PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence, Rhode Island's first homicide victim of 2022 was identified by police on Tuesday as a resident of Maine.
Biniam Tsegai, 35, of Portland, Maine, and Merhawi Berhe, 28, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, had apparently been at an illegal after hours club when they were approached by a group of four men on the street at about 3 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A shooting in Providence left one man dead and another injured early Sunday morning, police said.
Providence police were called to Elmwood and Potters avenues around 3 a.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is allocating nearly $500,000 in federal pandemic relief funds to address homelessness in the city, officials said.
Mayor Jorge Elorza and several city councilors announced last week that the money would go to Crossroads Rhode Island, a leading housing and homeless services organization, to operate a citywide mobile diversion program.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence has begun providing guaranteed monthly payments to some low-income residents, the mayor said Wednesday.
The city received more than 4,000 applications, and 110 residents were randomly selected to participate in the pilot program, said Mayor Jorge Elorza, a Democrat.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Firefighters Union and the city have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract that includes 4% annual pay raises, but also increases union members' pension and medical contributions.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man apparently trying to fight off an armed robber inside a Providence laundromat has been shot and killed, police said.
The victim, described only as a man in his 30s, was shot inside the Broad Street business at about 8 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza wants to spend up to $1.6 million in federal coronavirus relief funding to establish nonviolence training and youth mentorship programs to address an increase in violence in the city.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence must stop all work on a bike lane project or may have to reimburse the state and the federal government for the cost of a previous infrastructure project at the same location because of an agreement signed by the city's former mayor, the state's transportation department has said.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The mayor and city council of Providence sued the state Department of Education on Tuesday over a disagreement about the amount of money the city should put toward its schools this year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said Wednesday that he won't run for governor next year.
While many expected Elorza to seek the Democratic nomination, he emailed supporters to say it would be impossible to campaign statewide while running the capital city and as the parent of a young child, he must prioritize his family.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence's downtown arts festival has been canceled for the second year in a row amid rising cases of COVID-19, city officials announced Friday.
PVDFest, a weekend festival that typically draws more 100,000 people to downtown Providence, was scheduled to make its comeback Sept.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owners of Providence's so-called Superman Building avoided a scheduled tax sale of the vacant landmark by agreeing to pay nearly $450,000 in back taxes to the city, a spokesperson for Mayor Jorge Elorza said Monday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza had to be held back from Gov. Dan McKee during a disagreement over a proposed contract for the city's public school teachers.
During a ceremonial lighting of the WaterFire basins along the Providence River to mark the return of the city arts festival on Wednesday, Elorza was seen on video pointing his finger at McKee and yelling, “You’ve got to face the community on this.”
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is working with local mental health experts to change the way city law enforcement responds to public safety calls.
Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Thursday that the city has tapped The Providence Center and Family Service of Rhode Island to create recommendations for a behavioral health crisis response program.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence on Tuesday joined a small but growing number of U.S. cities pledging to provide a guaranteed monthly income to a certain number of low-income residents.
Under the Providence Guaranteed Income pilot program announced by Mayor Jorge Elorza and others, 110 city families living at or under 200% of the federal poverty level are eligible to apply for the opportunity to receive $500 a month for 12 months.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been shot and killed in Providence, the city's 12th homicide of the year.
The victim was shot in the backyard of a Public Street home at about 7 p.m.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A street mural saying “All Black Lives Matter” is being installed in downtown Providence.
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza was on hand Saturday for the unveiling of the public art project in Kennedy Plaza, the transit hub overlooking City Hall, which came as the city kicked off PVDFest, its summerlong art festival.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island authorities have opened an investigation after a war memorial was vandalized in downtown Providence over Memorial Day weekend.
Providence Police Cmdr. Thomas Verdi said that there have no arrests in connection to the spray-painted Providence War Memorial at LaSalle Square.
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its challenge to a court decision that said the federal government could not force two Rhode Island cities to turn local police into federal immigration agents...
Providence released a lengthy historical report on racism on Monday as part of the Rhode Island capital city's efforts to Rhode Island’s capital city is looking at providing reparations to residents of African and Native American heritage, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Wednesday...
Rhode Island’s capital city is looking at providing reparations to residents of African and Native American heritage, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza announced Wednesday...