Category Archives: City Government

Upcoming Meeting on crime for East Side residents

Meeting for East Side residents with Mayor Elorza and other prominent city officials WHEN: Monday, November 16th at 6:00pm WHERE: Nathan Bishop Middle Auditorium Cheryl Simmons has arranged a meeting with Mayor Jorge Elorza and other prominent City officials to discuss crime issues on the East Side. Panelists will include: Mayor Jorge Elorza Chief Operating […]

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Parking meters are not seen on the horizon for Hope Street’s business district

Parking meters will not, repeat not, be coming soon, if ever, to the Hope Street commercial district. That was the message relayed by Pernilla Frazier, co-president of the Hope Street Merchants Association, to the regular meeting of the Summit Neighborhood Association’s board of directors. She was reporting on a presentation by Providence Parking Administrator Leo […]

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Work progresses on repaving the streets

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PUBLIC FORUM – Improving Pedestrian & Bicycle Infrastructure

When: 5:00PM-6:30PM, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Where: 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor How can the City of Providence improve pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and culture? The Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission and the Department of Planning and Development invite you to attend a public brainstorming session on the future of bicycle and pedestrian improvements […]

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City-wide events for mayoral inauguration

Dear Community Leaders, We are marking the inauguration of Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza with a city-wide celebration, and a call to community service. Can you help us publicize the following events? Thank you so much, Meg Clurman Inauguration Director Office of Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza Saturday, Jan. 3, 10:00am – 2:00pm One Providence Day of […]

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Candidates for Ward Three City Council seat discuss issues at SNA forum

Ward Three incumbent City Councilor Kevin Jackson and his write-in challenger Marcus Mitchell both came in for some pointed questions at a forum sponsored by SNA. For Jackson, part of the focus was on his failure to file the necessary campaign finance reports and his subsequent fines, but the most heated questions concerned his support […]

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Providence City Hall transforms into “Haunted Hall”

DATA: Thursday, October 30th TIME: 5pm – 8pm, LOCATION: Providence City Hall Mayor Angel Taveras and the City of Providence are pleased to announce a family-friendly, indoor alternative to trick-or-treating this Halloween season that will allow parents and children alike to learn about the history of Providence City Hall. Providence City Hall will be transformed […]

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SNA to host informal forum for City Council incumbent, write-in challenger

Kevin Jackson, the incumbent member of the Providence City Council, and Marcus Mitchell, the write-in challenger, will appear together at an informal forum to answer constituents’ questions at a forum sponsored by the Summit Neighborhood Association at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the main dining hall of Summit Commons, 99 Hillside Ave. Light refreshments […]

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At long last – two-way traffic

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Primary election candidates make appeal to residents at first of two forums

About 150 neighborhood residents and political advocates gathered in a large, muggy room Tuesday evening to hear the candidates for Providence mayor and District 4 representative plead their cases. Democrats Jorge Elorza, Brett Smiley, Michael Solomon and Christopher Young, all vying in the September primary for the chance to run for mayor, joined fellow Democrats […]

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