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THE 9 P.M. CURFEW implemented by Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza after the riots earlier this week will remain in place despite the Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union calling for the order to be rescinded. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence’s curfew won’t be rescinded despite R.I. ACLU’s call to do...

PROVIDENCE – The city’s 9 p.m. curfew will remain in place despite the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island calling for Mayor Jorge...
PROVIDENCE IS OPENING up free two-hour parking in select business corridors through July. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence offers free business corridor parking; urges businesses to apply to...

PROVIDENCE – Providence will be offering free two-hour parking in select business corridors to help local businesses operating through COVID-19-related restrictions, the city announced...
PLAYING IT SAFE: As hurt as his two Providence restaurants have been by the coronavirus panademic, James Mark says he won’t open his restaurants for dine-in service until there’s a vaccine, treatment or widespread testing. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are we ready? Raimondo moves ahead with reopening R.I.

Mounting case counts, hospitalizations and deaths. Soaring unemployment claims and nose-diving tax revenue. Mysteriously high infection rates among Latinos. No matter what part of...
ONE PLAN? Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has resisted calls to reopen the city’s parks, trails and green spaces to match state directives. Pictured is a sign in Blackstone Park. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

R.I. must follow one plan to successfully reopen economy

As the state moves toward a phased reopening of the economy, it will be crucial for leaders to use Rhode Island’s small size as...

Elorza unveils $507M municipal budget; school spending plan incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on April 28 unveiled a $506.8 million municipal budget proposal, with a $134.4 million allocation for the Providence...

Council members ask Providence mayor to reopen public parks

PROVIDENCE – When is a park a respite for mental health and when is it a potential problem in attracting crowds in a pandemic?...

Providence City Council calls for financial details ahead of FY2021 budget

PROVIDENCE – It’s no secret that the abrupt economic shutdown caused by the new coronavirus will have serious implications for state and municipal bottom...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence expands business loan fund to help companies hurt by COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is temporarily changing the terms of its business loan fund to help more businesses come up with the...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence to accept late tax payments, planning for cash flow shortage

PROVIDENCE – Acknowledging the tight financial situation prompted by increasing expenses and limited liquidity amid the coronavirus crisis, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA touted the accomplishments his administration has overseen in his "State of the City" address on Monday night. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence enacts further restrictions to nonessential businesses, crowd limits

PROVIDENCE - Beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, the city will prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people and close nonessential businesses, including gyms,...

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