Pumpkins In The Park Spectacular – Friday, October 27th

Mayor Charles Lombardi
and the North Providence Recreation Department
Invite North Providence Families To Our Annual
Pumpkins In The Park Spectacular


Friday, October 27, 2017
(Rain date October 28, 2017)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Governor John A. Notte, Jr. Park
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Take A Ride On The Halloween Train.
Snack On Cookies, Pizza And Hot Cocoa.
Dance And Sing Along With Luke’s DJ.

North Providence is Live with Online E-Permitting

E-Permitting Portal

North Providence has now gone live with online E-Permitting at northprovidenceri.viewpointcloud.com.
This online system will allow contractors and homeowners to apply for the following permits from their office or home:

  • Building Permit
  • Demolition Permit
  • Electrical Permit
  • Mechanical Permit
  • Moving Permit
  • Plumbing Permit

Don’t have a computer? No worries. There are two kiosks located in the Inspections Department lobby that you can use to apply for your permit. Our staff will be there to assist you in filling out the application online.

This system will help better streamline the permitting process and allow a better means of communications between the Applicant, Clerk, Inspector, Building Official, and Fire Marshal. Where you can always log in or receive email notifications and check the flow status of your application. and completed inspection.

Paper applications for the above permits will no longer be accepted.

Please send your feedback to

E-Permitting Kisoks in the Inspections Department lobby that you can use to apply for your permit. Our staff will be there to assist you in filling out the application online.

Teen Center Now Accepting Registrations and Donations

youth-centerNorth Providence Youth Center, scheduled to open in early October, is now accepting registrations for 6-12 grade students. The week of September 26th-30th, the youth center will be open 5:00-7:00 PM to host visiting hours and collect registrations.

To become a member, students must complete the registration form with a parent/guardian. Forms will be available online and at the center itself. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

There will be an annual membership fee of $25. However, registrations submitted before October 3rd will only be charged $20. A family discount is available for multiple-child households.

If you are interested in donating to the center, there are various methods of doing so. The youth center currently has two online registries through Target (Org. Name: North Providence Youth Center) and Walmart (Last Name: Youth Center).

To inquire about other ways to help, please email Mandy Roach at or call 719-1633.

Monetary donations can be made out to Town of North Providence Youth Center and mailed to 2 Governor Notte Park Way, Building 2. Donations will help enrich the experiences of youth members, pay for exceptional programming, and provide member sponsorships.

North Providence Youth Center Registration Form (.pdf)

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Home Repair Assistance Available

The Johnston-North Providence Home Repair is encouraging home owners to a use the Home Repair program to assist with home repairs, code compliance, furnace replacements and upgrades, as needed before winter sets it. Income eligible North Providence home owners may apply and receive a zero-interest loan with no regular payments. The loan becomes due upon sale or transfer of the home.

For more information, please contact the Johnston North Providence Home Repair Program at 231-4000, extension 4117. The Home Repair Coordinator is at North Providence Town Hall, 2nd floor, every Thursday morning from 10 am to 12 noon. Interested persons can come by and speak to the coordinator in person, or call the office over in Johnston, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 3:00 pm.

This program is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and receives funding from the RI CDBG program.

For more information, click the linked .pdf document below:

home-repair-program-overview

CodeRed Notification Upgraded to Include Optional Weather Notifications

This is the Town of North Providence, RI with an important message for all residents and businesses in North Providence.

We have recently upgraded our CodeRED Community Notification System to include CodeRED Weather Warning, an automatic severe weather notification service, to alert citizens in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornadoes.

CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment PageUnlike community notification, citizens must register to receive these warnings by going to the Emergency Info page, https://northprovidenceri.gov/emergency-info/ then click on the CodeRED logo located on the right (or click the CodeRed logo to the left) and entering their contact information. At sign up you may select which types of warnings you’d like to receive. Entering your information will also update our Community Notification System with your current contact details. There is no charge to register for this service.

If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in New Providence, please encourage them to visit the city website and enter their information.

Should you not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information. You can also call the North Providence Communications Director Ralph Nahigian directly at 401-719-1500 ext 3 for assistance. When calling, please leave your name and phone number on his voice mail.

 

Video: Rhode Island Foundation 100 Year Celebration at Camp Meehan

See all of the Town’s YouTube videos on our YouTube Channel

Photos from Mayor Lombardi’s Fishing Derby

The annual Mayor Charles A. Lombardi Fishing Derby was held on April 18th, 2016 at Governor John A. Notte, Jr.,Park / Geneva Pond. Boys and girls ages 6-14 enjoyed refreshments & awards were presented by Mayor Lombardi. The event was sponsored by the North Providence Recreation Department. 

 

New YouTube Video from the Mayor’s Youth Commission

Noah Bon, Chairperson of the North Providence Mayor’s Youth Commission and a senior at North Providence High School, gives his farewell speech during the April 11th Induction Ceremony.

CDBG / Fair Housing Information

Housing discrimination is not only illegal, it contradicts in every way the principles of freedom and opportunity we treasure as Americans. 

Fair housing and fair lending laws were enacted to insure equal and fair access to housing, insurance, lending and financial services.  Fair lending laws require equal opportunity without regard to an applicant’s personal characteristics or the racial or ethnic demographics of the neighborhood in which a property is located. These laws protect the rights of consumers and housing providers. 

Here are some brochures with further information (.pdf):

FAIR HOUSING:  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:     What is the Fair Housing Act?

A:     The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability in the following residential real estate related transactions. 

  • Leasing an apartment
  • Selling a home
  • Making available mortgage loans
  • Providing information on mortgage loans
  • The terms and conditions of a mortgage loan (for example: offering a different interest rate, points or fees that vary as to personal characteristics)
  • Appraising real estate.

Q:     What housing is covered? 

A:     The Fair Housing Act covers most housing.  The exemptions not covered by the Fair Housing Act are:

  • Owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units;
  • Single-family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker;
  • Housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

Q:    What is prohibited?

A:     In the sale and rental of housing and in mortgage lending:  No one may take any discriminatory actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability per the Fair Housing Act.  In Rhode Island, state law also prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of military status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a victim of domestic abuse. 

In addition, it is illegal for anyone to:

  • Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right
  • Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.

Q:    What is housing discrimination?

A:     Housing discrimination comes in many forms and is often subtle. Some signs of possible discrimination include:

  • A refusal to sell, rent, or show available housing
  • Requiring different terms and conditions for identical dwellings, i.e. charging higher rent, security deposit for different tenants
  • Being told that the dwelling isn’t right for you or your family
  • Being told that housing isn’t available in an apartment with a “For Rent” sign
  • Housing advertisements that say “no kids” or “adults only”
  • A refusal to make a reasonable accommodation or allow a modification to make the dwelling accessible for a person with a disability
  • Harassment or intimidation
  • Offering non‐standard and unfavorable terms in the purchase of a home or property insurance
  • Terms of availability that change between a phone contact and an in‐person visit
  • Being steered to racially segregated neighborhoods during your home search
  • Excessive or inappropriate questioning upon requesting information about a dwelling

Q:    What should I do if I have questions or think my rights have been violated?

A:     If you think your rights have been violated, you may contact the Boston Regional Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office at (617) 994-8300.   You can contact the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity about filing a complaint at (800) 669-9777.  For the hearing impaired, call TTY (800) 927-9275.  You can also visit HUD online by clicking here.  

The Rhode Island Human Rights Commission can also be of assistance by calling (401) 222-2661 or visiting the web site at   http://www.richr.state.ri.us/frames.html

 

Governor Gina Raimondo Visits NPHS to Acknowledge 98% Graduation Rate

Governor Gina Raimondo’s visit to North Providence High School to Acknowledge 98% graduation rate.

Watch on our Youtube Channel: 

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