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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 mayor declares state of emergency, cancels city events

PROVIDENCE - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Thursday declared a state of emergency in the city amid growing concern over the spread of COVID-19,...
PROVIDENCE CITY Councilman Seth Yurdin has resigned from his post. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Moody’s, S&P assign stable ratings to Providence debt, CIP bonds

PROVIDENCE – After upping its ratings in 2019, Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings held steady in their latest ratings for Providence’s general...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza has announced the return of the #ThinkPVD campaign for 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Increasing property fees to tax-exempt organizations tops list of Elorza’s legislative...

PROVIDENCE – Increasing fees charged to tax-exempt properties, redirecting money paid by the Omni Providence Hotel to the state hotel tax and the creation...
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

Elorza touts accomplishments, outlines vision for ‘new Providence’

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza drew a sharp contrast between the financially mismanaged, crime-ridden and dilapidated city of his childhood and the...

Providence’s ‘urban trails’ plan draws objections

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza rolled out his Great Streets Initiative master plan on Jan. 27, but it didn’t take long for some residents...

Providence giving troubled e-scooter, e-bike programs another go, but not everybody’s...

Seemingly overnight, rentable electric bikes and scooters began popping up on Providence streets last year. The Creative Capital was in the regional vanguard of...

Providence City Council overrides mayor’s veto of zoning change for Hope...

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council voted Thursday night to override Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s veto of the zoning variance needed to surpass height...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA and state officials have announced a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership designed to train city residents in the health care and social service sectors. The program is supported by a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Labor and Training. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Elorza plans minimum $200M investment in city’s school facilities

PROVIDENCE - With the currently-under-construction Mount Pleasant High School as his backdrop, on Monday Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a "robust" public-school facilities planning...
The state's fiscal 2018 budget has been approved./ PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Schools face up to $45M in reduced state aid due to...

PROVIDENCE – Education officials in Rhode Island are bracing for up to $45 million in cuts to local schools due to the continuing delay...

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