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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. 




New Recreation Center Opens at Pleasant View Elementary School

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:55:09 +0000

Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new recreation center at Pleasant View Elementary School.  




Report Reveals Administration Exaggerated Potential Savings in Tentative Firefighter Contract by $11M+

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:33:21 +0000

The administration’s latest claim regarding its tentative agreement (TA) with the firefighters’ union overstates projected savings by more than $11 million, according to a financial report from the City’s internal auditor Matt Clarkin. 




MONDAY 11/28: Ribbon Cutting & Playground Dedication at Pleasant View Elementary School

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:36:02 +0000

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, November 28th to celebrate the opening of a new recreation center at Pleasant View Elementary School.




Salvatore’s Fireworks Ordinance Gains Council Support

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:02:50 +0000

The City Council approved first passage of an ordinance on Thursday that closes a legal loophole on the use of fireworks not currently regulated under state law. 




Council’s Internal Auditor Uncovers $7 Million Discrepancy in Proposed Firefighter Contract

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:14:07 +0000

As part of the City Council Finance Committee’s continued vetting of the administration’s precedent-setting 5-year proposed agreement with the firefighters’ union, a hearing was called on Tuesday evening to receive the administration’s formal testimony and supporting financial documents. 




City Council Leadership: Vote “No” on Question 8

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:21:07 +0000

The Providence City Council leadership today issued a statement regarding the $40 Million Infrastructure Bond Question on the November ballot.




Patience & Perseverance: After Decades of Dispute, SWAP Breaks Ground on Pavilion Avenue

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:20:02 +0000

Council President Luis Aponte and Carla DeStefano of SWAP (Stop Wasting Abandoned Property), together with Lilly Littlejohn of the Family Housing Development Corporation, Mayor Jorge Elorza, and Barbara Fields of Rhode Island Housing today announced construction commencement of Pavilion Homes—a new affordable housing development in South Providence that will be available for homeownership to families with low and moderate incomes.  




Treasurer Announces New Accounting Program Will Generate $250K in Fiscal Year 2017

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:20:31 +0000

City Treasurer James J Lombardi III Esq. CPA today announced that a recently implemented accounting program is expected to generate $250,000 in new revenue for the City of Providence in the current fiscal year.  




East Side Monthly Editorial commends City Council

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:37:38 +0000

East Side Monthly Editorial (October 2016) commends City Council efforts to improve Board of Licenses