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Spotlight On Councilman Luis Aponte

And his finances. Well, the rosy glow cast by last autumn’s “pink wave” sure has faded. The promise that the first-ever majority-female Providence City Council might usher in a more progressive and enlightened way of doing things has since been buried under a red tide sludge of punitive committee assignments. (Sound familiar? See also: Speaker

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We’re number one . . . yay? Looks like the new podcast ‘Crimetown’ has a winner on its hands. The first season, devoted to Providence, is topping the iTunes podcast charts, and lots of locals are raving about the production — the podcast’s creators, Marc Smerling and Zac Sturt-Pontier, were behind the excellent “The Jinx:

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What are they? Where do they come from? What do they want from us? Mayor Elorza has some answers. This year, the City is using new equipment to help improve the speed and quality of pothole repairs. The City has more than tripled the number of asphalt compactors used to compress and smooth the surface

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Mayoral Inauguration

(1.5) Mayor-elect Jorge O. Elorza will be sworn in as Providence’s 38th Mayor on Monday, January 5th. 1:30pm: Seating opens for Inauguration Ceremony, steps of Providence City Hall 2pm: Inauguration Ceremony 3:00pm: Reception with Mayor Elorza, City Hall, second floor 7pm: One Providence Inaugural Celebration, Cranston Street Armory, 310 Cranston Street The weather looks good.

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¡Un Solo Providence! — Elorza Elected Mayor

“The eyes of the nation were upon us and today the people of Providence have spoken. We’ve made history,” Elorza said. “But more importantly, we’ve set Providence on a path to a bright future. I feel privileged to have earned the trust of the people of Providence. Thank you so much.” Elorza thanked his supporters

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Mitchell Mounts Credible Write-In Campaign In Ward 3

[UPDATE: Mitchell ahead by 22 votes! Still unofficial but the Providence Journal reports that Marcus Mitchell may just have pulled this off! BC] When lawn signs start appearing for a write-in campaign, something is up. Marcus Mitchell, founding president of the Providence Community Library, is mounting a write-in candidacy for Providence City Council Ward 3.*

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