Providence

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

Mayor Smiley: Moody’s Upgrades City of Providence’s Bond Ratings

  Issuer & GO Ratings Move from Baaa1 to A3; Outlook Is Stable   Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Providence’s issuer rating from Baa1 to A3 and reported a stable financial outlook. This is the second consecutive rating increase this fiscal year. In[Read More…]

by March 16, 2023

City of Providence Prepares for Winter Weather Conditions Tuesday, Wednesday

  From The Office of Providence Mayor Brett Smiley: Mayor Brett Smiley, Director of Public Works Patricia Coyne Fague and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as the Providence-area expects strong winds and heavy, wet snow. The National Weather Service has issued[Read More…]

by March 14, 2023

Providence, Rhode Island City Council Supports Percentage Income Payment Plans for Struggling Gas & Electric Customers (English & Spanish)

 At tonight’s City Council meeting, councilors urged state lawmakers to pass a Rhode Island percentage income payment plan (PIPP) for electric and natural gas utility customers who may be struggling to pay their bills. The resolution points to rate hikes in electricity and natural gas for many Rhode Islanders still recovering from losses[Read More…]

by March 3, 2023

City of Providence & Providence Public School Snow Information!

      The City of Providence Responds! Mayor Brett Smiley, Director of Public Works Patricia Coyne Fague and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as the Providence-area expects snow accumulation and dangerously cold temperatures Monday night, through Tuesday. “We are taking this storm seriously,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2023

Joint Statement from Elected Leaders & Community Partners on the Future of the Cranston Street Armory (Spanish Version Included)

  City Council President Rachel Miller, Senator Sam Bell, Representative Enrique Sanchez, and Rebecca Atwood, President of the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, met with Housing Secretary Pryor Issued By The Providence City Council: On Thursday night, we had a conversation with state Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor. We were joined by[Read More…]

by February 24, 2023