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City of Providence


Mayor Elorza, State and Federal Partners Announce Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:08:28 +0000

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that the City will hold its Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, an effort that aims to reduce prescription drug misuse by collecting unused and expired drugs from residents, this Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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City of Providence Searching for a Perfect Tree

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:36:38 +0000

Monday, October 17, 2016

The City of Providence will host the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday December 2nd & Saturday, December 3rd at Providence City Hall and the Alex & Ani City Center Skating Rink in Kennedy Plaza. To complete preparations, the City needs 2 evergreen trees: a 35-foot to 45-foot spruce or fir tree to grace City Hall steps and a 15-foot to 20-foot spruce or fir tree for the Providence Rink. The City is asking residents to nominate their own trees that they wish the City to remove from their property.

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City of Providence Expands International Ties, Signs Sister City Agreement with Guatemala City

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:48:10 +0000

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza today welcomed a delegation of dignitaries from the country of Guatemala to Providence City Hall for the signing of a Sister City agreement between the City of Providence and Guatemala City. The group led by former President of the Republic of Guatemala and current mayor of the country's capital city, Álvaro Enrique Arzú, is visiting Rhode Island's capital city as part of the PVD+GTM Summit.

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City of Providence to Host PVD+GTM Summit, Sign Sister City Agreement

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:14:51 +0000

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the PVD+GTM Summit, scheduled for October 11-14 the Summit will convene local officials and stakeholders, as well as a delegation of dignitaries from the country of Guatemala led by former president and current mayor of Guatemala's capital city, Álvaro Arzú. The summit is an effort to strengthen commercial, tourist, cultural, and educational relations between the City of Providence and Guatemala City.

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Mayor Elorza Announced Increased Investments and Support for a Safe and Compassionate City

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:34:00 +0000

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza joined elected officials and a vast coalition of community members, business owners, social service providers and interfaith community representatives to announce increased investment and support for citywide health and safety.

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City of Providence and IAFF Local 799 Reach Tentative Agreement

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:43:00 +0000

Monday, September 12, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence and its fire fighters union have a tentative agreement for a five year contract that realizes structural healthcare and retirement savings while resolving several ongoing legal disputes between the city and the union.

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Mayor Elorza Appoints Michael Borg to Lead DPW

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced he is appointing former army Colonel Michael Borg to serve as Director of the Department of Public Works.

"Michael has spent his career leading complex operations when timely success is critical," said Mayor Elorza. "I know that the experience he brings from the armed forces, combined with the intricate knowledge of Providence that he developed while leading PEMA, make him the ideal candidate to make sure our Department of Public Works delivers for neighborhoods throughout the city."

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Mayor Elorza Statement Regarding LNG Facility

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:49:00 +0000

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mayor Elorza made the following statement today regarding the proposed LNG facility in Providence, Rhode Island:

"The entire world is threatened due to climate change and we must move away from fossil fuels. In Providence, we have set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we are leading the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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Providence Finishes Successful Summer Recreation Season

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:13:57 +0000

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mayor Elorza today announced this season's conclusion of Summer Recreation programs throughout the city. This year's expanded offerings included dozens of camp activities, municipal pools and water parks - including a new splash park, the city's summer meals program, high school basketball league, swim meet, little league tournament, and educational programming to promote daily reading.

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Mayor Elorza Opens Waterpark at Joslin Recreation Center

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:41:21 +0000

Friday, August 12, 2016

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Recreation Director Michael Stephens, and Joslin Recreation Center Director Elmer Stanley in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the City's new Splash Water Park. The outdoor play space is designed to be opened throughout the year and provides children and adults a unique experience as the structures and equipment can be enjoyed without the presence of water.

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