Fixing racial injustice, failing schools remain priorities in Providence

PLENTY ON HIS PLATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is not only leading the city government through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also signed an executive order to start a truth-telling and reparation process for Black and Indigenous people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PLENTY ON HIS PLATE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is not only leading the city government through the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s also signed an executive order to start a truth-telling and reparation process for Black and Indigenous people. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has been in office since 2015, but after being reelected in 2018, he is now term-limited and cannot run for mayor of Providence again in 2022. City residents and businesses have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, Providence has been wrestling with fixing a failing…

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