Articles by: Pat Ford

Endorsement! Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera Endorses Gabe Amo for Congress

  From The Gabe Amo For Congress Campaign:  Today, Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera endorsed Gabe Amo, the Democratic nominee for Congress in the special election for Rhode Island’s First Congressional District. Mayor Rivera has been Mayor of Central Falls since 2021 and is the first woman and first Latina[Read More…]

by September 23, 2023

Video & Text: Secretary of State Blinken Delivers Remarks at the Addressing the Urgent Security Situation in Haiti Meeting Plus! State Department Announces Additional VISA Restrictions on Haitian Gang Leaders

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State New York City, New York Palace Hotel Remarks: SECRETARY BLINKEN:  Brian, thank you very much.  And good morning, everyone, and good morning, colleagues.  Prime Minister, welcome.  It’s very good to have everyone around this table in this moment, and I think it is a critical[Read More…]

by September 22, 2023

Rhode Island Congressman Seth Magaziner Condemns Senator Tuberville for Undermining U.S. Servicemembers & National Security

  From The Office of Rhode Island Congressman Seth Magaziner: Representative Seth Magaziner (RI-02) spoke on the House Floor to condemn Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville for his unprecedented action to block senior military promotions, undermining our military service members and national security. “Since February, the Alabama Senator has blocked more than[Read More…]

by September 19, 2023

Liberty Justice Center Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Virginia Tech University “Bias Response” Policies

From The Liberty Justice Center:   On September 15th, the Liberty Justice Center, joined by the Cato Institute, filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear Speech First v. Sands, a case challenging Virginia Tech’s “bias response” policy for violating students’ First Amendment rights. On April 8,[Read More…]

by September 16, 2023

Cranston Mayor Hopkins Expresses Disappointment in the Rush to Judgment on The Park Theater

    From The Office of Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins today expressed disappointment in several local officials who have expressed opposition to an idea that has not yet even been formulated on the potential acquisition of the historic Park Theatre. “Like the Budlong Pool discussion,[Read More…]

by September 16, 2023

APDA Rhode Island: American Parkinson Disease Association 25th Annual Optimism Walk Announces Date Change Due To Hurricane Warnings **New Date: September 30**

    The 2023 Rhode Island Optimism Walk is part of a series of Optimism Walks taking place from coast to coast. It is a day of inspiration, community, and fundraising to help people with PD get the care and support they need. Participants will include people living with PD,[Read More…]

by September 15, 2023

Providence Schools: It’s Back To School on Friday!

  From The Providence Public School District: The Providence Public School District (PPSD) is announcing that schools will be open tomorrow, September 8, 2023. There will be no outdoor recess and only select afterschool activities will be held district wide. In order to ensure the safety of students, teachers and[Read More…]

by September 7, 2023

They’re Baaaaaaaack! Masks Return To The Rhode Island Schoolscape

    The Rhode Island Department of Health recently issued a memo to School Districts across Rhode Island “suggesting” a response to a recent increase in reported Covid cases. (See above). In at least one school in Rhode Island, the Sowams School, (an Elementary School in Barrington Rhode Island.) school[Read More…]

by September 7, 2023

The Mug Shot & Arrest Report of Pawtucket Police Shooter Daniel Dolan


by September 6, 2023

Mayor Smiley Announces New Agreement with Brown, Johnson & Wales, RISD and Providence College, More Than Doubling Financial Contributions from Higher Education Institutions

  From The City of Providence-Mayor Brett Smiley: Today Mayor Brett P. Smiley was joined by City Council President Rachel Miller, City Council Pro Tempore Pedro Espinal, Brown University President Christina H. Paxson, Rhode Island School of Design President Crystal Williams, Providence College President Fr. Kenneth R. Sicard, O.P., Johnson[Read More…]

by September 5, 2023