Topic: Jorge Elorza

Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

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Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

October 25, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs.

Mayor Jorge Elorza (centre), City Council President David Salvatore (center-right), School Board President Nicholas Hemond (left) and Providence Public Schools Superintendent Christopher Maher (center-left) discussed options for the City if a compromise is not reached by the end of the week.

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Elorza seeks to restore school transportation

October 11, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced plans to resolve the ongoing disruption of student transportation to Providence Public Schools at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Mayor Jorge Elorza seeks re-election with commitments to improving infrastructure and supporting Providence youth.

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Elorza to face two challengers in Democratic primary

September 10, 2018 0 comments

Incumbent Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza will face off against two primary challengers — Kobi Dennis and Robert DeRobbio — in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary.

A new art exhibit at City Hall featuring work by international artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos aligns with Mayor Jorge Elorza’s plan to revitalize the Providence art scene.

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City Hall exhibit brings Irish art to Providence

March 20, 2018 0 comments

The Gallery at City Hall unveiled its newest pieces from Irish artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos March 15. Cox-Carlos’ exhibit, “‘GLÁS’ (GREEN): A Contemporary View of the Emerald Isle,” is free and open to the public until May 12.

Mayor Jorge Elorza will allocate an additional $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 to Providence Talks, which aims to improve children’s vocabulary.

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Early education program addresses R.I. youth literacy

March 7, 2018 0 comments

The number of words children hear in their first three years critically impacts their future development, and children from lower-income families will have heard 30 million fewer words than their peers when they start kindergarten, according to a widely cited University of Kansas study.

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to the protest by welcoming continued negotiation with the Providence Teachers Union.

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Elorza, teachers union clash at City Hall

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Yesterday, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Mayor Jorge Elorza was scheduled to begin his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m.

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NAACP, community unite in response to racist flyers

February 6, 2018 0 comments

The Providence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called a press conference Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Brook and George streets.

Jorge Elorza, first elected mayor in Nov. 2014, is seeking re-election in 2018. He continues to support leasing the city water supply to fund pensions.

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Elorza reiterates call to lease Providence Water Supply Board

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza is continuing to press for the leasing of the Providence Water Supply Board to fund the city’s $1 billion long-term pension liabilities.

Mayor Jorge Elorza presents the Providence Self-Employment Program, which aims to help entrepreneurs access loans for business through education sessions, at a community forum Tuesday night.

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City offers advice, new programs for small business owners

January 24, 2018 0 comments

Providence small business owners gathered Tuesday night for a community forum hosted by Mayor Jorge Elorza in the Joseph A. Doorley Jr. Municipal Building to highlight new opportunities for loans and programs designed to streamline business development.

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Elorza enacts municipal ID program for Providence

November 9, 2017 0 comments

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza signed an executive order to create a municipal ID program for the city Nov. 2.