Community

Mayors Taveras and Fung to Host Job Fair for Military, Veterans and Their Families at Providence Career & Technical Academy

Ninety companies to participate with more than 500 job openings; Brief opening ceremony featuring Brigadier General Petrarca, Hope High School Junior ROTC and area veterans PROVIDENCE, RI - Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung are co-hosting a job fair for Rhode Island's military, veterans and their families on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy, 41 Fricker Street, Providence. There will be 90 businesses that are actively hiring on hand for the event, which will include a brief opening ceremony and four workshops for attendees. This event will be the fourteenth…
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Mayor Taveras Launches Second Season Of Providence Road Improvement Project; Capital City Ahead Of Schedule To Complete $40 Million In New And Repaired Roads

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off the second season of Providence's $40 million Road Improvement Project on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. "We are excited to resume paving roads throughout Providence for the second season of our $40 million road improvement project," Mayor Taveras said. "We covered a lot of ground last year and anticipate another productive season of road repairs. The Providence Road Improvement project is a long-term investment in jobs and infrastructure, and is immediately improving the quality of life in Rhode Island's capital city." Residents can access a map of completed…
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Politics

Block Makes Statement On Ethics In Ri Politics

Providence, RI - Today, Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block called for the need to change how politicians operate in Rhode Island. Citing the contributions Treasurer Raimondo, Mayor Fung, and Mayor Taveras made to Speaker Fox, as well as Treasurer Raimondo's and Mayor Taveras' walking with Speaker Fox in his district, all while allegations of pay-to-play and corruption in the 38 Studios deal and PEDP Loans were being made, Mr. Block said, "We need a change agent as Governor, and these career politicians kissed the brass ring of power despite the stench of 38 Studios." Additionally, Mr. Block highlighted the fact that…
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Art & Life

Mayor Taveras Kicks Off Citywide Springtime Street Sweeping Program

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off a citywide street sweeping program after a snowy winter that left sand and debris on roads throughout Providence. Ward 7 City Councilman John Igliozzi joined Mayor Taveras to kick off the street sweeping initiative in the city's Silver Lake neighborhood. "I am pleased to begin the process of cleaning Providence's streets after a long winter," said Mayor Taveras. "Crews will be working on an aggressive schedule to give our Capital City the spring cleaning it needs and deserves." Cleaning crews will work first shift and third shift for six weeks to…
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Community

Free Tax Services Available to Eligible Providence Residents

Tax credits and free preparation can help working families save thousands PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras is encouraging eligible Providence residents to take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this tax season. "My administration is pleased to promote the work of our community partners helping hardworking Providence residents and families take advantage of tax credits and free tax preparation available to them," said Mayor Taveras. Taxpayers who earned less than $52,000 last year may be eligible for an EITC refund. The tax credit can put thousands of dollars back into…
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Mayor Angel Taveras 2014 State of the City Address Working and Investing in Providence

Mr. President, honorable members of the Providence City Council, distinguished guests, and fellow residents of our great Capital City – In April, I had the pleasure to be present for the Omni Group’s purchase of the Fox factory. Anyone who drives on Route 95 South through our city knows the Omni Group has been hard at work renovating the complex at the entrance to historic Federal Hill. The Omni Group is a homegrown company, headquartered in Providence. Like most businesses, they went through some tough times beginning in 2008. Financing their project became a major challenge when Wall Street imploded…
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