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Opinion: Collateral Damage by Eric Neufville: Founder-The Prisoner Family Union (PFU)

Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) inmate population has been collateral damage in the war between R.I. Governor Dan McKee’s permanent pick to run the department, Director Wayne Salisbury, and Richard Ferruccio and his Brotherhood of Corrections Union (R.I.B.C.O.) and the inmates housed by RIDOC are casualties of this war.[Read More…]

by June 23, 2024


Key Budget Items Backed by RIPEC Analysis Include K-12 Education, Transportation, Housing; Cautions on Spending Growth, Projected Deficit, & Pension Changes   From: RIPEC – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council The fiscal year (FY) 2025 appropriations act, approved on June 7 by the House Finance Committee, contains several positive[Read More…]

by June 6, 2024

Parent … Activist … School Committee Candidate Releases Statement on Federal Department of Education Release of Personal Information VIA Illegitimate FOIA (Freedom of Information Request)

There are few invasions of personal privacy more horrifying than the release of personal credit information. In their seemingly unbridled capacity for sheer incompetence, coupled with a blatant display of thorough contempt of the ordinary citizen, the Federal Department of Education effectively said to the State of Rhode Island: “Hold[Read More…]

by June 5, 2024

FLASH! Providence Mayor Smiley Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Motor Vehicles & Tangible Taxes

  Sixty-Day Amnesty Program Waives Interest for Eligible Taxpayers   Residents of La Prov! An opportunity to “get right” with those fine folks at Providence City Hall. And yes, we’ve got questions. We’ll be reaching out to Mayor Smiley’s Office to get additional details ….   From The Office of[Read More…]

by May 1, 2024

Boardroom Videos & Termination Letter: The Sad Final Day of RIPTA CEO Scott Avedisian’s Tenure

  Board Members of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority met today to formally accept the resignation of RIPTA CEO, former Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian. Citing contractural issues, the Board agreed to honor a 90 day severance clause. Me. Avedisian had not participated in the RIPTA health plan, and was[Read More…]

by April 17, 2024

Human Rights Watch & The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Sudan-One Year of Atrocities Requires New Global Approach (Video-UNHCR: 1 Year Since War Has Broken Out)

Sudan: One Year of Atrocities Requires New Global Approach Investigations into Deliberate Aid Obstruction, War Crimes Needed As global and regional leaders meet in Paris to spotlight Sudan and mark the one-year anniversary of the country’s brutal conflict between Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF), they should[Read More…]

by April 15, 2024

Rhode Island Democratic Socialists Celebrate Formal Designation of Rhody Democratic Convention Delegate As “Uncommitted”

Rhode Island To Send Uncommitted Delegate to the Democratic National Convention-Grassroots Volunteer Effort Yielded 3rd Best Result in America From the Democratic Socialists of America-Rhode Island Affiliate: The Rhode Island chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America is celebrating the recent announcement of an uncommitted delegate. This victory reflects the fact[Read More…]

by April 14, 2024

Breaking! Smiley Administration: City of Providence, Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 Reach Tentative Five-Year Agreement

From The Brett Smiley Mayoral Administration:   “Community safety has been a top priority of my administration and in order to keep our neighborhoods safe, we need to support the officers on our streets,” said Mayor Brett Smiley. “This agreement includes competitive compensation for our Providence police officers, while making[Read More…]

by April 13, 2024

Flash: Aniece Germain Resigns from Cranston City Council Effective Immediately

  Statement From Aniece Germain …Developing …. I am regretfully tendering my resignation to the President of Cranston City Council effective immediately. It has become clear that the ongoing power dynamics at play in Cranston politics and recent challenges for our organization Hope and Change for Haiti prevent me from[Read More…]

by April 13, 2024

He’s In! Woonsocket City Councilor Brian Thompson Announces Candidacy for RI Senate District 20, Retiring Senator Roger P

    Woonsocket City Councilor Brian J. Thompson, a prominent figure in the City of Woonsocket’s recovery from the scandal ridden Baldelli-Hunt Administration, has formally announced his candidacy for Rhode Island State District 20, currently held by retiring Senator Roger Picard. While he is recognized statewide for his involvement in[Read More…]

by April 10, 2024