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Extra Round Providence mayoral debate

  Providence, Rhode Island- The hour-long radio debate between candidates Michael Solomon and Jorge Elorza  was held at the LPR's studios in Cranston and hosted by LPR’s moderator, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, MD and Wendy Schiller, professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University                       El  Mano a Mano Solomon vs Elorza
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Ward 9 Democratic City Committee Unanimously Endorses Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Ward 9 Democratic City Committee announced its endorsement of Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence today. At a meeting last night, the Committee considered each of the four declared democratic candidates for Mayor and voted unanimously to endorse Solomon. The Committee represents Providence’s Washington Park and Elmwood neighborhoods. “Michael has the vision, values and experience to guide the city,” said Ward 9 chairwoman Ana Rivas. “He listens, cares and knows first-hand the needs of our community. The voters of Elmwood and Washington Park know that Michael will work hard with all of us to improve the…
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Central Falls Mayor James Diossa Delivered FY2015 Budget Address

Mayor Diossa proposes Central Falls is a comeback city due to tax relief, fiscal responsibility and strategic investments Central Falls, RI - On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:00 , Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa delivered his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Address to Central Falls City Council members and residents of Central Falls. "Together we have led this city with prudence and responsibility without forgetting why we are here in the first place: to serve the people of Central Falls. Budgets are about priorities. We have followed the State-imposed six year recovery plan faithfully and stabilized the city's finances…
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Elorza Campaign Gains Momentum with New Additions

Providence, RI – As the campaign season picks up momentum, so too has Jorge Elorza’s run for Mayor of Providence. He announced this week several new additions to his campaign team, including five prominent co-chairs. The new hires include Field Director Kristina Fox, Deputy Field Director Charon Rose, and Communications Director John Taraborelli. “We are recruiting young, dynamic talent to further our mission of uniting One Providence,” said Elorza. “With emerging leaders like Kristina, Charon, and John joining our team we’re going to bring fresh perspectives and new energy into this campaign.” They join Campaign Manager Marisa O'Gara, Finance Director…
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IATSE Local 23 Endorses Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence

PROVIDENCE, RI - Local 23 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO announced its endorsement for Michael Solomon for Mayor of Providence today. This is the 3rd union endorsement for Solomon including the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the 16-member Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council. “We believe that Providence is at a crossroads,” said Michael Araujo, business agent for Local 23. “Robust and visionary leadership is required for the challenges our City of Providence is facing. We believe that proven leadership and experience are invaluable assets to our diverse population. Michael Solomon has…
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Governor Patrick Signs Boston Strong License Plate Bill

BOSTON – Friday, April 18, 2014 – Governor Deval Patrick today signed H. 3664, “An Act Relative to a Massachusetts Boston Strong License Plate,” which directs the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to establish a license plate memorializing the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings adorned with the phrase “Boston Strong.” All proceeds from sales of the license plate will be distributed to the One Fund or, in the event of its dissolution, another non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to the victims of last year’s Marathon attacks. Friday, April 18, 2014 - Governor Patrick signs H. 3664, “An Act Relative…
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Correctional Officers Union Endorses Frank Caprio for Treasurer

The Rhode Island Brotherhood of Correctional Officers (RIBCO) today announced their endorsement of Frank Caprio for Treasurer of Rhode Island. "The hard-working men and women in our union are excited to support Frank in his comeback bid for the Treasurer's office," said RIBCO President Richard Ferruccio. "Frank will be a strong voice for middle class families who want a Treasurer who saves taxpayer dollars and works everyday to grow the economy and create jobs." RIBCO represents approximately 1,300 members, comprising rank and file officers, stewards, inmate industries' supervisors, office personnel, and medical and social work professionals. "I am grateful to…
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Elorza Releases Equity in Business Opportunity Plan, Calls for Increase of WMBE Bids Accepted for City Projects

To fulfill Providence’s goal of having 10% participation in city contracts by Women and Minority Business Enterprises (WMBEs), Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jorge Elorza announced his plan to increase the percentage of women and minority business enterprises that do business with the city. Maria Takuma, who owns Harmony Design and Construction said the following of Elorza’s proposal, "As a woman and a minority business-owner, I'm thankful to Jorge for bringing attention to this incredibly important issue and making it a priority in his economic development plan. We need leaders that recognize that our economy won't prosper unless our government commits itself…
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Block Makes Statement On Ethics In Ri Politics

Providence, RI - Today, Republican Candidate for Governor Ken Block called for the need to change how politicians operate in Rhode Island. Citing the contributions Treasurer Raimondo, Mayor Fung, and Mayor Taveras made to Speaker Fox, as well as Treasurer Raimondo's and Mayor Taveras' walking with Speaker Fox in his district, all while allegations of pay-to-play and corruption in the 38 Studios deal and PEDP Loans were being made, Mr. Block said, "We need a change agent as Governor, and these career politicians kissed the brass ring of power despite the stench of 38 Studios." Additionally, Mr. Block highlighted the fact that…
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