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PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza is warning that a new R.I. Supreme Court ruling will create "ballooning pension payments" for the city. PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Providence could be hit with ‘ballooning pension payments’ after court ruling

PROVIDENCE – Amid the financial hardships posed by COVID-19, the city has been hit with a new expense: up to seven years of cost-of-living...

Providence City Council passes tax levy, sets fiscal 2021 tax rates...

PROVIDENCE - The City Council gave final passage to a $358 million tax levy on Tuesday, paving the way for the city to begin...

Providence launches $1M eviction-assistance program

PROVIDENCE - The city will set aside nearly $1 million to help residents facing eviction pay rent and legal services, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

Providence Columbus statue temporarily removed pending policy recommendation

PROVIDENCE – Amid heightened scrutiny of statues and symbols associated with racism, a Christopher Columbus statue in Providence will be temporarily removed, Mayor Jorge...

Providence Business Loan Fund greenlights first COVID-19 emergency loans

PROVIDENCE - The Providence Business Loan Fund board of directors on Thursday unanimously approved up to $310,000 in low-interest emergency loans to four city...
ANGELICA INFANTE-GREEN, R.I. commissioner of education, has released her order pertaining to the state takeover of the Providence Public School District effective Nov. 1. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State takeover of PPSD to begin Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE – The state takeover of the Providence Public School District will begin Nov. 1, the R.I. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Concurrently, R.I. Education...
GOV. GINA RAIMONDO has directed the state Department of Education to establish a panel of experts to conduct a review of Providence schools./ PBN FILE PHOTO/ DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo orders ‘comprehensive review’ of Providence schools

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is directing the state Department of Education to conduct a "comprehensive review" of the Providence school system to...
PROVIDENCE IS LOOKING for undergraduate and graduate students interested in working in city government this summer as part of the Mayoral Fellowship Program. / COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ANATOLI LVOV

Providence seeking applicants for Mayoral Fellowship Program

PROVIDENCE – The city is accepting applications for the 2019 Mayoral Fellowship Program. Through a sponsorship from Cox Charities, the fellowship program offers paid full-time...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has won reelection in the gubernatorial race in Rhode Island. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Raimondo and Elorza re-elected by wide margins, R.I. voters approve all...

PROVIDENCE – Voters returned both Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to second terms on Tuesday by wide margins, according to preliminary...

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