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City of Providence


Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Kevin Kugel Named Director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:13:00 +0000

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Kevin Kugel will serve as Director of the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA). Most recently, LTC (Ret.) Kugel was of Professor of Military Science at Providence College where he was chair of the department.

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Mayor Elorza Relaunches #ThinkPVD Campaign, Free Holiday Parking for Shoppers

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 20:22:45 +0000

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined local businesses representatives and community members to relaunch Providence's #ThinkPVD campaign encouraging residents and visitors to "think, shop and buy locally" in the City this holiday season.

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Mayor Elorza Announces Creation of the Muslim-American Advisory Board

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:27:00 +0000

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza joined members of the Muslim-American community to sign an executive order creating the Muslim-American Advisory Board as part of an ongoing 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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Mayor Elorza Introduces New Licensing Kiosk to Business Community

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:04:37 +0000

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza, Sin Bakery proprietor Jennifer Luxmoore, Department of Innovation Director Emmanuel Echevarria, as well as staff from Providence's Licensing Office today introduced the City's new Licensing Kiosk. The addition of the innovative tool and the Viewpoint digitized platform is part of Mayor Elorza's efforts to streamline licensing processes and improve the experience of customers when applying for a license through the Board of Licenses.

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Tickets Available for Second Annual One Providence New Year's Eve Ball

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:36:33 +0000

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza and event partners today announced that tickets for the second annual One Providence New Year's Eve Ball -which will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Saturday, December 31, 2016, beginning at 9:00pm- are available online.

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Providence Joins 20-City Effort to Cut Climate Pollution from Buildings

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:07:54 +0000

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Providence is one of 10 new cities joining the City Energy Project, a united effort to address the largest source of energy use and climate pollution in America's urban centers and buildings. The project is expected to save Providence residents and businesses as much as $20 million on their annual energy bills by 2030.

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Mayor Elorza Announces One Providence Initiative

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:32:55 +0000

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced the One Providence Initiative, an effort in which the City of Providence will be announcing a new inclusive policy, initiative, or event to give reassurance to the city's most vulnerable and marginalized residents that the City will continue to support them. The announcements will be released each week leading up to the presidential inauguration.

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Mayor Elorza Calls for Providence School Board Applicants

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:02:48 +0000

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the Providence School Board Nominating Commission is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Providence School Board.

"Serving on the Providence School Board is a great opportunity for those passionate about public service and ensuring that students receive an outstanding education," said Mayor Elorza. "I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Board to ensure the school system is the best it can be."

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Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:46:00 +0000

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Fitch Ratings has upgraded the City of Providence's outstanding General Obligation (GO) Bonds to 'A-' and has assigned a Stable outlook. In addition to upgrading the City's GO Bond rating, Fitch has upgraded Providence's Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'BBB' from 'BBB-'. According to Fitch, the GO bond rating two steps above the IDR reflects the enhanced recovery prospects for GO bondholders afforded by the statutory lien on pledged property tax revenues in Rhode Island law.

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Mayor Elorza Highlights Downtown Improvements, Opens Providence's First Parking-Protected Bicycle Lane

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:17:10 +0000

Thursday, November 3, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today joined City officials, downtown developer Arnold B. "Buff" Chace, local bicycling advocates including Eric Weis, Chair of the Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and Alex Krogh-Grabbe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Bicycle Coalition, as well as community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Providence's first parking-protected bicycle lane on Fountain Street.

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