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Backed by endorsements from several progressive organizations, Goncalves overcame relatively low fundraising to win the Ward 1 Democratic primary. Because no Republicans or independents are registered, he will be the only candidate on the ballot for the April 7 special election, meaning the 25-year resident is virtually guaranteed to be Ward 1’s councilman.

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Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 wins Ward 1 Democratic primary

March 4, 2020 0 comments

John Goncalves ’13 MA’15 won the Democratic primary in Providence’s Ward 1 special election Tuesday by a wide margin. Goncalves, a 25-year resident of Ward 1, overcame challenges from Nick Cicchitelli, president of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association, and Anthony Santurri, owner of the Colosseum nightclub.

Cicchitelli’s campaign platform emphasizes affordable housing. He works as a real estate agent and is currently the president of the Fox Point neighborhood association.

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Fox Point Neighborhood Assoc. President Cicchitelli enters Ward 1 Race

February 19, 2020 0 comments

Nick Cicchitelli thought his opportunity for public service had come in 2010, when he worked on the gubernatorial campaign of then Rhode Island General Treasurer Frank Caprio. Caprio lost. In 2014, he again worked on a Democrat’s campaign — this time, for R.I. Secretary of State Ralph Mollis . Then […]

Goncalves’ ’13 MA ’15 platform focuses on issues such as improving the Providence Public Schools, achieving environmental justice and practicing “smart development” of the city. He also wants to create a new tax policy that shifts the financial burden off of average taxpayers and examines “the whole system in a deliberate and thoughtful way.”

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Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 runs for Ward 1 City Council

January 29, 2020 0 comments

John Goncalves’ ’13 MA’15 favorite lessons to teach to his fourth grade class at the Wheeler School are about civics and figures who have tried to make the world a better place — figures like Greta Thunberg, Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

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Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

An ordinance being considered by the City of Providence could make big house parties a thing of the past on College Hill. 

Holt:  Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

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Holt: Securing the future of Providence — for all of us

September 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

My name is Ryan Holt. I live on Halsey Street (right near campus) with my wife, Lilia, our rescue dog Stella and our two rescue cats Silvio and Cleo.

City Councilman David Salvatore, whose resolution to enforce restrictions on early morning waste collection passed, speaks after the meeting with another attendee. Thirteen other ordinances also passed.

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City Council restricts early trash pickups

October 5, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The city passed ordinances about the Providence Water Supply Board and a resolution for the enforcement of restrictions on early morning waste collection.

City Council approves bike lane study, removal of Confederate flags

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City Council approves bike lane study, removal of Confederate flags

September 8, 2017 1 comment

The city passed resolutions calling for a study of bike lanes as well as the removal of Confederate flags and monuments from public property.

City Council considers ordinance amendment

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City Council considers ordinance amendment

February 24, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The Providence City Council will consider an ordinance amendment that would limit the city’s funding of projects associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline.

City Council votes to memorialize slave trade

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City Council votes to memorialize slave trade

March 18, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The Providence City Council voted unanimously March 3 to support efforts to memorialize victims of the transatlantic slave trade and their descendants.