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Council Panel Approves Tougher Penalties for ATV & Dirt Bike Violations

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:09:29 +0000

The Providence City Council Committee on Ordinances tonight approved a measure that aims to give police officers greater latitude in addressing the city's growing challenges with illegal use of dirt bikes and ATVs.  

City Council Approves First Passage of Community Safety Act

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:59:51 +0000

The Providence City Council tonight approved first passage of the Community Safety Act (CSA), a comprehensive, community-driven ordinance that aims to end racial profiling and codify into law best practices in police conduct from around the country.

Council to Award Providence’s First ‘Municipal Medal for Deeds of Bravery' to Firefighters, First Responders

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:58:10 +0000

The Providence City Council will tonight bestow the City’s first municipal medals upon several members of the Providence Fire Department for extraordinary acts of bravery.  

Aponte Issues Statement Regarding Relocation of Blue Cross Employees

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:56:01 +0000

Providence City Council President Luis Aponte issued the following statement in response to news that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island intends to relocate employees to East Providence.

Correia Calls for Increased Enforcement of ATV Laws

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:45:57 +0000

In response to an incident involving 50 ATVs that swarmed a public park over the holiday weekend, Councilman Michael Correia (Ward Six) is calling on the Providence Police Department to increase its presence in the Manton area and enforce laws that prohibit the operation of recreational vehicles in public spaces (Ordinance No. 2015-5, § 1, 4-13-15, “Article VII – Snowmobiles and Recreational Vehicles”). 

City Council Panel Passes Landmark Legislation to End Racial Profiling, Bolster Police Accountability and Oversight

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:44:10 +0000

The Providence City Council Committee on Ordinances tonight approved passage of the Community Safety Act (CSA), a community-driven, comprehensive ordinance that codifies into law best practices in police conduct from around the country.  

Ryan Unveils New Athletic Complex at Mount Pleasant High School, Baseball Team Hosts First Home Game In Years

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:01:28 +0000

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) today hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Mount Pleasant High School to celebrate the school’s new athletic complex and kick off the first baseball game of the season.  

Nolan Street to be Named for Providence Business Owner Patrick T. Griffin

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:17:49 +0000

Councilman Terrence Hassett (Ward 12) will host a ribbon cutting and street dedication in honor of Patrick T. Griffin, whose Smith Hill business, Patrick’s Pub, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.  

Women’s Basketball Legend Joins Pleasant View Recreation Center Staff

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:48:33 +0000

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) today announced that local basketball legend Christina Batastini has joined the Pleasant View Recreation Center as a part-time staff member.

Federal Hill Pizza Opens Second Location in Providence's Old Castle Cinema as City's first NRA project

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:27:22 +0000

On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM, William Manzo Jr. and his wife Christine, owners of Federal Hill Pizza, will formally open their newest location at 1039 Chalkstone Avenue in the former Castle Theater.