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Last week the media reported on the study done by Brailsford & Dunlavey (B&D) which showed, inter alia, projected revenues of $36.5 million to Pawtucket and $93.3 million to the state over 30 … more
North Providence acting police chief Christopher Pelagio has leaded a charmed life. He leapfrogged over 3 captains and was appointed by Mayor Charles Lombardi as Acting Deputy Chief in 2011. In 2015 … more
This Fall the new veterans’ home will open in Bristol. The 2016 referendum added another $27 million to the $94 million approved in 2012 for a total cost of $121 million. Initially, the bond … more
“The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox expect to build a Providence Stadium with their own funds.” — Providence Journal 2/25/15; Kate Bramson, reporter “They plan to build … more
Kudos to General Treasurer Seth Magaziner for coming up with 2 great proposals, one of which would strengthen municipal pensions and the other which stimulates loans to small Rhode Island businesses. … more
Now, we learn that Larry Lucchino and company want to have taxpayers build a new stadium for the Pawsox team. It is a sleight of hand. The state will construct the stadium (projected in one study at … more
Some folks think that the panhandlers on corner streets are a threat to society. They see these mostly-displaced veterans, mentally ill folks, alcohol-dependent people and, yes, sometimes con … more
Kudos to Governor Gina Raimondo for proposing sound ethics legislation. Her bills include barring anyone with overdue campaign fines from running for office and one for auditing 25 percent of all … more
At a press conference last week, North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi did not have one of his finer moments. For that matter, neither did some of the top brass in his police department, namely … more
Finally, the long-awaited release of records, well, sort of…from the Rhode Island State Police (RISP) of its 38 Studios investigation hit the streets. I wondered where had my beloved RISP … more
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