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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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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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Ward 11 City Council Candidates Debate Monday

The Providence League of Women Voters, the Friends of Knight Memorial Library and Providence Community Library will be presenting a debate between the Providence Ward 11 City Council seat candidates tonight, Monday, October 25th at 6:45pm. It will take place at Knight Memorial Library, 275 Elmwood Avenue in Providence. The public is encouraged to come

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Bryan Principe City Council Kickoff

Join Bryan Principe at Loie Fuller’s Restaurant on Tuesday May 18th at 5:30 in support of his campaign for City Council of District 13, representing the neighborhoods of Downtown, Federal Hill, and the West End. Bryan is a hard-working advocate for our community. He has served on the City Plan Commission for over ten years,

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Bryan Principe To Announce Candidacy For City Council

West Side education leader, Bryan Principe, will announce his candidacy for the Ward 13 Providence City Council seat on April 12. Principe, an education leader and public school parent, will make his announcement in front of the West Broadway Elementary School building on Bainbridge Avenue. (More info after the jump). 4:30pm, Monday, April 12, 29

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Council does its bidness

Last night the City Council did a few things. Reversing the order in which the Projo engages them: It passed a resolution decrying Providence College’s god-awful treatment of its janitors, whose contract is up. In other action last night, members unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for the janitorial employees of Hurley of America, which

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Good News!!!

RIFuture covers two unusually positive political developments today. National Grid, our electrical utility, has expressed a new willingness to enter long-term agreements with suppliers of renewable energy. The Providence City Council’s finance committee will be taking up the Living Wage Ordinance on Thursday. (Yours truly was recently informed that he’ll be giving the presentation on

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