Articles by: Pat Ford

Councilwoman/Mayoral Candidate Nirva LaFortune On Vote Sustaining Mayor Elorza’s Charter Amendment Veto & The Actions Of The City Council President

From The Office of Nirva LaFortune: “Today, at a special meeting of the City Council, I voted to sustain the Mayor’s veto of the proposed charter amendments, one of which was a proposal to put the question of a hybrid-model school board to the voters in November.   I am[Read More…]

by August 10, 2022

Pawtucket Senator/Economic Development Flack Ties $10 Million Dollar Stadium Shortfall To Taxes!

  Rhode Island State Senator Sandra Cano, who in a clear conflict of interest to any sentient human being, serves as Economic Development Chief for the City of Pawtucket finally addressed, in a manner, the 10$ Million Dollar contribution by the City to the troubled Tidewater Landing Soccer Stadium. In[Read More…]

by August 6, 2022

Governor McKee, State Officials Announce $2.9 Million in Placemaking Grants to Support Outdoor & Public Space Capital Improvement, Event Programming

Gov Dan McKee, and assembled dignitaries announced the recipients of nearly 3Million dollars of grants dedicated to tourism related public spaces, Friday morning, in picturesque DePasquale Square, in the heart of Providence Rhode Island’s Federal Hill District From the Office of Governor Dan McKee: Placemaking grants will bring needed support[Read More…]

by August 5, 2022

House Passes Cicilline’s Assault Weapons Ban In First Vote on Measure in Nearly 30 Years

  Today, in a bipartisan vote of 217-213, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has introduced the measure since the 114th Congress. This is the first vote the full House has taken on an assault weapons ban since 1994. H.R.[Read More…]

by July 30, 2022

Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) Calls For Immediate Release Of Guatemala Journalist José Rubén Zamora

  From The Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ): In response to news reports about the arrest of Guatemalan journalist and president of the elPeriódico newspaper José Rubén Zamora, CPJ released the following statement on Saturday: “Guatemalan authorities should immediately release and drop any criminal charges against journalist José Rubén Zamora, president of elPeriódico,” said CPJ Advocacy Director[Read More…]

by July 30, 2022

Soccer Stadium Not A Done Deal? About That 10 Million $ From The City of Pawtucket ….

The Coalition Radio Network is a somewhat “Frequent Flyer” at Pawtucket City Council Meetings. (We live quite the life here … ) So imagine our confusion, when all the hootin’ and hollering was done the other night, when we started to reflect on the 10 Million Dollars promised by Mayor[Read More…]

by July 27, 2022

Rhode Island Attorney General Neronha Takes Action To Protect Consumers From Rhode Island Contractor

  Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today announced the Office has taken action against Michael Bresette, a Rhode Island contractor, and his companies, BTTR LLC, HAM Inc., alleging that he engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices targeted at Rhode Island consumers. The Attorney General is also asking Rhode Islanders[Read More…]

by July 27, 2022

CDC: Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples

  Bacteria that Causes Rare Disease Melioidosis Discovered in U.S. Environmental Samples   The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified for the first time in domestic environmental samples the bacteria that causes a rare and serious disease called melioidosis. The bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. pseudomallei, was identified through sampling[Read More…]

by July 27, 2022

Hope & Change For Haiti 3rd Annual “Engage For Change” Gala Fundraiser!

by July 27, 2022

Minority Leader Chippendale Reacts To CommerceRI Vote On Tidewater Landing #38Stadium

  The fact that the governor had to sit in at the Commerce Corp meeting to break the tie is in and of itself concerning. The project is already reaching $50 million in cost overruns – which I can all but guarantee will continue to rise and require Legislative approval[Read More…]

by July 26, 2022