Topic: City Politics

Mayor Jorge Elorza responded to the protest by welcoming continued negotiation with the Providence Teachers Union.

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Elorza, teachers union clash at City Hall

February 7, 2018 0 comments

Yesterday, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, Mayor Jorge Elorza was scheduled to begin his annual State of the City address at 6 p.m.

Jorge Elorza, first elected mayor in Nov. 2014, is seeking re-election in 2018. He continues to support leasing the city water supply to fund pensions.

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Elorza reiterates call to lease Providence Water Supply Board

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza is continuing to press for the leasing of the Providence Water Supply Board to fund the city’s $1 billion long-term pension liabilities.

City Council hopes to increase recycling efforts

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City Council hopes to increase recycling efforts

November 2, 2017 0 comments

The city passed resolutions to increase efforts to educate the city on recycling and to assign a crossing guard at Bradley School Providence on Broadway.

Town hall crowd urges RI congressmen to resist Trump

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Town hall crowd urges RI congressmen to resist Trump

February 12, 2017 0 comments

Severe weather conditions did not stop hundreds from gathering at Sunday’s town hall meeting at East Providence High School.

Columns, Opinions

Mitra ’18: Fox News’ obsession with Brown misses the mark

February 12, 2017 0 comments

On Jan. 25, Brown had a famous — or rather, infamous — visitor: Jesse Watters, the host of Watters’ World on The O’Reilly Factor. Watters came to Brown, ostensibly to interview students about toxic masculinity. In a short day on campus, he managed to interview bystanders about safe spaces, push […]

On the night of her election, Gov. Gina Raimondo promised Rhode Islanders economic reform focused on cutting down on government excess and streamlining fiscal efficiency as well as elimination of insider favoring.

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Raimondo focuses on economic recovery, gender equality in the workplace

April 23, 2015 1 comment

Raimondo has begun her efforts to remedy the situation by highlighting the jobs portion of her budget — including a number of tax incentives and investments.

Marissa Quinn, director of communications at the Watson Institute, said she will aim to “bring sound judgment” to the R.I. Ethics Commission.

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Quinn selected to join Rhode Island Ethics Commission

April 23, 2015 0 comments

Marisa Quinn, director of communications and outreach at the Watson Institute, was appointed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to the Rhode Island Ethics Commission.

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Senator, alum take leadership spots on Board of Licenses

March 30, 2015 0 comments

The Providence Board of Licenses elected Jeffrey Williams ’85 and Sen. Juan Pichardo, D-Providence, to its most senior positions earlier this month.

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Proposed bill would ban use of plastic bags

February 5, 2015 0 comments

Rhode Island may soon be among the first states in the country to ban the use of disposable plastic checkout bags at retail establishments.

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Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015 0 comments

With the General Assembly session in full swing, representatives are submitting new bills every day.