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Providence’s Municipal ID Program, IDPVD, Issues 1,000th Card

IDPVD card instills community pride, serves as library card, proof of identity & residency, provide business discounts   PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that the City of Providence has issued 1,000 IDPVD municipal identification cards. Launched in late June, IDPVD is available to all Providence residents ages 14 and older and promotes community pride, serves as proof of identity and residency, can be used to engage with City departments and provides discounts to local businesses. “We’re thrilled that IDPVD has proven to be such a useful resource for so many Providence residents,” said Mayor Jorge O.…
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Health

Mayor Elorza Names Jody A. Jencks as Director of PVD HealthWorks

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Jody A. Jencks will join the City of Providence as the Director of PVD HealthWorks for the Office of Economic Opportunity where she will lead the development of specialized healthcare and social assistance workforce partnerships to create diverse training pipelines, career pathways, and other workforce solutions for Providence residents interested in accessing careers in the healthcare and social assistance industry. “I’m excited to welcome Jody as the head of PVD HealthWorks,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. "PVD HealthWorks will strengthen our local workforce by providing pathways to good jobs for…
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Mayor Elorza, Uber Announce Launch of JUMP Dockless Electric Bike Share in Providence

Dockless, pedal-assist bikes will provide access to transit options for residents starting September 6   PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge Elorza and Uber today announced that dockless, electric bike share service JUMP will begin its rollout in Providence on September 6, with limited bikes available across the city, ramping up to 400 bikes by September 15. Rides cost only $2 for every 30 minutes of riding. JUMP bikes are electric and provide a boost with every pedal, making it easier for riders to get up hills and across town without breaking a sweat. The launch is possible with the support of…
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Local News

Providence Residential Recycling Hits a High Note

Residential recycling rate highest since 2013; City on track to meet zero rejected recycling loads by 2030 PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced the City's significant progress in its residential recycling program. As of July 2018, Providence's weekly curbside recycling rate stood at of total waste collected, the highest seen since April 2013. The City has also reduced its contaminated monthly residential recycling loads by 50% since 2015, which means Providence is on track to meet its goal of zero contaminated recycling loads by 2030. "Providence is taking action to preserve our environment for future generations," said…
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