Topic: Jorge Elorza

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.

Mayor Jorge Elorza spoke in support of many marginalized communities in the city, including immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

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Mayor Elorza hosts interfaith forum to discuss prejudice

November 1, 2017 1 comment

Mayor Jorge Elorza hosted an Interfaith Forum at the Providence Career and Technical Academy to discuss prejudice, community safety and policy changes.

The giving meters are one of Mayor Jorge Elorza’s many initiatives to support the homeless, in addition to a grant toward a new day center.

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Mayor launches giving meter initiative to support homeless organizations

October 16, 2017 1 comment

Amongst the parking payment kiosks along Thayer Street, a singular parking meter stands out at the corner of Thayer and Angell Street.

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Providence begins to tackle school facilities improvement at city level

October 13, 2017 0 comments

Providence kicked off its initiative to renovate public school facilities with the first “All In: Our Learning Spaces” workshop held at Hope High School.

Mayor Jorge Elorza announced that the city of Providence ran a budget surplus in 2016, ending years of deficit spending. 2016 was also the first year in the city’s history without a gang-related homicide.

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Mayor Elorza overviews policy platform at community meeting

October 13, 2017 0 comments

The mayor reiterated his administration’s four priorities: budget, infrastructure, education and accessible public officials.

Mayor discusses redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza

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Mayor discusses redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza

February 17, 2017 0 comments

“This is a historic moment for Kennedy Plaza,” Elorza said, noting that a final undeveloped parcel of land in the city center will soon be completed.

Elorza gives State of City address

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Elorza gives State of City address

February 2, 2017 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his annual State of the City address Wednesday, making note of the various and benchmarks reached during his time in office.

Mayor Jorge Elorza addresses a  crowd of nearly 1,000 concerned community members in the Hope High school cafeteria after election.

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Community members meet to reject hate

November 14, 2016 1 comment

The halls of Hope High School were silent Saturday night, save for the occasional echo of applause emanating from a packed school cafeteria.