Topic: City Politics


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.

Raised by immigrant parents in a low-income family, Jorge Elorza graduated from Harvard before serving as a judge in the Providence Housing Court.


Former Housing Court judge declares mayoral candidacy

November 18, 2013 0 comments

Jorge Elorza, who as a judge has emphasized homelessness and crime, entered the race Monday.

Adrain said he would prioritize jobs, education and healthcare as some of the most pressing concerns that need to be addressed. He said previous mayors “have done a good job making progress.”


Q&A: Newest democratic candidate discusses mayoral race

November 14, 2013 1 comment

A Providence local, Lorne Adrain, will focus on economic and education policy if elected.


Chafee recalls political career, encourages youth

October 25, 2013 1 comment

In his lecture, the governor discussed his transition across the political spectrum.


Taveras to announce bid for governor

October 25, 2013 0 comments

The Providence mayor slightly trailed his expected opponent Gina Raimondo in a recent poll.

Elorza began his career in the Providence Housing Court, as did current city mayor Angel Taveras. Elorza has aimed to improve struggling, crime-filled neighborhoods adversely affected by abandoned properties.


Housing court judge likely to run for mayor

October 10, 2013 0 comments

Jorge Elorza received attention for fining major banks in the midst of the city’s housing crisis.