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Celebrate Providence

Come join Mayor Angel Taveras & the Providence City Council, Providence State Representatives, Providence State Senators & Business Leaders, Community Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, Arts and Cultural Groups and Providence Residents for: A STRONGER PROVIDENCE DAY Join elected officials, leaders and residents as we bring the economic and cultural vitality of Providence to the State House. […]

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Mayor Creates Task Force For Diversity In Contracting

Cross posted by our friends at RIFuture.org: Mayor Angel Taveras was joined today by leading members of civil rights and women’s rights organizations, as he signed an executive order establishing The Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Procurement Task Force. The Mayor charged the Task Force with studying the city’s procurement practices and recommending improvements to

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Get Your Efficiency On

Providence residents are eligible for $9,500 in interest free loans, thanks to the Mayor’s new Residential Energy Efficiency Loan program. Loans up to $9,500 are available for single-family residences and up to $14,000 for two-unit residences. Loans of up to $6,500 per unit are available for multi-unit residences. Multi-unit applications must be submitted by the owner-occupant.

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Local Pols & Their Polls

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras comes out on top in a recent Brown University poll, with 52% of respondents giving him an “excellent” or “good” job approval rating.  Taveras edges out all other elected officials, even the unflappable Senator Reed, “making Taveras the most popular politician in Rhode Island by Brown’s methodology” according to WPRI’s Ted Nesi. Surely

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Angel Taveras Inauguration TODAY!

The inauguration of Angel Taveras as Providence’s 37th Mayor will take place TODAY – Monday, January 3rd.  In recognition of this day, there will be several inaugural festivities celebrating the City of Providence and Taveras’s vision for its future. You are invited to attend the ceremony and celebration as the Taveras Administration embarks on the important work ahead to move Providence forward. Schedule

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Clean Water Action Endorses Angel Taveras For Mayor!

The big news on the political street yesterday was that the state’s powerful environmental organization Clean Water Action weighed in on the Providence Mayor’s race and endorsed Angel Taveras for Mayor. This is a huge pick-up for Taveras because of the high number of city voters — especially in West Broadway and the East Side — who

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Angel Taveras On Arts & The Creative Economy In Providence

Come hear our next Mayor, Angel Taveras, give a public address on arts and the creative economy in Providence. Don’t know Angel yet?  Angel was raised by his single mom on the South Side of Providence and went from Head Start to Harvard through the Providence school system.  An attorney and former Housing Court judge, Angel’s

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Angel Taveras 7pm At Abe’s On Wickenden Street

Do you consider yourself a “young professional”?  Me neither, but who cares!  Come join other young professionals in supporting Providence Democratic Mayoral candidate Angel Taveras at 7pm tonight at Abe’s on Wickenden Street.  RSVP via the FacePlace here. If you don’t know Angel yet, you should because this guy is definitely going to be our

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Thursday, May 20th: Community Meeting On Providence Schools

When you think of the future of our city, it’s hard to think of many things more important than our public schools. That’s why Democratic Mayoral candidate Angel Taveras wants YOUR ideas on how to improve public education here in Providence! Join the Taveras campaign’s first Community Meeting this Thursday, May 20th at 5:30pm at

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Boycott Arizona

The state of Arizona (as I’m sure you’ve heard) recently enacted legislation requiring cops to stop and question folks who provide “reasonable suspicion” of being an illegal immigrant. Well, mayors and city councilors around America are stepping up to the plate to boycott Arizona. The City Councils of Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Oakland have

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Yo-Yo Ma No Mo’?

Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, currently housed at RISD, is moving to Harvard University. The Silk Road project was founded in 1998 to promote artistic collaboration between artists located along the historic Silk Road. Through the relationship with RISD, the Silk Road Project has offered public performances, hosted annual residencies and even collaborated with Providence’s FirstWorks

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