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Providence Pedestrian Bridge could be named for Michael Van Leesten

PROVIDENCE – The $22 million Providence Pedestrian Bridge, which opened last year to acclaim, may be named in honor of the late Michael Van...

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...
PROTESTERS march in New York City on June 6. Calls to “defund the police” have spread nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month in Minneapolis. / AP FILE PHOTO/RAGAN CLARK

How far should police reform go?

The national movement to make police agencies more accountable for their use of force and treatment of black people has led to moves toward...

Councilman: Columbus statue isn’t leaving Columbus Square

PROVIDENCE – The statue of Christopher Columbus that has stood in Columbus Square in Providence, in the Elmwood neighborhood, since the late 19th century...

Providence City Council partners with ONE Neighborhood Builders to distribute face...

PROVIDENCE – Members of several community organizations, including the City Council, were on hand last week to pick up face masks gathered by ONE...

Salvatore calls on Providence to assist damaged businesses

PROVIDENCE – City Councilman David Salvatore is calling on the city to assist businesses that incurred damage during the recent riot. Salvatore released a statement...

Providence reschedules tax sale for August

PROVIDENCE – The city’s annual tax sale, originally scheduled for May 14, has been moved to Aug. 26, according to the mayor’s office. The delay...

City Council greenlights resident refunds for mistakes in trash can fines

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 1,000 city residents could be getting refunds for fines charged for leaving their trash cans out too long under a bill...

Espinal introduces zoning change to block waste-related incinerators

PROVIDENCE – City Councilman Pedro Espinal has introduced legislation to the City Council that would prohibit any waste transfer facilities or incinerators from locating...

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?...

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