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City Wins RIDOT Assistance for Mount Pleasant Traffic Calming Campaign

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:08:14 +0000

A successful lobbying effort by Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) has won the City of Providence greater attention and assistance from the State of Rhode Island to address traffic hazards in the Mount Pleasant area.  

Correia Calls for Increased Police Presence in Sixth Ward

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:45:59 +0000

In response to an uptick of criminal activity in his ward, Councilman Michael Correia (Ward Six) is calling on the Providence Police Department to increase its presence in the Manton area. 

Council-Sanctioned Review of Licensing Operation Calls for Sweeping Changes

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:57:43 +0000

The Providence City Council today released a comprehensive review of the Providence Board of Licenses conducted by former Attorney General Jeff Pine. The report identifies systemic issues in the Board’s current operations and provides recommendations to improve efficiencies, procedures, and accountability. 

Councilman Correia Issues Statement Regarding Dirt Bike Accident and Fatality

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:24:48 +0000

Councilman Michael Correia (Ward 6) has released the following statement regarding an accident at the intersection of Leah and Fairview Streets. 

Ryan Partners with College Students, Non-Profit Groups to Clean Parkway and Purify Stormwater

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:45:29 +0000

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5), 150 students from Providence College’s Urban Action program, and volunteers from Friends of Pleasant Valley Parkway today shared a day of service to beautify and clean the Pleasant Valley Parkway grounds, canal, and surrounding neighborhood. 

Correia Calls on Providence Police to Target Graffiti

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 19:07:51 +0000

Councilman Michael Correia (Ward 6) is calling on the Providence Police to assemble a task force of officers to address graffiti in his ward.  

Finance Committee Protects Taxpayers with Additional Controls in Bond Ordinance

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:37:37 +0000

The Providence City Council Finance Committee tonight introduced and passed an ordinance that establishes greater taxpayer protections on a $40 million infrastructure bond question slated for the November ballot.

Bond Proposal Raises Concerns for Finance Committee

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:31:15 +0000

Citing concerns about the timing and potential risks included in the administration’s proposed $40 million bond referendum,  the Providence City Council Finance Committee tonight unanimously decided to continue the ordinance for further analysis and deliberation.  

Council Hires Attorney Max Wistow to Monitor Firefighter Mediation

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:02:42 +0000

The Providence City Council today announced it has retained attorney Max Wistow to monitor negotiations between the firefighters’ union and administration during mediation.  

Correia Announces Details for 2016 National Night Out

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:20:49 +0000

In conjunction with Providence’s First Responders, Councilman Michael J. Correia (Ward 6) today released details for this year’s National Night Out event in Providence. National Night Out is a year-long community building campaign designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs, and strengthen both neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.