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Report recommends new department to shift responsibilities from Providence police

PROVIDENCE – The city could cut costs, improve services and make its police and fire departments more efficient by creating a new department to...

Elorza announces fee waivers, programs to ease small-business burden on outdoor...

PROVIDENCE – The city is re-upping policies and programs designed to make it easier and cheaper for local restaurants and retailers to hold COVID-19-friendly...

McKee backs climate change bill

PROVIDENCE – After receiving reassurance from the state's top legal adviser, Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday said he intends to sign a high-profile climate...

Providence police records show major decreases in crime, arrests in 2020

PROVIDENCE – After a year marred by at least one memorable incident of violent riots and looting, downtown's image has taken a hit, with...

Providence unveils historical report as part of racial reparations program

PROVIDENCE – The city is taking steps toward recognizing and remedying long-standing racial inequities experienced by Black and indigenous residents. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on...
PAWTUCKET HAS expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents old enough to get the virus. Similarly, Providence has expanded access to the vaccine to residents 18 years or older in five hard-hit zip codes. / AP FILE PHOTO/UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Pawtucket opens COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to most residents; Providence expands access

Pawtucket announced on Monday it has opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents old enough to get a vaccine at city clinics. Similarly, Providence has...

DESIGNxRI announces 2021 Design Catalyst cohort

PROVIDENCE – DESIGNxRI announced its 2021 cohort for the Providence Design Catalyst program Friday. The 10 local design businesses will receive a combined $140,000 in...

Cities join forces to combat ATVs

Many lawmakers, business owners and residents are upset about the increasing appearance of loud, illegal all-terrain vehicles on streets around Greater Providence, but authorities...

Elorza pledges to ‘crack down’ on ATVs while defending registration proposal

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday recommitted to efforts to crack down on illegal all-terrain vehicles and defended a proposal to better...

Facing pressure from business community, municipal leaders eager to end emergency...

PROVIDENCE – One year after former Gov. Gina M. Raimondo declared a state of disaster emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, some have grown weary...

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