Topic: City Politics


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.


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.


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.


Mayor, City Council president differ on budget opinion

January 21, 2015 0 comments

Elorza spoke in his inaugural address on the potential for a “New Providence,” where a family like his can achieve the American dream.

Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza listened to citizens’ concerns Monday at Nathan Bishop Middle School during the last of four listening forums, in which city residents had the opportunity to raise issues with Elorza prior to the start of his tenure.


Mayor-elect forum tackles education, budget

December 2, 2014 0 comments

Elorza sat on stage at the One Providence Listening Forum Sunday taking note of residents’ concerns on education, public safety, housing and transportation.


Brown Democrats: Raimondo for governor, Elorza for mayor

October 30, 2014 3 comments

This election is a crucial one: We have the chance to elect the state’s first female governor and to usher in a new age for the city we love.


R.I. could see first woman, Latino or Asian governor

April 10, 2014 0 comments

Rhode Islanders have never elected a person of color or a woman to the governor’s office.


City Council supports antibiotic restriction

February 25, 2014 0 comments

The Providence City Council approved a resolution in support of federal restrictions on the use of antibiotics in factory farms Feb. 6.


Taveras delivers annual State of the City address

February 13, 2014 0 comments

Mayor Angel Taveras reviewed the progress of his 20-point economic development action plan in his State of the City address yesterday.

A crowd of nearly 50 supporters gathered at the Mount Hope Neighborhod Association to hear Brett Smiley’s announcement Tuesday. Smiley emphasized Providence’s strong connection to the sciences and arts.


Smiley announces mayoral candidacy

December 3, 2013 0 comments

Brett Smiley emphasized public safety, education and an extra sales tax on guns and ammunition.