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2018 Providence State of the City Address

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Cities have always been places that bring people from all and different walks of life to coexist and thrive together. This is what cities do, in spite of all the forces that are working to divide us. And that’s what our city will continue to do because that’s what makes us so strong.

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Providence State of the City Address

In Government by Greater City Providence2 Comments

Image from the Mayor’s Office Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address in the City Council Chambers yesterday evening. Below is the text of the address as released by the Mayor’s Office: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza 2016 State of the City Address Leading the Providence Resurgence Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Prepared as delivered) Thank you. Good …

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Mayor Elorza’s Inaugural Address

In Election 2014, Government by Greater City Providence4 Comments

“My parents came to this country to work in our factories and to strive for a better life. They chose Providence because this city offered the promise of steady work and it was a tolerant community that would embrace and welcome them. They came to work hard, and they made sacrifice upon sacrifice to build a life of even greater opportunity for my sister and me.”

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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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Election 2014: Mayoral Candidates Surveys

In Election 2014 by Greater City Providence4 Comments

As in 2010, this year we are seeking your input on those surveys. We will be sending surveys to the candidates for Providence Mayor by the end of the month; please use the comments section the questions you’d like the candidates to answer. When the candidates return the surveys, we will be posting the results here.

“My Time With The Mayor” Community Meetings Schedule

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My Time With The Mayor Mayor Taveras and City Hall directors will meet monthly with residents across the city. Mayor Angel Taveras is pleased to continue My Time with the Mayor, a monthly opportunity for the Mayor and senior members of his administration to meet with citizens from every neighborhood in the City. At each My Time with the Mayor …

What’s the government up to? Press Releases

In 195 Relocation Project, Economy, Government by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Surprisingly, there’s more going on in the city this week than my lamenting the unshoveledness of our sidewalks. A couple interesting Press Releases popped up today. First, from the Mayor’s Office: Senator Whitehouse, Mayor Taveras plan walking tour of Providence Business Districts PROVIDENCE – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Mayor Angel Taveras will spend Monday morning visiting businesses in …

Snowblogging: Sick Day Edition

In GC: Photos, Snow, Weather by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Ugh, I am sick today, snowblogging will be light as I sit at home and sniffle. I’m looking out the window, when it let’s up I may try a run to Walgreen’s (if they are open) for some medication: Readers are filling in the snowblogging gaps, submit your photos to our Flickr Group or email them to These photos …

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 …

Clearing snow from sidewalks

In Government, Snow, Transportation by Jef Nickerson15 Comments

As I impatiently wait for the first real snowfall of the season, let’s take a minute to talk about removing snow from sidewalks, my favorite topic here on Greater City: Providence. Back in February, the City Council updated the snow removal regulations, I was somewhat non-plussed by their action. My issues with the update were two; the DPW was given …

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 …

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News & Notes

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The Providence Journal: Endangered properties Really ProJo? Really!? You’re running a list of the Providence Preservation Society’s 10 Most Endangered Buildings and not anywhere in the piece mentioning that you requested and were given permission to tear one down, making it now the list of 9 Most Endangered Properties? Way to do some reporting there. StreetsBlog: “Forgiving” Distracted Driving Won’t …

Preservation Matters – Mayoral Candidates Forum

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Providence Preservation Society Mayoral Candidates Forum Preservation Matters When: Thursday, September 9, 2010 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: Providence Public Library Auditorium – 150 Empire Street (enter on Washington St) Send your questions in advance to Get to know the candidates’ position on issues that impact the quality of life in Providence’s neighborhoods. For further details, please call PPS Preservation & Advocacy …

Mayoral Candidates Survey: John Lombardi

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Greater City Providence sent surveys to all candidates for Mayor of Providence who qualified to be on the ballot. Below is the survey submitted by John Lombardi. John Lombardi Website: Facebook: John J. Lombardi Twitter: @JohnJLombardi Candidate photo courtesy of the Lombardi campaign Survey: 1. Other Cities It isn’t always necessary to reinvent the wheel when it comes to …