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THE REACTION TO Gov. Gina M. Raimondo being selected as President-elect Joe Biden's secretary of commerce has been mostly positive. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo’s Cabinet appointment garners mostly positive reaction from local leaders

PROVIDENCE – Elected and politically tied officials, company executives and nonprofit leaders on Friday offered both congratulations and criticism to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...

Providence scores perfect rating from HRC on LGBTQ equality

PROVIDENCE – The city earned a perfect score for the seventh consecutive year on The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Municipality Equality Index, measuring inclusivity...
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

Fixing racial injustice, failing schools remain priorities in Providence

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...

Providence to receive $500K for guaranteed income program

PROVIDENCE – The city will receive up to $500,000 to launch a program to give direct cash payments to its residents, the city announced...

Providence to receive $500K for guaranteed income program

PROVIDENCE - The city will receive up to $500,000 to launch a program to give direct cash payments to its residents, the city announced...

Providence to impose stricter restrictions on crowd limits, events

PROVIDENCE – The city is imposing stricter limits on small, social gatherings and catered events beginning Nov. 22, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced on...

Downtown Providence experiencing high rates of opioid overdoses

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently shared findings and recommendations of two reports examining the high rates of opioid overdoses and strategies to...

Raimondo backs downtown transit plan despite continued opposition

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has thrown her weight behind the proposal for a divided downtown bus hub despite mounting opposition from businesses,...

Providence City Council joins opposition to RIDOT bus hub plan

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has joined a growing number of opponents concerned over plans to divide up the R.I. Public Transit Authority bus...

Providence extends #ReThinkPVD campaign to aid local vendors

PROVIDENCE – The city has extended the #ReThinkPVD campaign through Jan. 1 to aid local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

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