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Student ‘Flash Mob’ Breaks Out at City Hall for Black History Month Celebration

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:53:14 +0000

Fifteen students from Central High School surprised City Hall visitors and staff on Thursday with a flash mob performance during the Providence City Council’s Black History Month celebration.  

Yurdin Calls for Divestment of Providence Funds from Citizens Bank

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:19:07 +0000

Councilman Seth Yurdin (Ward One) has called for the City of Providence to terminate its relationship with Citizens Bank for as long as it continues to provide support and financing to the Dakota Access Pipeline. 

Council Approves Management Reforms to Board of Licenses

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:07:28 +0000

The City Council passed an ordinance amendment that establishes new mandatory operational and management reforms to the city’s Board of Licenses.

Salvatore Issues Statement in Response to Day Spa Raid

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:08:01 +0000

Councilman David Salvatore (Ward 14) today issued the following statement in response to the investigation of Smilers Day Spa on North Main Street.

Harris Opposes Paolino Housing Proposal

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:22:08 +0000

Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11) today issued the following statement regarding developer Joseph Paolino’s plans to convert the former St. Joseph’s Hospital into a housing complex for the homeless.

Council Approves Tax Stabilization to Redevelop Historic Downtown Property

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:24:59 +0000

The City Council tonight approved a tax stabilization to advance the revitalization of 225 Weybosset Street, an abandoned historic property in Providence’s downtown theater district.

Yurdin Calls on City & State Leaders for Greater Investment in Public School Facilities

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:21:30 +0000

City Councilman Seth Yurdin (Ward One) is calling on city and state leaders to align funding priorities and allocate more resources for public school buildings across Providence and throughout Rhode Island. 

Yurdin Opposes Johnston-Invenergy Water Deal and Clear Water Energy Center

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:18:08 +0000

Councilman Seth Yurdin (Ward One) will introduce a resolution opposing Invenergy’s proposed fossil fuel power plant in Burrillville and the use of Providence water for the project. 

City Council Commissions Municipal Medal to Recognize ‘Deeds of Bravery’

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:13:54 +0000

The Providence City Council has commissioned a Providence-based artist to design a municipal medal to recognize public servants’ extraordinary acts of bravery. The medal is slated for production in late February 2017.  

Salvatore’s Fireworks Ordinance Receives Final Approval From Council

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:57:50 +0000

An ordinance that closes a legal loophole on the use of fireworks not currently regulated under state law received second passage from the City Council on Thursday evening.