Mayor Smiley Proposes $132 Million in Capital Improvements to Providence’s Infrastructure

    From: The Office of Mayor Brett P. Smiley Mayor Brett P. Smiley today introduced a new FY24 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), outlining $132 million of infrastructure investments over the next two fiscal years that will improve the local quality-of-life of residents and help make Providence the best-run city[Read More…]

by November 8, 2023

Mayor Smiley Announces New Agreement with Brown, Johnson & Wales, RISD and Providence College, More Than Doubling Financial Contributions from Higher Education Institutions

  From The City of Providence-Mayor Brett Smiley: Today Mayor Brett P. Smiley was joined by City Council President Rachel Miller, City Council Pro Tempore Pedro Espinal, Brown University President Christina H. Paxson, Rhode Island School of Design President Crystal Williams, Providence College President Fr. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., Johnson[Read More…]

by September 5, 2023

City of Providence Extends Opening of Pools & Water Parks for Extreme Heat

  Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions   From The City of Providence Police Department: Mayor Brett P. Smiley, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced that due to extreme heat conditions expected July 27, 28, and 29 pools and[Read More…]

by July 26, 2023

Providence Parks! Providence Splash Pads and Pools Reopen, Summer Meal Service Begins

  Mayor Brett P. Smiley, Recreation Department Director Stephen Grace and Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson today announced the official reopening of Providence splash pads and pools and the start of summer meal service.  Splash pads are officially reopened today, and pools will open on July 3 but will be closed[Read More…]

by June 28, 2023

We Are Hiring! Providence Schools Announces Largest Hiring Initiative of the Year, Appointment Only Hiring Fair for 2023-24

From The Providence Public Schools: The Providence Public School District (PPSD) is pleased to announce its upcoming hiring event, hosting an impressive roster of over 190 candidates and 19 schools, which promises to be a remarkable opportunity to witness PPSD’s commitment to providing excellent education in the community. The appointment-only[Read More…]

by June 2, 2023

To The Crusher! Mayor Smiley & Colonel Perez Demolish & Donate Illegal Forfeited Vehicles

  Mayor Smiley and Colonel Perez Demolish and Donate Illegal Forfeited Vehicles Community Response Team cautions use ahead of Memorial Day weekend   Mayor Brett P. Smiley and Colonel Oscar L. Perez, Jr. held a press conference today to destroy a dozen recreational vehicles that were seized by police and subsequently[Read More…]

by May 28, 2023

Francesca Leclerce: 2023 Providence Teacher of the Year! The Classroom Surprise!

Twas quite the surprise when Cameramen, School Administrators, Rhode Island Department of Education Officials, Teachers & Students converged on the classroom of Teacher Francesca Leclerc, at Providence’s Classical High School this past Friday … anointing Ms. Leclerc as the 2023 Providence Public School Teacher of the Year!   From The[Read More…]

by May 22, 2023

Chachachanges! Personnel Announcements At LaProv & Cranston City Hall!

Mayor Brett Smiley Announces Sheila Dormody as Chief of Policy and Resiliency Today, Mayor Brett Smiley announced Sheila Dormody as the Chief of Policy and Resiliency for the City of Providence. Dormody is joining the City of Providence with over 30 years of leadership in policy research, development, and advocacy and has[Read More…]

by April 14, 2023

Mayor Brett P. Smiley & Colonel Oscar L. Perez Announce Providence Police “Community Response Team” dedicated To Combat The Operation of Illegal Vehicles on City Streets!

  From The City of Providence: Mayor Brett P. Smiley and Colonel Oscar L. Perez today announced the implementation of a Providence Police Community Response Team to combat illegal ATV and dirt bike riding throughout the City. Under his administration, Mayor Smiley has made it a priority to address quality-of-life[Read More…]

by April 5, 2023

LaProv! Save the Date: PVDFest-THE Providence Signature Art Festival to Return September 8-10

  Mayor Brett P. Smiley and Director of the Department of Art, Culture, Tourism (ACT) Joe Wilson Jr. today announced the return of PVDFest, Providence’s signature arts festival, happening September 8-10, 2023. PVDFest 2023 will bring the City together once again to celebrate Providence’s world-renowned artistic, cultural, and culinary communities.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2023