Jorge Elorza

On Politics
12:10 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Elorza Says Further Steps Needed to Stabilize Providence's Finances

Elorza speaking during a City Hall news conference.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said Thursday an independent analysis shows Rhode Island's capital city will face a stream of annual structural deficits of between $11 million and $19 million, starting in July 2016, and he called for new steps to strengthen the city's financial standing.

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On Politics
5:02 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

State revenue is up, the Sox are down, and Friday is here. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me all week-long on the twitters. Here we go.

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RI News
8:35 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Official Lineup Of Providence International Arts Festival Announced

Mayor Jorge Elorza announces the lineup for the Providence International Arts Festival with First Works director Kathleen Pletcher
Credit John Bender / RIPR

The lineup has been announced for the first annual Providence International Arts Festival.  Part of the idea is branding the city as a national cultural destination.

The festival will take place over four days this June, and will feature more than 500 artists. International headlining acts include African singer Angelique Kidjo and the Mexican Squonk Opera.

Even with international headliners, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza stressed that festival will showcase dozens of local acts.

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Scott MacKay Commentary
4:18 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Scott MacKay Commentary: The Streetcar No One Desires

An artist rendering of the proposed Providence streetcar.

So Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza wants to build a trolley system. RIPR Political analyst Scott MacKay says this is a great idea, but can the city afford it?

Sure, it would  be wonderful to jump on a Providence  trolley system and ride from Brown University, down historic College Hill, to Rhode Island Hospital..

One can even imagine taking the trolley to a spanking new retro baseball stadium along the Providence River to watch the Boston Red Sox top minor league team.

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On Politics
4:54 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

TGIF: 19 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

The month of May is here, bringing a heightened focus on Gina Raimondo's proposed budget and the PawSox proposal. So thanks for stopping by, and feel free to share your tips & thoughts at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and to follow me on the twitters. Here we go.

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