PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is naming a city square after a long-serving city councilman who died in July.
A spokesman for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) says the intersection of Atwells and Mount Pleasant avenues will be called Joseph DeLuca Square. A ceremony to formally dedicate the square is planned for Saturday afternoon.
DeLuca served on the Providence City Council for two decades. He was born in Italy and moved to the U.S. with his family at age 10. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and worked as a contractor in Providence. He was first elected to the City Council in 1991 and was last elected in 2006.
DeLuca died July 1 after a battle with cancer.