Michael D’Amico, a former director of administration, assists the city with budgeting and labor negotiations.
Providence budget also invests in new police officers, firefighters and 1,200 computers for students.
Elected officials agree that Providence’s nonprofits should contribute more to the city.
From new taxes and to closing fire stations, here are the options Mayor Elorza is considering.
An in-depth look at the time – and money – that has gone into Providence’s pension and Medicare battle.
As it stands now, using a credit card to pay a parking meter in Providence costs $2.50.
Rep. Anastasia Williams sued the city after it refused to award her a $78,000 grant to purchase a two-family home.
The former mayor said the city’s financial crisis was “a lot more severe” than he was led to believe before he took office in 2011.
Former fire union president Stephen Day recalled his role in Providence’s pension system.
The company that runs food and beverage services at the zoo projects it could generate $19,000 a year.
When talk of Providence filing for bankruptcy emerged, “I just didn’t understand why that was part of the conversation.”
Increased taxes, changes to retiree benefits and larger payments from the city’s nonprofits are all being considered.
Xerox ACS is paid for every ticket issued in Providence, but it was also hired to study parking spaces for the city’s big meter expansion.
A new report suggests that state policy – not funding or socioeconomic factors – is one of the key reasons Rhode Island lags far behind Mass…
The governor said she cannot support a bill that would require local approval for new charter schools to be built or existing ones to expand…
Maher was one of six finalists following a nationwide search for Providence’s next head of schools.
Lawyers believe the so-called “opt-out” trial could last more than a month.
“Without these new firefighters and funding, the [Providence Fire Department] will continue a decline in operational safety,”
By choosing to join the program, schools could gain control over budgeting, calendars and even where they draw students from.
Dr. Gara Field has accepted a postion as director of global learning at the Moses Brown School.
A two-year legal battle between the brother of a Providence city councilman and a Democratic state rep.
An in-depth look at how increased property values could affect taxpayers.
By March 2017, 40% of the city firefighters will have at least 25 years of service and will be eligible to retire.
Chief Clements said “early evidence shows behavior changes in a positive way on both sides of the camera.”
Providence contributes $3.5 million a year to the nine libraries, but advocates say they need more.
School Board President Nick Hemond said a candidate could be selected by the first week in April.
Johanna Harris claims city lawyers should have defended her when she clashed with a local attorney.
Providence has seen a 38% increase in violent crime in 2016 compared with the same point last year.
A 2012 Harvard study found that weather-related school closures do not have a negative impact on student learning.
Sheila Dormody and Jonathan Boucher have each accepted new jobs outside of Providence government.