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Elorza Calls for Creation of Festival to Showcase City’s Arts and Culture on National Level

Providence, RI – Democratic candidate for Mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza today unveiled his plan to showcase the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene on a regional and national level through the creation of a weeklong festival. He sees this festival as a “cultural calling card” that will better enable Providence to market itself as a national destination with a clear and unique brand identity. “Our city has all the essential strengths to be a magnet city – attracting visitors, new residents, money, and talent – on par with hotbeds like Portland, OR, Austin, TX, or even Boston,” Elorza said.…
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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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Solomon says poll puts him ahead of Cianci

Providence, RI – Providence mayoral candidate Michael Solomon held a press conference today at Prospect Park on the East Side to counter the claim asserted last week by his opponents that he is not the best candidate to defeat Buddy Cianci in November. “I have spent the last four years as president of the city council cleaning up the messes that Mr. Cianci left behind. During the dark years of the Cianci administrations, cushy pension deals were handed out as favors with no thought about the long-term fiscal impact on our city. All while Mr. Cianci failed to properly fund…
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The Two Democratic Providence Mayor Candidates Participate in Debate before the primary

Providence, Rhode Island- Latino Public Radio (WRNI 1290AM, ), will have the two Democratic candidates left in the race for Providence Mayor square off in a live debate, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - just two weeks before the primary election. LPR’s moderator, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez, MD will be joined by Wendy Schiller, professor of Political Science for the debate between Michael Solomon, the President of Providence City Council and Jorge Elorza, a former Housing Court Judge. Tune In to Latino Public Radio, WRNI 1290 AM, Providence at 9:15 am to hear the candidates go head–to-head on issues that are important…
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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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Rep. Grace Diaz Endorses Guillaume De Ramel For Secretary Of State

PROVIDENCE – Representative Grace Diaz (D-Providence) endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of State. Rep. Diaz has represented Providence in the General Assembly since her election in 2004, and is the Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Representatives as well as the Vice Chairwoman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. The endorsement took place during a meet and greet hosted by Rep. Diaz and Providence City Councilwoman Carmen Castillo, an early supporter of Guillaume’s candidacy, at the Colony House Apartments at One Cadillac Drive in South Providence. “I’m asking…
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