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We officially have a new Mayor!

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Jorge O. Elorza was sworn in at 12 a.m. today as Providence’s 38th Mayor. The private ceremony, which marked the official transition of power in the City of Providence, was held at Mayor Elorza’s home with family and friends. Probate Court Judge John E. Martinelli administered the oath of office.

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First bike lane inaugural parade

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The networks were busy tripping over themselves trying to point out all the numerous “firsts” during today’s Presidential Inauguration. [But they missed]: he’s the first U.S. president to walk down a bike lane during his Inauguration.

Inauguration Providence Neighborhood Celebrations & Thank You! (Jan. 7)

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The Providence Mayoral Inauguration events wrap up tomorrow with Mayor Taveras visiting the schools he attended in Providence: INAUGURAL NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011 The Inaugural Neighborhood Events are being held at the schools that Mayor Angel Taveras attended growing up as a child in the City of Providence. All events are free and open to residents and friends …

Governor Chafee’s Inaugural Address

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Photo from yesterday’s Mayoral Inauguration. By Jef Nickerson Prepared text of Governor Chafee’s Inaugural Address: Governor Lincoln Chafee Inaugural Address January 4, 2011 With deep humility, aware of the adversity we face but confident that, together, we will meet the challenge of our times, I am honored to stand before you as our state’s 58th Governor. I ask you to …

Inauguration of the 37th Mayor of Providence, January 3

In Election 2010, Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Mayor-elect Taveras and supporters celebrating on election night Mayor-elect Angel Taveras’ inauguration is Monday, January 3, 2011. All inauguration events are free and open to the public. All the details you need to know are on the Transition Providence website. Importantly, though the events are free, you do need to register for the evening Inaugural Celebration at the Rhode Island …