities in Roger Williams Park, the City will unveil a new 3.2 mile greenway loop on June 1, 2017. The greenway, which features designated tracks for biking, walking and or running, vehicular travel, and parking will also introduce park visitors to a new one-way vehicular traffic pattern along most areas of the loop.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 14:15:43 +0000

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will conduct tests of the Port of Providence Emergency Siren Warning System (PPESWS) at noon on Monday, May 22, 2017 and again at noon on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

The primary goal of these tests is to ensure proper functioning of the sirens and the system control panels associated with them.

These sirens may be audible in surrounding communities. The alert signal will be followed by the message:

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Kate Sabatini named Chief of Policy and Senior Advisor to the Mayor in Providence

Fri, 12 May 2017 19:54:32 +0000

Friday, May 12, 2017

Courtney Hawkins Named Director, Rhode Island Department of Human Services

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Kate Sabatini will serve as Providence's Chief of Policy and Senior Advisor to the Mayor, where she will oversee strategic direction and policy development for the City.

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City of Providence Awarded $400,000 Working Cities Challenge Grant

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:46:07 +0000

Friday, May 12, 2017

Funds to aid implementation of neighborhood workforce development sites targeting underserved job seekers

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City of Providence has been awarded a $400,000 grant through the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston' s Rhode Island Working Cities Challenge (WCC). The grant will aid the implementation of the PVD--Transforming its Workforce System initiative proposed by the Providence Working Cities Challenge Team, which was led by the City's Office of Economic Opportunity.

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Mayor Elorza Opens Registration for Summer Recreation Programs

Thu, 11 May 2017 20:25:55 +0000

Thursday, May 11, 2017

City to offer dozens of youth camps for weekly cost of $5, midnight basketball league for young adults

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Mayor Elorza, State and Federal Partners Announce Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:45 +0000

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Providence plans collection at four locations Saturday, April 29 to reduce misuse and abuse of prescription drugs

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City will hold its Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an effort that aims to reduce prescription drug misuse by collecting unused and expired drugs from residents, this Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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