Articles by: Pat Ford

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

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights): Israel’s Genocide & Occupation Irreversibly Threaten Palestinian Self-Determination

  The past six months mark the most devastating and violent period experienced by the Palestinian people since the Nakba of 1948. On both sides of the Green Line, Israel persists in violating the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, committing grave international crimes and human rights abuses, including but[Read More…]

by April 8, 2024

Gaza: Al-Shifa Hospital in Ruins After Six Months of War Reports World Health Organization (WHO) Mission (Video Included)

  Mission was conducted in close partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), United Nations Department for Safety and Security (UNDSS), & in collaboration with the acting Hospital Director.   From The World Health Organization: A WHO-led multi-agency[Read More…]

by April 7, 2024

Spring Into Play at Providence Children’s Museum during April Break! Extended Hours April 13 – April 21

Providence Children’s Museum Extends Hours for April School Vacation!   From: The Providence Children’s Museum Prepare to spring into a week filled to the brim with giggles, play, and memories that will last a lifetime at Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) during the April school vacation! PCM is rolling out the[Read More…]

by April 6, 2024