Monday, April 22, 2013
All East Providence School Department offices are now on the third floor of City Hall and the Burnside building in Riverside has been put up for sale.
The move into City Hall for the East Providence School Department was completed last week during the spring break, according to the East Providence Post. The administration was housed in a former school building on Burnside Avenue in Riverside for more than 20 years. It has been put up for sale with several other surplus buildings and parcels of land in East Providence. All school departments are now housed on the third floor of City Hall. The decision to move the administration was made by the Budget Commission as part of a consolidation effort. The relocation did require the construction of two offices in City Hall. They were built in Room 306. To accommodate additional vehicles, the city built an additional parking lot across Grove …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Bring documents you want to protect from identify thieves to East Providence City Hall on Wednesday along with non-perishable food for the RI Community Food Bank.
A “shred-a-thon” for documents you want to protect from identity thieves is coming to East Providence tomorrow, March 6. And bring food with you for the RI food bank. The shred-a-thon will run from noon to 2 pm at the City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave. It is free and open to anyone who wants to drop off up to two “banker boxes” of confidential documents for shredding. RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Rep. Helio Melo and Sen. Daniel DaPonte of East Providence are partnering with the RI Community Food Bank to sponsor the “shred-a-thon” during National Consumer Protection Week (March 4-9). Kilmartin is asking anyone who brings documents to be shredded to bring along a non-perishable food item at the same time. “Each year has been more …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
East Providence City Hall operates a 'Q Alert' system that takes and acts on complaints about 'quality of life' issues.
Have a complaint? Afraid to go to the City Hall to file a complaint? Or you prefer to complain anonymously? There is a phone number you can call about a "quality of life" issue in East Providence. It's 435-7722. Does your neighbor have a junk car in his driveway? Has another neighbor left trash piled up in his back yard for weeks? Have you spotted rats scurrying around your neighborhood? Call 435-7722. It's the "Q Alert" system that takes and files complaints for action by the appropriate city official, said City Manager Peter Graczykowski, in many cases the building or zoning official. You can call anytime and leave a message. The Q Alert system came up at Tuesday night's City Council meeting when Ward 2 City Councilor Helder Cunha said …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re giving you all the information you need on how and where to register to vote.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
If you haven’t yet registered to vote, head over to East Providence City Hall and get it off your to-do list. National Voter Registration Day this week highlighted the thousands of local, state and national organizations that have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. The voter registration deadline for Rhode Island is Oct. 7. Mail ballots may be requested up to Oct. 16. Here’s information on how you can register in time for the Nov. 6 elections: And don't forget — this year, all voters are required to show valid …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Residents are urged to volunteer some of their time to assist in cleaning the waterfront, bike path, walking trail, or open spaces throughout East Providence.
The City of East Providence Department of Public Works is sponsoring Earth Day neighborhood cleanups throughout the city during April. Residents are urged to volunteer some of their time to assist in cleaning the waterfront, bike path, walking trail, or open spaces throughout the city. If you have a group that will be participating in this year’s cleanup please call the office for a registration form for you group. All groups must be registered prior to cleanup events. Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corp. will once again be waiving disposal (tipping) fees on solid waste for Municipally organized groups involved in a cleanup effort in honor of Earth Day, from April 1 to May 1. These cleanups will collectively be eligible for a tip fee …
Monday, March 12, 2012
All yard waste debris must be in paper bags or reusable containers with yard debris stickets that one person can lift.
On Monday March 26, yard waste pick-ups will resume, according to a press release from the East Providence Department of Public Works. All yard waste debris must be in paper bags or reusable containers with yard debris stickets that one person can lift. Bags and stickers are available in the Public Works Department office located on the second floor ofcity hall. It costs $1.75 for a bundle of five bags. For more information please contact the office at 4350-7701 or 435-7711.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Concerned citizens spoke with the budget commission in city hall's council chambers for about an hour.
A group of parents, teachers and students protested proposed cuts to the middle school sports programs on Thursday afternoon outside city hall. According to East Providence Police Chief Joe Tavares, officers kept watch on the situation after the station was alerted that a group may congregate. "There aren't hardcore protestors. They're good people that want to be heard," said the chief, noting its usual for officers to monitor meetings where contentious issues are discussed. "We take the precaution... We don't want anybody arrested." Budget commission members moved the meeting from a third floor room to the council chambers due to capacity issues. According to Mayor Bruce Rogers, the budget commission chairman, members finished up …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A small group of residents insisted the meetings should be posted in accordance to open meeting law.
East Providence's first budget commission meeting was held at city hall Wednesday morning. According to reports from EastbayRI.com, the inaugural meeting nominated a temporary chairman and reviewed the status of city finances. School committee member Chrissy Rossi posted meeting information on Facebook Tuesday night insisting the meeting should be open to the public. A number of Patch users wrote comments urging residents to to show their support. A small group congregated outside the meeting room. State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly said budget commission meetings did not necessarily have to be posted in accordance with open meeting law unless members take actions regarding the approval of collective bargaining agreements, …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The city council will hold public hearings regarding budgets tonight.
The East Providence City Council will host a public hearing to address budget issues at 6 p.m. at city hall. (Check in with Patch for coverage.) The Carousel Commission will also meet at 6 p.m. in city hall. Ready, set, swing! A golf instruction class will be held at the East Providence Recreation Center at 9 a.m. Want to do something good for local hospitals? A blood drive will be held at 3 p.m. at 210 Newport Ave. The East Providence girls soccer team will play at 4 p.m.