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Emma Gardner

Metro Editor


McKee, Magaziner ’06 win primaries

Incumbent Gov. Dan McKee won the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday night, narrowly defeating opponents Helena Foulkes, former chief executive of CVS Health, and Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea.


Brett Smiley poised to become next mayor of Providence

Democrat Brett Smiley won the Democratic primary for Providence mayor Tuesday, defeating challengers Gonzalo Cuervo and Nirva LaFortune MA’19, The Boston Globe projects. No Republicans or Independents will appear on the ballot in November, meaning that Smiley’s ascension to the mayor’s office ...


Former City Council president Michael Solomon runs for mayor

Providence business owner and former City Council president Michael Solomon is running for mayor of Providence on a platform of enhancing public safety and education. Solomon, who also ran for mayor in 2014, will face off against Democratic opponents Nirva LaFortune, Brett Smiley and Gonzalo Cuervo ...

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Neo-Nazis disrupt book reading at local library 

Members of the neo-Nazi group NSC-131 disrupted a reading of “The Communist Manifesto” at the Red Ink Community Library in the Mount Hope neighborhood of Providence Feb. 21, banging on windows and screaming at attendees inside the building.

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McKee administration proposes $150 million for climate action

Governor Dan McKee’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2023 includes over $150 million in funding for measures intended to fight climate change and further develop the state’s green economy, according to a Jan. 19 press release. The funding will go towards initiatives such as installing electric ...

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