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Providence announces new, emissions-focused ordinance proposals

PROVIDENCE – The city is moving forward with several proposals aimed at furthering its commitment to lower emissions and increase climate resiliency.  Providence Mayor Jorge...

Providence reports $4.7M FY20 surplus

PROVIDENCE – Despite the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, the city ended fiscal 2020 $4.7 million in the black, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza...

Providence authorizes $20M bond to address affordable housing shortage

PROVIDENCE – Faced with an estimated nearly 8,000-unit shortage of affordable housing by 2030, the city of Providence will sell $20 million in bonds...

Providence to impose stricter crowd limits

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

Providence launches grant program for microbusinesses

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday announced a new grant program designed to help microbusinesses recover from COVID-19-related losses. The Microenterprise Grant...

Providence Foundation opposes elements of RIDOT’s bus proposal

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Foundation has joined transit advocates in voicing their opposition to parts of the state’s latest bus route proposal. The proposed plan, called the Providence...

Providence Council petitions to end DPW furloughs

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Providence City Council are calling upon Mayor Jorge O. Elorza to end furloughs for public works employees amid a “rampant...

Elorza’s ‘reparations’ idea faces hurdles

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s commitment to racial reparations for Black and Indigenous residents has created more questions than answers. The recently signed executive order...
ITALIAN FLAVOR: Restaurants along the normally heavily trafficked Atwells Avenue in Providence have reported about 90% of their capacity booked in advance during the recently launched “Al Fresco On The Hill” dining initiative. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Al fresco means survival for restaurants on Federal Hill

Rick Simone doesn’t mince words when it comes to the success of closing part of Atwells ­Avenue in Providence on Friday and Saturday nights...
MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA on Wednesday signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza announces racial reparations plan for Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday signed an executive order committing the city to a racial reparations plan, though specific details on...

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