Articles by: Pat Ford

Attorney General issues APRA finding in Lyssikatos v. Narragansett Police Department

    Attorney General Peter F. Neronha announced that his office has issued a finding in response to an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) complaint filed against the Narragansett Police Department by Dimitri Lyssikatos. As detailed in the finding, the Office of the Attorney General found that 14 internal[Read More…]

by April 16, 2021

Congressman Cicilline Remarks on Paycheck Fairness Act

  U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today during debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7), legislation that strengthens and closes loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, including providing effective remedies for workers who are not being paid equal pay for equal work. A[Read More…]

by April 16, 2021

Cicilline Announces New Financial Resources Available to Help Rhode Islanders Pay for Funeral Services

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that, as a result of the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed last month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing new resources for Rhode Islanders who have incurred a COVID-19-related funeral expense since January 20, 2020. Eligible Rhode Islanders may[Read More…]

by April 14, 2021

Congressman Cicilline Appears On MSNBC To Discuss Gun Rights/Gaetz Scandal/Infrastructure Plan

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke with Lindsey Reiser on MSNBC Saturday afternoon. Click the following image to watch Cicilline’s interview in full. Excerpts of Cicilline’s remarks are embedded below.   Support The Coalition Radio Network? Consider A Purchase From Any Of Our Vendors “The President articulated five executive[Read More…]

by April 11, 2021

RI Sen Sam Bell Calls For Corrections Chief To Resign: “Gina Raimondo Has Blood On Her Hands”

Breaking! Attending a demonstration held by the Decarcerate NOW Coalition, protesting living conditions and civil rights violations at Rhode Island prisons, influential State Senator Sam Bell called for, among other demands, the immediate resignation of Patricia A. Coyne-Fague, Esq. “There is blood on the hands of Patricia A. Coyne-Fague, there[Read More…]

by April 10, 2021

FLASH! SATURDAY 2PM MARCH/RALLY-ROGER WILLIAMS PARK FAMILY MEMBERS OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY AROUND ABUSE BY CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS IN RI PRISONS

  What: A speaker program of family members and formerly incarcerated people regarding recent and longstanding abuses by the Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, followed by a march through Roger Williams Park When: 2 PM on Saturday, April 10, 2021 Where: Roger Williams Park, starting from the Temple of Music Family[Read More…]

by April 9, 2021

Pawtucket Based Community United 4 Positive Change Issues List Of Demands

Communities United for Positive Change (CU4PC) is a group of Pawtucket residents and community leaders who came together in Spring 2020, after the George Floyd murder, in an effort to address city-wide concerns about accountability, transparency, racism and abuse of power within the Pawtucket Police Department. Joao Goncalves, Chairman of[Read More…]

by April 9, 2021

We. Got. Legislation! RELATING TO LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS – EMPLOYMENT SECURITY – BENEFITS – RHODE ISLAND BACK TO WORK INCENTIVE PROGRAM

We. Got. Legislation! A pioneering reengineering of Unemployment Laws that have knee capped the Rhode Island Business Community. Here is the actual realization of Rhode Island Restauranteur Dave Levesque of Brewed Awakenings! Find below links to conversations Rhody In Crisis! House Leader Blake Filippi On The Coalition! Dave Levesque/Brewed On[Read More…]

by April 9, 2021

Attorney General Candidate Calenda Reacts To DBR Chief Tanner Covid Madness

Rhode Island Attorney General Candidate Chas Calenda reacted strongly to Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation Director Liz Tanner’s Assertion that “Mask usage is not going away anytime soon” (followed by a string of dubious scientific claims)   As an attorney and candidate to be Rhode Island’s next Attorney General,[Read More…]

by April 7, 2021

RIACLU: BAIL HEARINGS FOR ICE DETAINEES TO RESUME TOMORROW

BAIL HEARINGS FOR ICE DETAINEES TO RESUME TOMORROW  WHAT: Bail hearings for ICE detainees held at the Wyatt Detention Center will resume tomorrow before District Judge Mary McElroy. There are currently 33 ICE detainees being held there, and 4 hearings are scheduled for tomorrow.  The hearings are the result of[Read More…]

by April 5, 2021