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Mayor Elorza, Elected Officials, Community Members and Artists Celebrate Reopening of Davey Lopes Pool

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11), State Representative Grace Diaz, State Senator Tiara Mack, State Representative Anastasia Williams, community members and artists joined together today for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the reopening of the Davey Lopes Recreation Center Pool and announce the summer 2022 Providence water park and pool schedule.
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City of Providence Prepares for National 3G Phase Out by Integrating Credit Card Parking Payments into PVD311 App

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced a new convenient method to pay for parking in preparation for the national discontinuation of 3G service. Digital parking payment functionality has now been integrated into the City’s PVD311 app, which is already widely used by Providence residents and visitors.
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City of Providence Announces New App to Help Providence Drivers Improve Commutes

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence today announced that Metropia’s free multi-modal navigation app – GoEzy – has officially launched in Providence, supporting the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Smartphone Travel Incentive Study. The GoEzy app helps drivers avoid traffic and spend less time behind the wheel, and as part of the study, Providence drivers could be offered valuable rewards for trying out GoEzy’s suggestions to improve their commute over the next several weeks.
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Roller Disco Returns to Providence Rink with DJs, Dancing and Live Music

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Providence Rink at BankNewport City Center is bringing the boogie back downtown with Roller Disco, kicking-off the season this Thursday, June 2 featuring DJ Barry spinning the best in old school grooves and roller skate classics. The party starts at 5 PM and the disco ball spins until 10 PM all season long. Roller Disco will continue every Thursday and Friday, June through October.
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City of Providence Breaks Ground on Elmwood Community Center Renovations

Providence invests $3.25 million to make significant upgrades to local community center. PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo (Ward 9), State Senator Ana Quezada (Dist. 2), State Representative Grace Diaz (Dist. 11), members of the City’s Public Property team and community members broke ground today on the Elmwood Community Center renovation project. The $3.25 million project is part of the City’s coordinated Capital Infrastructure Investments and funded by $1.5 million from the Capital Improvement Plan and $1.5 million from Providence’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act.
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Mayor Elorza Presents Providence College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley with Key to the City

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Former Rhode Island State Senator Harold Metts, Providence Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez, Providence College Men’s Basketball Players, and Providence Public School District students to present a Key to the City to local icon and Providence College Men’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley. Coach Cooley led Providence College to the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Sweet Sixteen Tournament and No. 4 seed and was named Naismith Coach of the Year.
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Hometown Glory: PVDFest 2022 Celebrates New and Returning Local Talent

Since 2015, PVDFest has brought thousands of people together for a one-of-a-kind celebration, with truly unmatched and unforgettable experiences. From public art installations to vibrant musical performances, to innovative food and drink offerings, and more, this family-friendly festival has something for everyone. And while the festival’s show-stopping headliners deservedly receive a lot of attention, the City’s local artists and hometown favorites are what make PVDFest uniquely Providence.
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Mayor Elorza Launches New Infrastructure Project Dashboard

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Council President John Igliozzi (Ward 7) and the City of Providence’s Department of Public Property today launched a new Providence Infrastructure Project Dashboard, making it more transparent and accessible for Providence residents to track ongoing infrastructure projects citywide. The new online dashboard provides information about recently completed, ongoing and planned construction projects throughout the city.
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City of Providence Selects The Providence Center as Behavioral Health Crisis Response Program Partner

Mayor Elorza Signs Proclamation Declaring May “Mental Health Awareness Month” at Providence Safe Station. PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Director of Providence’s Healthy Communities Office Laurie Moise Sears, Director of Acute Care at The Providence Center Jacqueline Mancini Geer, LMHC, CRC, QMHP, Providence Fire Department Deputy Assistant Chief Zachariah Kenyon, Providence Fire Department Assistant Chief of Administration Kevin Dolan and Providence Police Department Major Kevin Lanni today announced the City of Providence has selected The Providence Center to implement the City’s behavioral health crisis response program.
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Astronomy Day on May 7

Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2022, as we celebrate National Astronomy Day co-hosted by Skyscrapers, Inc. (Amateur Astronomical Society of RI), and the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. Activities kick-off at the Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park and will run from 12:30-3:30pm with planetarium shows at 1pm and 2pm (planetarium show tickets must be purchased online), public solar observing, and astronomy activities. White light, hydrogen alpha, and projection telescopes will be set up in front of the museum for viewing the magnificent details of the sun. Skyscrapers members and museum staff will be presenting activity tables that will include: Beginner Astronomy, Exoplanets and Variable Stars, the James Webb Space Telescope, Solar Observing, and the Effects of Light Pollution.
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Mayor Elorza, Community Partners and City Officials Announce 2022 Eat, Play, Learn PVD Summer Opportunities

City will offer youth enriching educational, recreational and employment programs throughout the summer. PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Providence Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Javier Montañez, Executive Director of the Nonviolence Institute Cedric Huntley, Director of the Providence Healthy Communities Office Laurie Moise Sears, Superintendent of the Providence Parks Department Wendy Nilsson, Deputy Director of the Providence Recreation Department Steve Piscopiello and Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity Kadeem Leslie today announced upcoming Eat, Play, Learn PVD summer opportunities for Providence youth. Eat, Play, Learn PVD is a nationally-recognized initiative that provides Providence kids and families with access to healthy food, outdoor play, skill-building, and creative engagement all summer long.
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Mission Space During April School Vacation

3-2-1 Blast off to the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium during April school vacation! Do you know about Artemis and NASA’s plans to return to the Moon in 2024? The first uncrewed Artemis mission around the Moon and back to Earth is happening this year! Learn about it and celebrate all things space with family fun activities, planetarium shows, NASA Moon rocks and more during April school vacation. After visiting the Museum, be sure to check out Roger Williams Park Botanical Center (RWPBC) Fairy Garden Days! Their theme this year is Fairies in Space!
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City of Providence, BankNewport City Center and The Providence Rink to Host Roller Hockey Tournament

Hockey Kicks Off Spring Programming in Downtown Providence. PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence, BankNewport City Center and The Providence Rink want to see your skills on the pavement in Providence’s first ever Roller Hockey Tournament! Individuals ready to play can fill out a form online today, and submissions are being collected until March 31. Starting on April 5, and running on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings through April 20, teams of five (consisting of four skaters and one goalie) will compete on the Providence Rink surface in a family-friendly, no contact, winner-takes-all showdown.
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City of Providence Updates Vaccine Policy; Allows for Weekly Testing

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City of Providence is updating its COVID-19 policies based on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels, a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. According to the CDC, levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by assessing the number of hospital beds in use, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Providence County is currently at a low level.
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Mayor Elorza Hires Dr. Silas Pinto as Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the hiring of Providence resident Dr. Silas Pinto as the City’s first-ever Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). The DEIB Department was created in the City’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget to design, drive, implement and support the City’s efforts to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are shared and practiced principles in Providence.
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Mayor Elorza Joins African American Ambassador Group, Coalition of Partners to Unveil Reconciliation Framework

Mayor Elorza Signed Community-Driven Executive Order Establishing Providence Municipal Reparations Commission. PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Business Development Director and 1696 Heritage Group Vice President Keith Stokes, Reconciliation project co-leaders Providence Cultural Equity Initiative (PCEI) CEO and Founder Raymond Two Hawks Watson and Roger Williams University Assistant Professor Brian Hendrickson, Providence resident Cheryl Taylor, Senior Advisor to Mayor Elorza and Executive Director of the African American Ambassador Group Shawndell Burney-Speaks and community members to announce the Framework for Reconciliation and sign a community-driven Executive Order to launch a Providence Municipal Reparations Commission.
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