Independent mayoral candidate Vincent “Buddy” Cianci addressed his tumultuous past in a debate Tuesday that featured attacks on his record.

Financial problems, Cianci’s history frame mayoral debate

October 1, 2014 0 comments

A mayoral debate between Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Jorge Elorza and Daniel Harrop ’76 MD’79 featured a series of pointed personal attacks.

Jewelry District clubs have drawn criticism from community for recent violent behavior among patrons.

Karma violence spurs nightclub closures

September 30, 2014 0 comments

Nightclubs in the Jewelry District have come under scrutiny and now must comply with new restrictions following several violent incidents.

At $13 million, a new grant will finance about 11 percent of the city’s streetcar project, slated to cost $117.7 million. “We’ve got a long way to go,” said Arthur Salisbury, president of the Jewelry District Association.

Streetcar project advances with grant

September 30, 2014 0 comments

The long-term plan would help connect downtown to upper South Providence and the Jewelry District and will require the acquisition of more funding before moving forward.

URI proceeds with plan to arm police force

September 25, 2014 1 comment

The University of Rhode Island has begun to implement a plan to arm its police force, concluding a nearly two-and-a-half year process.

Elections Roundup: Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 0 comments

A new poll shows independent Buddy Cianci holding a slim lead in the race for mayor of Providence with 38 percent of the vote.

Overdose rate inspires antidote distribution

September 24, 2014 1 comment

Hospitals have begun to distribute naloxone — an opioid-overdose antidote — in kits provided to discharged patients admitted for overdoses

Providence’s Democratic nominee for mayor Jorge Elorza poses with the Brown Democrats. Elorza spoke about increasing job opportunities, improving public transportation and a creating a local internship program.

Elorza highlights education, waterfront development

September 24, 2014 1 comment

“My life has been a bit of an improbable journey,” said Jorge Elorza, Democratic nominee for mayor, as he addressed the Brown Democrats Tuesday night.

Newport gambling ballot measure sparks debate

September 23, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Islanders will vote this November on whether to allow the Newport Grand casino to open table games.

R.I. women vie for top state positions

September 23, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Island could make history this year by electing its first female governor, as well as possibly its second female lieutenant governor.

“Having grass and having conversations can really spark street life and activity,” said Martina Haggerty, a principal planner with the city’s long-range planning department.

Park(ing) Day shows value of green space

September 22, 2014 0 comments

It was not cars, trucks and motorcycles but baby goats, peace flags and beanbags filling parking spots around Providence Friday.