City News & Community Spotlights


Mayor Hopkins Thanks Our Veterans This Memorial Day
Public Comment Open For Community Development Annual Action Plan
Draft Annual Action Plan 2024-2025 Action Plan for Community Development Public Comment Period The Department of Community Development announces that in conjunction with the proposed projects...
June 4th Special Election - Sample Warrant and Polling Places
6-4-2024 Special Election Warrant - Downloadable PDF STATE OF RHODE ISLAND CITY OF CRANSTON  SPECIAL REFERENDUM ELECTION TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024 - 7 A.M. TO 8 P.M. Ward          Combined...
June 4th Special Election - Referendum Explanation
Sample - Special Election Bond Question ELECTION NOTICE - CITY OF CRANSTON LOCAL REFERENDUM QUESTION A referendum is the way our legislative bodies (the General Assembly or City Council) ask...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Small Business Workshop
Mayor Hopkins invites you to discover new opportunities and reach agreater customer base with this workshop focused on expanding yourbusiness’ social media reach, Google Business Profile, and...
Happy Mother's Day From Mayor Ken Hopkins!
Cranston Board of Canvassers Notice of Meeting
NOTICE OF MEETING The Cranston Board of Canvassers will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. in the Canvassing Authority Office, Room 100, at Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Ave., Cranston, ...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Parks & Rec 2024 Summer Camp Registration Is Live
PLAYGROUND PROGRAM                     Registration for Playground Program summer camp will go live on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7am.  REGISTER HERE  VIEW ACTIVITY SCHEDULE HERE To register, ...
Voter Registration Deadline - Election Notice
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 The Cranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall, Room 100, 869 Park Ave, Cranston, RI, will be open to accept voter...
Mayor Hopkins Announces RIDOT Cranston Bike Path Work Schedule
CRANSTON – Paving and improvement work for the Washington Secondary Bike Path started in Cranston at the beginning of April.“This work will refurbish this valuable recreation resource,” Hopkins said. ...
Cranston Arts Commission - Community Forum with Mayor Hopkins
Mayor Hopkins Announces Spending Reduction, Zero Tax Increase in Proposed Budget
Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins delivers his budget address to the City Council on Monday, April 1, 2024.  CRANSTON – Mayor Ken Hopkins Monday, April 1, presented a $323 million budget to the...
Mayor Hopkins Announces 2024 Yard Waste Pick Up Begins April 8th
Mayor Ken Hopkins announces that starting April 8th, and lasting into mid-December, 2024, Yard Waste may be picked up separately from other trash on regular collection days. Residents may call...
Mayor Ken Hopkins Launches Newsletter, Sign Up Now!
Mayor Hopkins Shares Cranston Library's 2024 Spring Concert Schedule
Check out this information for the Cranston Public Library's Spring Concert Series at the William Hall Library! The series kicks off on Saturday, March 30 at 2:30 PM with a performance by...
Mayor Ken Hopkins Announces the 2024 Cranston Spring Tree Planting Program Is Accepting Applications
Mayor Ken Hopkins announces the Cranston Neighborhood Tree Planting Program is accepting applications for the 2024 spring planting schedule. The program is free to all eligible property owners -...
Cranston Property Revaluation Update, Info For Scheduling a Hearing
As required every three years by state law, Cranston has undergone a city-wide Property Revaluation, and has contracted Vision Government Solution, Inc. to complete the project.  Cranston...
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Mayor Ken Hopkins
International Women's Day 2024
Mayor Hopkins Announces Bulky Waste Pick Up Month
City of Cranston Election Notice: Board of Canvassers Meeting
The Cranston Board of Canvassers will meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. in the Canvassing Authority Office, Room 100, Cranston City Hall, 869 Park Ave., Cranston, RI 02910.  The meeting...
Mayor Ken Hopkins' February 2024 Newsletter
Mayor Hopkins Swears in Robert Ryan as Cranston’s Twentieth Fire Chief CRANSTON – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins administered the oath of office to Cranston’s new Fire Chief Robert Ryan in a ceremony...
Mayor Ken Hopkins’ Advisory:  Free Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarms Available for Residents
The Cranston Fire Department has smoke alarms for the elderly, and those in need with homes built prior to 1976.Interested and eligible residents may contact the fire prevention office at...
Announcement on Sediment Issue from the Pawtuxet River
Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins shares an important message from Representative Joe McNamara regarding a sediment issue from the Pawtuxet River: "For the past year, I have been working with BASF...
City of Cranston Election Notice
ELECTION NOTICE CITY OF CRANSTON LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS SUNDAY, MARCH3, 2024 TheCranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall, Room 100, 869 ParkAve, Cranston, RI, will be...
Mayor Hopkins Invites You To The Swearing In Ceremony for Cranston's Next Fire Chief
Comprehensive Plan Public Workshop Scheduled for Feb. 22
Information on the City of Cranston’s Comprehensive Plan project can be found at plancranston.comAt this site, you will find information, updates, and ways to engage with the planning process.You can...
City Hall Closed Feb. 19 for Presidents Day
Mayor Ken Hopkins remindsresidents Cranston City Hall will be closed Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 for observance of Presidents Day.  There will be NO DELAY for waste management services this week. Trash...
Winter Storm Notice: Parking Ban, Waste Management Delay
I’m proud to report Cranston is prepared for tonight’s snowstorm. Our Highway Department started early this morning by filling up our gas tanks and pre-loading our trucks with salt at the highway...
Mayor Ken Hopkins' Newsletter
Cranston Recognized As One Of The Top Cities In The Nation “I am very pleased to share the news that Cranston continues to be recognized as one of the top communities in America,” announced Mayor...
Disaster Assistance Public Information Session - Monday, 1/29
Residents and business owners affected by the September storms and flooding: The City of Cranston in partnership with SBA and FEMA, invites you to learn what federal disaster assistance is available...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Assistance Opportunities For Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Flooding
Mayor Hopkins Announces Assistance Opportunities For Residents Affected by Severe Storms, Flooding CRANSTON – Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced today that residents impacted by severe storms in...
APPLICATIONS CLOSED: 2024-2025 CDBG Applications Now Open
The application period for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds for the 2024-2025 year has closed as of 4 pm on Friday, February 2, 2024. Applications that pass initial screening by...
Parking Ban in Effect, 7 am - 7 pm, Jan. 16
Cranston City Hall Closed Monday, Jan. 15, for Observance of MLK Day
Christmas Tree Pick Up Available During First Two Weeks of January
Happy New Year From Mayor Ken Hopkins & The City of Cranston
“Happy New Year! Thank you, Cranston, for a wonderful year. I’m proud of the progress we have made in 2023, and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead in 2024 and beyond!” - From Mayor...
Cranston City Hall Closed Monday, Jan. 1 for New Years Day
CRANSTON - Mayor Ken Hopkins remindsresidents Cranston City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 for observance of New Year's Day.  If your regularly scheduled trash collection day falls on or...
City of Cranston Seeking Snow Plow Drivers
CITY OF CRANSTON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS SNOW PLOWING SERVICES  2023 – 2024  SEASON Notice to Contractors: The City of Cranston is accepting applications from private contractors to provide...
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, from Mayor Ken Hopkins
CRANSTON "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you celebrate this Christmas with family, friends, and step into a New Year filled with dreams coming true!" - Mayor Ken Hopkins
City Hall Closed Dec. 25, Christmas Day
CRANSTON - Mayor Ken Hopkins remindsresidents Cranston City Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, for observance of Christmas Day. If your regularly scheduled trash collection day falls on or after...
Cranston Mayor Declares State of Emergency Following Flooding
Cranston Mayor Ken Hopkins Tuesday, Dec. 19, declared a state of emergency following severe flooding in areas of Cranston between Sunday, Dec. 17 and Monday, Dec. 18, 2023.
Annual City Hall Menorah Lighting
The City of Cranston will host its annual City Hall Menorah Lighting with Rabbi Yassi Laufer and Mayor Ken Hopkins on Monday, Dec. 11 2023 at 4 p.m. in the first floor lobby of Cranston City Hall...
Mayor Ken Hopkins announces annual City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 5th.
Mayor Ken Hopkins invites you to attend the annual City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Dec. 5th.  Parking is available behindCranston City Hall - 869 Park Ave. 5 pm - Music...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Cranston Christmas Tree Lightings
Mayor Hopkins Announces Scheduled Cranston Christmas Tree Lightings (This list may be updated as events are scheduled)Nov 25 - 2 to 6 pmGarden City Center (100 Midway Rd)5 pm - Tree Lighting4:30 pm...
Mayor Hopkins, City of Cranston Announce 2023 Santa Parade
Mayor Ken Hopkins and the City of Cranston, announce the 2023 "Santa Parade" is scheduled for December 3rd, starting at 11 a.m. Santa's arrival times in the schedule are approximate, with times...
Happy Thanksgiving from Mayor Ken Hopkins
Mayor Ken Hopkins encourages residents to 'shop small' on Nov. 25, 2023
"Support the Cranston business community by shopping locally on Saturday, Nov. 25, for ‘Small Business Saturday’! Shopping at small, independently owned business helps create jobs, boosts the local...
City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 23, 24
CRANSTON - Mayor Ken Hopkins reminds residents that Cranston City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, for observance of Thanksgiving. If your regularly scheduled trash...
Cranston Community Development Now Seeking Contractors for 'Home Rehabilitation Program'
CRANSTON - The Department of Community Development is seeking qualified contractors for inclusion on its bid list for its housing rehabilitation programs.  Contractors needed for this list...
Mayor Hopkins Thanks Servicemen This Veterans Day
"Today, we express our gratitude to all the veterans who have bravely served or continue to defend our country. The freedoms we enjoy are safeguarded by their devoted service." - Mayor Ken Hopkins
City Hall Closed - FRIDAY, Nov. 10, 2023
2023 Veterans Day Parade
CRANSTON - The annual Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11:30 am The parade route will start in front of Legion Bowl on Park Ave., and will continue past City Hall up to...
Happy Halloween from Mayor Ken Hopkins!
"Wishing you a safe Halloween filled with enchanting costumes, creepy decorations, and lots of fun" ~ Mayor Ken Hopkins
Meshanticut Pond Aquatic Weed Treatment Scheduled for Oct. 24th
Aquatic Weed Treatments Scheduled for Oct. 24th at Meshanticut Pond PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is advising the public that Meshanticut Pond in...
Cranston Parks and Rec, YMCA Partner for Trunk Or Treat
Break out your Halloween costumes and join us in the YMCA parking lot, 1225 Park Ave. in Cranston, for a fun family-friendly event of Trunk of Treating, Touch a Truck and Best Trunk Contest from 2 to...
Notice of Public Hearing for Polling Place Relocations
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR POLLING PLACE RELOCATIONS The Cranston Board of Canvassers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers, Third Floor, 869 Park Ave for...
City Hall Closed Oct. 9, Columbus Day / Trash Collection Delayed
Cranston City Hall will be closed Monday, Oct. 9th, for Columbus Day (Indigenous Peoples' Day).  As a result of the holiday closure, trash pick up will be delayed by one day the week of Oct. 9th...
Cranston Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years
Residents May Now Request Vital Records Via Online Portal
Cranston residents can now order vital records (birth, marriage, and death certificates) from the City Clerk's office via an online portal - https://cityofcranstonvitals.permitium.com/rod Residents...
Mayor Hopkins, City Conducting Community Center Survey
Mayor Ken Hopkins and the City of Cranston are requesting the public’s participation in a survey gathering input for desired programming related to education, jobs, and health monitoring at a...
POSTPONED: Cranston Fall Festival moved to Sunday, Oct. 1
Cranston Collecting Donations for Dean Estates Residents
Cranston Mayor, Fire Department, Libraries Partner for Community Drive Supporting Residents Displaced by Dean Estate Flooding CRANSTON – To continue assisting residents displaced by flood damage, ...
Cranston Fire 100th Anniversary Celebration
Board of Canvassers Final Canvas Notice
September Bulky Waste Waste Pick Up
City Hall Closed for Sept. 9, 2023, for Labor Day
Mayor Ken Hopkins Invites Public to Informational Meeting on Budlong Pool
Mayor Hopkins Announces Cranston Fire Department Accepting Applications
Outdoor Jazz Concert at William Hall Library
UPDATED: City of Cranston Ward 6 Special Election Notice
SPECIAL ELECTION NOTICE CITY OF CRANSTON LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2023 The Cranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall, Room 100, 869 Park Ave, ...
City Hall Closure & Waste Pick-Up Delay
Cranston City Hall will be closed Monday, August 14th, 2023, in observance of the Victory Day Holiday. Due to the holiday, trash pick up will be delayed by one day the week of Aug. 14 to...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Cooling Center Locations, Hours
All Cranston Public Library branches and the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center will function as cooling centers during normal business hours. Hours of operation for each library branch can be...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Cranston’s First Splash Pad Now Open
CRANSTON – As the city prepares for another hot and humid week, Mayor Ken Hopkins announced that Cranston’s new splash pad is now open for summer enjoyment. “We are pleased to offer this new, fun...
Traffic Advisory: Providence Hurricane Barrier Repairs
Itri Park Grand Opening - Saturday, July 8, 2023
Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins was joined by residents and local and state elected officials for the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Itri Park in the Knightsville neighborhood of Cranston on Saturday, ...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Grand Opening of Itri Park
Cranston City Hall closed Tuesday, July 4th
City of Cranston Special Election Notice
ELECTION NOTICE: The Cranston Board of Canvassers will meet on Tuesday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 869 Park Ave, in Council Chambers, Third Floor to discuss and approve a polling place...
Mayor Ken Hopkins, Cranston Parks & Rec  Announce "Music Around Town" Free Summer Concert Series
Mayor Ken Hopkins, Cranston Parks & Recreation Announce "Music Around Town" Free Summer Concert Series With summer fast approaching, Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins and the city Parks and...
City Requests Resident Participation in 2023 Property Revaluation
Cranston Requests Resident Participation in 2023 Property Revaluation  The City of Cranston is undergoing a city-wide Property Revaluation, and has contracted Vision Government Solution, Inc. to...
City Hall Closed in Observance of Juneteenth Holiday
WHILE CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED, THERE WILL BE NO DELAY IN WASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES THIS WEEK.
Mayor Hopkins & Cranston Libraries Announce Summer Reading Kick-Off at Sprague Mansion
Cranston Summer Reading Kick-off & Free Book Fair The Cranston Public Library, in partnership with OneCranston Health Equity Zone, the Cranston Family Center/COZ, the Cranston Historical Society, ...
Mayor Ken Hopkins Congratulates Cranston's Graduating Class of 2023
Congratulations to all of our 2023 graduates, from Cranston East, Cranston West, NEL/CPS and CACTC! "Whether you stay here in Cranston or go elsewhere, I cannot wait to see your future...
Mayor Hopkins, CPD thankful for K9 safety vest donation
The City of Cranston Police Department K9s Ryken and Czar received bullet and stab protectives vest thanks to charitable donations from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9...
Mayor Hopkins, Library Director Announce E-Waste Recycling Event
On Saturday, June 10, 9:00 AM - noon, the IndiCycle van will be in the upper parking lot at Central to help you dispose of unwanted electronics in an environmentally safe way.Visit...
Mayor Hopkins Thanks Veterans This Memorial Day
City Hall Closed for Memorial Day, Monday 5/29/2023
Mayor Hopkins, CPD Thank Residents for Successful 2023 'Spring-Fest'
Mayor Hopkins announces teen summer job & volunteer opportunities
Mayor Hopkins announces teen summer job & volunteer opportunities JOBS: Parks and Rec Summer Camp Counselors Cranston Parks and Recreation is hiring for Summer Camp Counselors. Applicants MUST...
Mayor Hopkins, CPD announce 2023 Cranston Spring Street Festival
Mayor Announces May 18 premiere of 'No Time To Fail' at the Park Theatre
The documentary "No Time To Fail" will hold an in person premiere at the Park Theatre on May 18, 2023 at 6 p.m. There will be a Q&A with local filmmakers and subjects after the...
Mayor Hopkins, Col. Winquist Announce Annual CPD Memorial Ceremony on 5/17
Mayor Hopkins Thanks Cranston Rotary Club for Senior Center Patio Refurbishment Project
Mayor Hopkins, Fire Chief Showcase New Rescue Engine
2023 Cranston Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Registration
Click here to register for 2023 Cranston Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Programs Registration for camp is live as of Monday, April 24 at 7am. Click here for a link to the Playground...
Mayor, Cranston Public Library Announce Annual 'Shred Day' on April 22
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Mini-Mod with Cranston Economic Development
In this workshop, attendees will explore the core of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum through a ‘mini-module’ distilled from the program’s second module, “Opportunities for...
Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan Draft Open For Public Comment
Mayor Hopkins and his Community Development Director Ernie Tommasiello would like to announce the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan Draft for the next Fiscal Year - from...
Mayor Hopkins Announces 2023 Yard Waste Pick Up
What is Yard Waste?Yard Waste is organic material such as, but not limited to, leaves, grass clippings, hedge clippings, brush and branches and other small vegetative material that may be naturally...
RIDOT Work, Temporary Lane Changes Coming to Route 37
Mayor Hopkins would like residents to be aware of RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT) work that will create temporary traffic changes to Route 37 starting Friday, April 14. Bridges that cross...
Mayor Hopkins Reminds Residents of Annual Dog License Renewal
It's time to license your dog: Each year every dog owner who resides in the city shall obtain a dog license, during the month of April, for which there is a $13 fee ($10 for seniors). Before a...
New Hours at Knightsville Library Branch to Begin Monday, April 3, 2023
The Cranston Public Library’s Knightsville branch will begin new hours of service on Monday, April 3, 2023. The new hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The...
Mayor Hopkins Announces Future Plans For Budlong Pool
CRANSTON – Mayor Ken Hopkins held a press conference Monday, March 27, to announce future plans for the Budlong Pool with a targeted opening for summer 2024. Mayor Hopkins announced a multi-phase...
Annual Budget Hearing Schedule
2023-2024 Budget Hearing Schedule
Mayor, Cranston PD Present April Vacation Movie Day
Inquire about information for remaining space. The day for local students will include a free movie, free popcorn, free pizza and drinks! Both movies are open to all Cranston grade levels with...
Parks & Rec. Seeking Volunteers for April 8th Easter Event
The Cranston Parks and Recreation Department is planning their Easter event for Saturday, April 8, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Save the date now. There is more info to follow.The day will include...
Cranston Police K9's to Receive Donation of Body Armor
CITY OF CRANSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT’S NEW K9’s “Ryken” AND “Czar” TO GET DONATION OF BODY ARMOR CRANSTON - City of Cranston Police Department K9’s “Ryken” and “Czar” will receive a bullet and stab...
2023 Cranston Public School Artsfest exhibition now open
The Cranston School's 2023 Artsfest will be held at the Cranston Public Library Central Branch, 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, throughout the month of March. There is an opening reception on Wednesday, ...
Free Bulky Waste Pick Up Month
CRANSTON - 3/1/2023 - Starting today Cranston residents can take advantage of the city's free bulky waste program. The program annually runs during the month of March only. During the month of...
Mayor Hopkins announces $3.6 Million SAFER Grant for Cranston Fire Department
CRANSTON - February 20, 2023 - Cranston MayorKenneth J. Hopkins announced that the City of Cranston has been awarded anannual three-year $1.22 million federal grant through the Federal Emergency...
Cranston Conducting Full Property Revaluation
CRANSTON – Feb. 2023 – The City of Cranston has announced that it is inthe process of a full property revaluation as required by Rhode Island generallaw. As a result, taxpayers will receive a new...
Cranston City Hall Closed Monday, 2/20/23
Commemorative Police Patch supports RI SPCA
CRANSTON – The Cranston Police Department (CPD) has created a commemorative patch for a Cranston dog, Moses, that died of a gunshot wound to the head in March of 2022. All proceeds from the patches...
'Get a Heart, Give a Heart'
Mayor Hopkins, NEDS Encourage Residents to Sign as Organ Donors this Valentine's Day CRANSTON – On Friday, Feb. 10, Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins was joined by the New England Donor Services, as well...
CPD honored with AAA National Gold award
Cranston Neighborhood Tree Planting
The Cranston Neighborhood Tree Planting Program is accepting applications for the 2024 spring planting schedule. The program is free to all eligible property owners - including homeowners, small...
Applications open for FY23-24 Community Development Block Grants
To learn more, and to apply for the FY23-24 CDBG program, go to:https://www.cranstonri.gov/departments/community-development/
CPD Receives $500K for Mental Health Response Training
In the Press WPRI, 1/4/2023 - "Cranston police win $500K grant for mental health training" Cranston Herald, 1/10/2023 - "Boosting crisis intervention"
City Hall Closed Monday, Jan. 16, for MLK Jr. Day
One day trash delay - Week of Jan. 16
The full 2023 Holiday Trash Collection schedule can be viewed at: https://www.cranstonri.gov/departments/building-and-public-works/public-works/holdiday-trash-collection/
2022 The Holiday Trash Service Schedule
CRANSTON WEATHER ADVISORY
The Last Week For Yard Waste Pick-Up is the Week of the Dec. 19th-23rd
HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Cranston Christmas Tree Lighting
Waste Mangament Schedule Week of Thanksgiving
If your Waste Management pick-up is on Friday, it will be picked up on 11/12
Veterans Day Parade Friday, 11/11
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RIDOT will be performing an accelerated bridge slide over Pontiac Avenue at Rt. 37 in Cranston from Friday, November 11th at 8:00 p.m. to November 14th at 6:00 a.m. and Friday, November 18th at 8:00...
Trash Pickup Delay The Week Of October 10th
Cranston City Hall Will Be Closed Monday, October 10th due to the observance of Columbus Day
Final Canvass Notice
Final Canvass Notice Click Here for Important Election Information
Breast Cancer Awareness Flag Raising 10/6 at 5pm
Snow Removal Forms and Information
Please click the links below for more information Cranston Snow removal ad Cranston Snow Removal Applications
Cranston Harvest Festival 9/24/22 From 10:00-4pm
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation
DRAFT CAPER fy22.pdf
One day trash delay for the week of September 5th. City Hall will closed Monday Sept. 5th. Happy Labor Day!
Cranston Free Bulk Pick-Up Guildlines For September
During the month of September 2022, the Department of Public Works shall pick up bulky waste, free of charge, subject to the following guidelines:• Residents must call Waste Management at...
Cranston West Track Guidelines
Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Motor Vehicle tax bills have been 100% phased out by the State of Rhode Island. Therefore there will not be any 2022 motor vehicles bills going out this...
IMPORTANT VOTER INFORMATION
EARLY VOTING Early Voting for the Primary and General Elections will take place weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the: PETER T. PASTORE YOUTH CENTER – 155 GANSETT AVE ***Early Voting will...
RI Attorney General Staff City Hall Visit 8/25/22 9am-Noon
The Rhode Island Office of the Attorney Generalunderstands the importance of being accessible to Rhode Islanders in cities andtowns across our state. To better serve you, we are continuing our...
 CRANSTON HARVEST FESTIVAL
Trash Pickup Delay
Cranston City Hall will be closed in observance of Victory Day on Monday, August 8th
COOLING CENTERS AVALIABLE
Cranston Senior Enrichment Center & Cranston Central Public Library will be open as cooling centers. Please click the link below to see the hours of operation of the cooling centers. Hours and...
August 23rd Final Canvass Information
Please click the link below for all the Statewide Primary Election information Statewide Primary Election
Cooling Centers
During the heat this week, the Cranston Senior Enrichment Center & Cranston Central Public Library will be open as cooling centers. Please see the hours below: Central Public Library 140...
Cranston City Hall will be Closed on Monday, June 20th
Free Paint Recycling Event
Feasibility and Safety Report of the Budlong Pool
ARPA Survey Results
Due to current staffing issues with the City's outside vendor, Waste Management, there is an ongoing delay with yard waste pickup throughout the City. It is requested that you leave your yard waste...
Take The City of Cranston's ARPA Survey
How should the City of Cranston spend American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds? Cranstonians, The City of Cranston is asking you, our residents, business owners, stakeholders, and the public at...
Trash Delay 02/28/2022
March, Free Bulky Waste Pick Up Month
During the month of March 2022, the Department of Public Works shall pick up bulky waste, free of charge, subject to the following guidelines: Residents must call Waste Management at...
Trash Pickup Delay
Parking Ban
March 1 Redistricting Commission Public Hearing
Distribution of free at-home COVID tests
Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins announced the distribution of free at-home COVID-19 test kits to Cranston residents. Drive-through distribution will take place at Cranston High School East and Western Hills...
The Cranston Senior Center and Arlington Library are Temporarily Closed
The Cranston Senior Center and the Arlington branch of the Cranston Library are currently closed due to a burst pipe. The senior center is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, January 20th and the...
One Day Trash Delay Week of 1/16
CRANSTON WARMING CENTERS
As the City of Cranston prepares for extremely cold temperatures this week, we would like to remind you of the locations and hours of our warming centers. Cranston Public Library Central branch...
City Council to Hold Virtual Meetings Only
The Cranston City Council will be temporarily holding ALL of its full and sub-committee meetings ONLY via an Internet based platform (i.e. Zoom) and NOT in person. Please consult individual meeting...
No Trash Pick-Up for 1/7, pushed to 1/8
Due to the inclement weather trash-up for 1/7 will be moved to 1/8.
Cranston Public School Booster Clinics on 1/7 And 1/8 Are Still On
The Cranston Public School Booster clinics are still on as scheduled.  Friday, January 7, 2022 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Cranston West Cafeteria MODERNA (ages 18+) Saturday, January 8, 2022 Cranston...
Christmas Tree Pickup
Sign Up for Vaccinations - December 10th
Sign Up for Vaccinations - Cranston Senior Center on Friday, 12/10/2021 Location/Date/Time: Cranston Senior Center, 12/10/21, 10AM to 2PM Max Capacity: 192 Vaccines offered: Moderna...
Yard Waste Deadline
City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting
Veterans Day Parade
Cranston Parks & Rec Woman’s Fitness Program
WOMEN”S FITNESS PROGRAM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 11, 2023 Looking to get active this fall and winter? Cranston Parks and Recreation is offering a Women’s Fitness class on Monday evenings from 5:00pm -...
Park, Rolfe, and Pontiac Traffic Signal Light Re-phasing
Park, Rolfe, and Pontiac Traffic Signal Light Re-phasing  In an effort to improve traffic safety and operational efficiency, changes to the sequencing of the traffic signal at the Park Ave. /...
Redistricting Commission Public Hearing 10-6-2021
October 6, 2021 - Public Hearing 7 p.m. - Council Chambers, Third Floor, City HallDocuments: *The draft redistricting map and its associated data may be viewed and downloaded online at:...
Free Bulky Waste Pickup
During the month of September 2021, the Department of Public Works shall pick up bulky waste, free of charge, subject to the following guidelines: • Residents must call Waste Management at...
DEM Advisory for Blackmore Pond
Reminder: Plastic Bag Ban
Tips for Pest Control
Yard Waste Update
Due to current staffing issues with the City's outside vendor, Waste Management, there is a significant ongoing delay with yard waste pickup throughout the City. It is requested that you leave your...
MAYOR HOPKINS ANNOUNCES VACCINATION PROGRAM FOR CRANSTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
MAYOR KENNETH J. HOPKINS BUDGET ADDRESS
FY22 PROPOSED BUDGET.PDF Watch the Budget Address   MAYOR KENNETH J. HOPKINS BUDGET ADDRESS APRIL 1, 2021 GOOD EVENING MY FELLOW CRANSTONIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. TONIGHT I HAVE...
COVID-19 Candlelight Vigil
Executive Order: 21-02: Emergency Declaration Allowing Expanded Outside Dining At Restaurants In The City Of Cranston
Mayor Hopkins EO 21-02 TEMPORORAY OUTDOOR EXPANSION OF PREMISES LIABILITY AND CONSENT FORM
Annual Budget Hearing
2021-2022 Budget Hearing Schedule
Accessible Rhode Island Submission Form
Volunteer at the COVID-19 Vaccination Site
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER
Black History Month Proclamation
MARCH 2 SPECIAL ELECTION INFORMATION
ELECTION NOTICES CITY OF CRANSTON LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021 The Cranston Board of Canvassers, located in Cranston City Hall, Room 100, 869 Park Ave, Cranston, RI, ...
Cranston Inauguration
Please click the link below to watch the 2021 Cranston City Hall Inauguration live on Monday, January 4, 2021, at 7:00pm Stream on Facebook Stream on YouTube   NOTICE OF SPECIAL INAUGURAL...
Community Development and Economic Development Opportunities
Need emergency fuel? The Department of Community Development has funds available for income eligible households in need of emergency fuel. If your oil tank is below ¼ tank, please call 401-780-6240...
Virtual Menorah Lighting
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Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting
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COVID-19 Small Business Support
COVID-19 Small Business Support The COVID-19 outbreak is creating a challenging business climate not only locally and across the country. We are providing this page to serve as a resource small...
Take it Outside Grant Initiative
Announcement Cranston Businesses Take it Outside Grant Initiative The City of Cranston was awarded $100,000 from the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation's "Take It Outside" initiative. The...
Tax Collections & City Clerk's Office Announcement
Due to heavy call volumes and staff scheduling, please direct all Tax Collection & Clerk's Office related inquires to their respective contact forms found below.  Message the Tax...
CRANSTON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
Welcome Back Cranston students, teachers and workers! If you have any school related issues, questions or just looking for events and news please click the link below.  CRANSTON SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
Blue-Green Algae Blooms at Blackamore Pond
Blue-Green Algae Blooms at Blackamore Pond in Cranston. To read more please click the link below.  DEM ALERT
SEPTEMBER BULK TRASH PICKUP
During the month of September 2020, the Department of Public Works shall pick up bulky waste, free of charge, subject to the following guidelines: •Residents must call Waste Management at...
Labor Day Trash Pickup Delay
Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7th 2020, all trash pickup will be delayed 1 day this week. Thank you.