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EXPANDING: Providence is set to double the number of rentable electric bicycles and scooters in the city to more than 2,000 by September.
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A failure to communicate on city’s e-bike expansion

Expect to see more electric bikes and scooters on Providence’s streets and sidewalks in the coming weeks – a lot more. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s...

Providence to double e-bike, scooter options despite prior problems

PROVIDENCE – The city is poised to more than double the number of rentable, electric bicycles and scooters whizzing through the streets. New contracts signed...

Providence City Council approves $515M pension obligation bond

PROVIDENCE – With the blessing from the Statehouse, city lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to borrow half a billion dollars to shore up...

$6.1M of Providence’s small-business grant program still unspent despite drawing more...

PROVIDENCE - More than 100 more small businesses sought funding in the final two weeks of the city’s small-business grant program - equal to...

Elorza gives new February deadline for unvaccinated city workers to get...

PROVIDENCE - After previously defending his Jan. 14 deadline for city workers to get vaccinated or else risk losing their jobs, Mayor Jorge O....

City Council moves to prevent mass firing of unvaccinated police officers

PROVIDENCE - While nearly 80 city police officers at risk of losing their jobs for not getting vaccinated are still working for now, the...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT John J. Igliozzi has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to consider a proposal that would stop the firings of city workers who have not complied with the city vaccination requirement. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council seeks to block mass police firings ahead of vaccine...

PROVIDENCE – The looming deadline for Providence workers to get vaccinated has become the latest source of sparring between city lawmakers, who disagree over...

Lack of demand for small-business grant program creates questions about outreach,...

PROVIDENCE – If every little bit helps for suffering small businesses, you’d think $2,500 would have companies lining up in droves. But in the three...

Less than 5% of money spent from Providence COVID small-business grant...

PROVIDENCE – Five weeks after the city launched a new grant program for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, more than 95% of the...

Providence receives 4K applications for guaranteed income program

PROVIDENCE – Interest in the city’s experimental guaranteed income program is nearly 40 times larger than the number of recipients that will be chosen...
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