Politics

Lorne Adrain announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence

Lorne Adrain announces bid for mayor of Providence (Feb. 3, 2014) - Fox Point resident and community leader Lorne Adrain announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence today at the Friendship Café. In front of family, friends, community leaders and supporters. Adrain said, "Today is about returning potential, possibility and promise to everyone in this great city. I will focus on rebuilding our economy and create new and better paying jobs, turn our schools into places that ignite a passion for learning, opening and build a safer and more vibrant community not just for the next eight years, but for…
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Politics

Brett Smiley speaks with Dr. Pablo Rodriguez on Latino Public Radio

Dr. Pablo Rodriguez interviewed Brett Smiley about his progressive past, his support of driver’s licenses to all resident immigrants, more recreational opportunities for our young people, and his vision of safer streets, better schools, and a more prosperous economy. Podcast Questions for Brett Smiley; Hablemos on WRNI 1290- 01/25/14 Welcome to the show. this is your first run at public office in RI and many would like to know what has prepared you to be the next mayor? What do you bring to the job? What are the greatest challenges facing the city of Providence and how do you plan…
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Politics

Lorne Adrain Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Providence

I am running for Mayor to work with you to lead Providence to its rightful place among the greatest cities in America. Many of you know me for my leadership in education, business, economic development, social enterprise or one of the many other missions I care about in our community. Some of you don't know me yet. I am the second of 8 children whose parents immigrated here from Canada to find work. My wife Ann’s grandparents came from Italy for better opportunities as well. I grew up in Warwick, graduated from Warwick Vets High, and paid my own way…
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Featured

JOHNSTON DEMOCRATS UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSE

PROVIDENCE – The Johnston Democratic Town Committee unanimously endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. A motion to endorse was made by Johnston Mayor Joe Polisena and seconded by Bernard Frezza, a senior aide to former Secretaries of State Jim Langevin, Ed Inman, and Matt Brown. “It’s important to come out early for the most competent candidate,” said Mayor Polisena. “I move for this committee to endorse Guillaume De Ramel for Secretary of State.” “I’m pleased to announce that Guillaume De Ramel has the unanimous support of the Johnston…
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Politics

Congressman David Cicilline LPR Interview

Podcast of the interview Issues affecting Latino community 1- FIRST OF ALL ON BEHALF OF ALL IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THEM, THANKS FOR THE EVENT THAT BROUGHT LUIS GUTIERREZ TO OUR STATE ONCE AGAIN. 2- LUIS SEEMED TO INTIMATE THAT WE WILL NEED TO COMPROMISE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM AND THAT WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET EVERYTHING WE WANT. THIS WEEK, THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS HAS PRESENTED A SET OF PRINCIPLES THAT SHOULD GUIDE THEIR NEGOTIATIONS. HAVE YOU SEEN THESE PRINCIPLES AND WHERE DO YOU THINK THERE IS A POSSIBILITY FOR COMPROMISE? 3- DACA IS SET TO EXPIRE…
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Featured

Clay Pell RI Gubernatorial Candidate tiene una buena táctica – has a Good Strategy: Spanish

Pell interview Fue en Español - Yes. Pell is hoping to win over a large chunk of Latino voters by speaking to them directly – en Español Pell interview LPR No candidate for governor currently has a Spanish-language campaign website Clay Pell 2014 Campaign Launch Video QUESTIONS FOR CLAY PELL IN “HABLEMOS” 02/01/14 WRNI-LATINO PUBLIC RADIO 1- WHO IS CLAY PELL AND WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE GOVERNOR? WHAT QUALIFES YOU FOR THE POSITION? 2- MANY PEOPLE QUESTION THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE NOT LIVED IN RI MOST OF YOUR LIFE, AND IF NOT FOR YOUR NAME WE WOULD…
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Art & Life

Pell kick offs campaign for RI governor

Pell for Governor Pell on Licenses for Undocumented Workers PROVIDENCE – Offering a bold platform of new ideas focused on restoring hope and rebuilding the Rhode Island economy, Clay Pell formally launched his campaign to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination today. “It is time for Rhode Island come together, to bring in fresh perspectives and new approaches, and to once again think big,” Pell said in remarks to a packed room at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Pell, 32, of Providence, was introduced by his grandmother, Nuala Pell, widow of Rhode Island’s longest-serving United States senator, Claiborne Pell, who authored the legislation…
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Art & Life

Michael Solomon Annouces Candidacy For Mayor

PROVIDENCE - Today, Michael Solomon, president of the Providence City Council, announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence. Michael, who owns several businesses in the city, spoke before family, friends, and supporters at Building Futures in Olneyville this morning, a non-profit organization dedicated to building career pathways for unemployed Providence residents. LPR Coverage of Solomon's Bid for Providence Mayor "I am running for Mayor to make Providence a city of opportunity for all," Michael said. "We must build upon the progress and hard work of the last three years. We must focus on growing the city's middle class, rebuilding our schools, and revitalizing our neighborhoods. We have come…
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News

President’s State of the Union

During tonight's State of the Union Address, President Obama expressed his desire to work with COngress to improve the nation's economy. But he also stressed that if necessary he would take executive action. One big theme of the night was income inequality. Obama urged Congress to increase the minimum wage for all Americans, while issuing an executive order to increase the minimum wage for some federal workers from $ to $ an hour. He touched on concerns that the gap between the rich and poor is increasing and said that these trends must be reversed. That includes redressing inequality for…
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Local News

Gordon Fox Fined $1500 by Ethics Commission

After failing to disclose the income he earned from legal work he performed for the Providence Economic Development Partnership (PEDP), House Speaker Gordon Fox on Tuesday agreed to pay a $1,500 fine. The Ethics Commission voted unanimously to approve a settlement with Fox. All state-appointed and elected officials are required to file annual financial disclosures that detail certain sources of income – including payments from any state or municipal agency. The PEDP is quasi-public agency within the city’s Department of Planning and Development that administers a federally funded small business loan fund. Because the speaker was paid by the law…
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