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Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address yesterday, focusing his speech on education reform and improving infrastructure.

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Elorza’s State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

February 11, 2020 0 comments

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, Elorza focused on improving infrastructure and education to create a “New Providence,” while also discussing green initiatives and public safety.

Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

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Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

November 12, 2019 0 comments

With the impacts of climate change disproportionately affecting low-income communities in Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled a plan that he hopes will help mitigate the disparity.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza endorsed Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president of the United States.

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Elorza endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined nearly 60 current and former mayors nationwide to endorse Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president.

Mayor Elorza rescinds support for water monetization

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Mayor Elorza rescinds support for water monetization

April 5, 2019 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza withdrew his support from his original legislative proposal to monetize the water supply for the city of Providence Thursday.

Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

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Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

March 4, 2019 0 comments

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students.

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.