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TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...
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...

Concerns raised over expanded e-bike, scooter program

Some neighborhood and business leaders in Providence are worried that the city’s plan to allow more rental electric bikes and scooters on the streets...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL will hold Wednesday a special meeting to discuss a proposed $125 million bond referendum for school construction.

Providence City Council moves forward on $125M school construction bond

PROVIDENCE – The City Council in a special meeting Wednesday unanimously approved a first vote to advance a proposed $125 million bond referendum to...

Providence turns to public bid process to find new home for...

PROVIDENCE - The city is turning to a public bid process to find a new home for the controversial Christopher Columbus statue. The Providence Board...

$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...

Former city councilman jumps into Providence mayoral race

PROVIDENCE - A former city councilman has jumped in to the city mayoral race, filing paperwork on Wednesday to run as an independent candidate,...

Providence switches to app-based parking payments, drops credit card option

PROVIDENCE – By the end of the month, the city will eliminate the credit card payment option from single-space parking meters and process all...

Elorza signs Providence $568M budget

PROVIDENCE – The city’s $568 million spending plan for fiscal 2023 is now official, with Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signing the budget on June...

Rhode Island will have big role in helping host Army-Navy football...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will play a significant role when Gillette Stadium plays host to one of college football’s oldest traditions in December 2023. The...

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