Criminal convicto regresa a prision.

Rhode Island - En Providence, Thomas Lumpkins de 27 años de Providence fue sentenciado a 20 años con 12 a servir en prisión y el resto en libertad supervisada, luego de que se declarara culpable a los cargos de posesión de heroína y marihuana y de ser un criminal convicto en posesión de un arma de fuego. Lumpkins miembro de la pandilla H-Block fue arrestado el pasado 4 de Junio durante el allanamiento de una vivienda de donde incautaron drogas y armas
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Mayor Elorza Launches SustainPVD Environmental Program, Asks Residents to Join Citywide Energy Conservation Efforts

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Elorza today announced a citywide sustainability initiative to make Providence a greener, healthier and more livable city by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to address climate change. “Climate change poses significant challenges to Providence in terms of its effect on our waterfront, the impacts of extreme heat, and especially on vulnerable populations,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza. “Through my home energy and solar assessments, I learned how I can make a difference and even save money along the way. I encourage all residents to do the same and help Providence become a greener, healthier and more livable city.” Through SustainPVD, the City of…
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Mayor Elorza, Providence Police Announce Continued Efforts in “Operation Backpage”

PROVIDENCE, RI- Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Commissioner Steven M. Paré, Commander Thomas F. Oates III and Peg Langhammer; Executive Director of Day One today announced 13 new arrests in the ongoing undercover sting operation, “Operation Backpage.”  This operation was first conducted during the month of March and led to the arrest of 22 men soliciting for sex on   Providence Police Narcotics Bureau Detectives continued this investigation on April 16 and 17, targeting people answering ads on Backpage to pay for the illegal procurement of sex.  Narcotics Detectives placed advertisements on disguised as women soliciting for sex. Undercover policewomen arranged…
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Suspect arrested of Webster Avenue murder

PROVIDENCE, RI- Derell Johnson, age 21, has been charged by the Providence Police Department with one count of 1st degree murder for the April 1, 2015 murder of Briana Giorgio, age 21 of Cranston, which occurred on Webster Avenue.  Johnson is scheduled to appear in Superior Court at 2 today.   “I commend the Providence Police Department for their swift and successful investigation into this matter. We will not rest in our efforts to bring justice in the wake of this senseless tragedy,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza.   “The Detectives assigned to this case did a great job tracking…
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Mayor Elorza Outlines Aggressive Approach to Potholes

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today outlined efforts to aggressively and systematically repair potholes throughout the City of Providence. Mayor Elorza announced that Department of Public Works has potholes crews out repairing roadways daily. These efforts are guided by daily, proactive surveys of streets and by the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, to identify and prioritize repairs. Roadways are prioritized based on level of traffic and condition of the roadway. This year, the City is using new equipment to help improve the speed and quality of pothole repairs. The City has more than tripled the number of asphalt…
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Nationally Acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo this October

Providence, — The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence with shows running nightly from October 2nd through November 2nd. This highly anticipated annual event features a breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme. Situated on the Zoo’s picturesque wetlands trail, the event has won praise from across the nation for its amazing artistry and appeal as a unique, family-friendly autumn destination. Over 100,000 people have come in each of the past four years to…
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Extra Round Providence mayoral debate

  Providence, Rhode Island- The hour-long radio debate between candidates Michael Solomon and Jorge Elorza  was held at the LPR's studios in Cranston and hosted by LPR’s moderator, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, MD and Wendy Schiller, professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University                       El  Mano a Mano Solomon vs Elorza
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Ward 9 Democratic City Committee Unanimously Endorses Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Ward 9 Democratic City Committee announced its endorsement of Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence today. At a meeting last night, the Committee considered each of the four declared democratic candidates for Mayor and voted unanimously to endorse Solomon. The Committee represents Providence’s Washington Park and Elmwood neighborhoods. “Michael has the vision, values and experience to guide the city,” said Ward 9 chairwoman Ana Rivas. “He listens, cares and knows first-hand the needs of our community. The voters of Elmwood and Washington Park know that Michael will work hard with all of us to improve the…
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Elorza Campaign Gains Momentum with New Additions

Providence, RI – As the campaign season picks up momentum, so too has Jorge Elorza’s run for Mayor of Providence. He announced this week several new additions to his campaign team, including five prominent co-chairs. The new hires include Field Director Kristina Fox, Deputy Field Director Charon Rose, and Communications Director John Taraborelli. “We are recruiting young, dynamic talent to further our mission of uniting One Providence,” said Elorza. “With emerging leaders like Kristina, Charon, and John joining our team we’re going to bring fresh perspectives and new energy into this campaign.” They join Campaign Manager Marisa O'Gara, Finance Director…
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