Providence mayor declares state of emergency, cancels city events

Updated at 5:35 p.m.

PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA on Tuesday announced the city is closing parks, trails and golf courses through May 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the city amid growing concern over the spread of COVID-19, revoking entertainment licenses and restricting the size of gatherings for other license-holders.  The declaration comes with limits on existing and new events, including cancellation of all scheduled City Hall events and…

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