Providence’s city flag to be flown at half-staff to honor former mayor

Providence City Hall. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said that the city’s flag will be flown at half-staff to honor former Mayor Joseph Doorley Jr., who passed away over the weekend. He was 91.

In a statement Monday, Elorza said that Doorley was “a public servant who led the Providence community honorably for 10 years.”

“Among his biggest accomplishments were becoming a champion of equitable housing and being a strong fiscal steward of the city’s finances,” added Elorza.

Doorley, who was a Democrat, was Providence’s 31st mayor and served for 10 years.


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