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Mayor Smiley, Remove This Portrait

In 2014, citizen Brett P. Smiley removed himself from the Providence mayoral race, throwing his support to Jorge Elorza; his goal was to prevent the odious Vincent “Buddy” Cianci from being re-elected (ProJo 8.22.14). Cianci had been running as an independent after serving a prison term for conspiring in city hall corruption, and he wanted …

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Convicted Felon Aponte Resigns From City Council

As part of his plea deal with the AG’s office, Luis Aponte was required to step down from his city council seat and file outstanding campaign finance reports within 60 days! He’s still behind?! We really need to tighten up these filing requirements and add some consequences to them. Former councilman Kevin Jackson (now in …

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Spotlight On Providence City Council

Keeping our elected officials from raiding the public coffers is positively exhausting. No sooner had we digested the news of the sudden resignation of ethically-challenged State Rep Ray Gallison — currently under investigation for dipping into the slush fund known as the community-service grant system — than we see Providence City Councilman Kevin E. Jackson …

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New Art Installation At City Hall

This new multi-media installation — “Why Would Anyone Invest In Providence?” — debuted Friday at Providence City Hall, complete with a Sia-inspired floor routine “Vinnie gets the Vapors.” If anyone has footage of parking lot titan Joseph Paolino performing CPR please send it along. (ProJo 11.19.15.) But back to the wall art: See how the …

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