Providence Mayoral Candidates Meet With Residents For Conversation
About 65 people turned out Aug. 10 at Father Lennon Park to hear the three candidates for mayor of Providence during “Candidate Conversations,” a ONE Neighborhood Builders hosted forum in the heart of the city.
Three residents asked mayoral candidates Gonzalo Cuervo, Nirva LaFortune, and Brett Smiley a series of questions, ranging from health care, public safety and policing, affordable housing, education, to child care.
Jennifer Hawkins, Executive Director of ONE|NB, introduced the candidates and explained how important issues are to everyone in the city, particularly in the 02908 and 02909 zip codes, where ONE|NB serves as the backbone of the Central Providence Opportunities: A Health Equity Zone.
Free WiFi in Olneyville
We spent July and August canvassing the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence to let residents know about our faster and expanded free WiFi program. OV Community WiFi is the free network in the neighborhood, available to anyone in the area shown at left.
Fresh Fridays: Community Engagement & Voice
More than a dozen people joined the discussion on Community Engagement & Voice during Fresh Fridays, on Friday, Aug. 26.