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Providence City Council gives first approval to $124M ARPA spending plan

PROVIDENCE – Plans for how to dole out Providence’s share of federal relief dollars are taking shape, with the City Council giving a first...

City committee approves amended $124M ARPA plan

PROVIDENCE – More money will go to community recreation centers, with less available for small-business programs under the amended version of the city American...

Propane storage company expansion petition rejected

PROVIDENCE – Attempts to fast track expansion of a Providence propane storage and shipping operation were halted Thursday, with state energy regulators rejecting the...

Elorza launches voter education campaign ahead of pension bond ballot referendum

PROVIDENCE – City finances are not the most interesting - or understandable - topic. But lawmakers are trying to get voters excited about the not-so-sexy...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL is moving ahead with budget changes to finalize and fill a Providence Police Department community relations role, after Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's original pick, Michael Stephens, above, drew criticism for his lack of law enforcement experience. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council moves to fill contested police community relations job

PROVIDENCE – The stalemate between Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s office and the City Council over a controversial police appointment appears to have ended. Elorza’s original...

Providence developer plans apartments at former bed and breakfast

PROVIDENCE – A proposal to turn a former bed and breakfast in Providence into luxury apartments recently received pushback at a City Council Ordinance...

PVDFest set to return June 10-12

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest, the annual citywide arts celebration, will officially return to the city’s downtown in June. Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday the free...

Providence City Council approves proposed firefighters contract

PROVIDENCE – City firefighters would get 4% annual raises in exchange for doubling their contributions toward the city pension fund under a proposed five-year...

Providence City Council approves June special election for pension bond proposal

PROVIDENCE - Providence voters will get to weigh in on whether the city should borrow $515 million to shore up its pension fund in...

Providence lawmakers propose May special election for pension bond proposal

PROVIDENCE - Letting voters weigh in on whether the city should borrow money to shore up its pension system was one of the key...

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