Articles by: Pat Ford

Accused Killer Segura Was On “Minimally Supervised” Probation Status At Time Of Fatal Car Crash

Acting upon a tip, The Coalition Radio Network reached out to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to confirm whether or not on January 1st, 2022, accused murderer Aramis Segura was on “unsupervised” probation status, less than three years into an 8-year probationary sentence from breaking and entering a home[Read More…]

by January 12, 2022

Providence Residents Urged to Exercise Caution Ahead of Frigid Conditions

  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as low temperatures and low and chills are forecasted for Monday evening through Wednesday. Prolonged exposure to extreme cold weather can cause hypothermia and frostbite. PEMA is urging residents to[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Magaziner Unveils Plan for Economic Development and Supporting Small Businesses

From The Seth Magaziner Governor Campaign: Today General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Seth Magaziner unveiled his plan for economic development in Rhode Island, which includes supporting small businesses, attracting new, innovative industries, improving the business climate, and strengthening workforce training. “With the right leadership and priorities, Rhode Island can once[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

RI Transit Riders: Where Does The Downtown Bus Hub Belong?

Riders Need To Be Heard The fate of the downtown Providence bus hub, which has long anchored Kennedy Plaza, has sparked considerable controversy. Rhode Islanders who ride the bus have been angry and distressed that the hub might be moved to a worse location. But now there’s a chance things[Read More…]

by January 5, 2022

CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster at 5 Months, Additional Primary Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Children

  Today, CDC is updating our recommendation for when many people can receive a booster shot, shortening the interval from 6 months to 5 months for people who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  This means that people can now receive an mRNA booster shot 5 months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series.  The booster interval recommendation for[Read More…]

by January 4, 2022

Statement By Attorney General Candidate Charles Calenda On The Arrest Of Aramis Segura

  Another senseless tragedy befell Rhode Island on the first day of 2022 with the death of a 17-year-old East Greenwich student at the hands of career criminal Aramis Segura. Olivia Passaretti’s young life was tragically cut short because of an individual, who, based on criminal history alone, should not[Read More…]

by January 3, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Rianna Reacts To Rhode Island DOH Willingness To Hire Covid Positive Medical Workers

From Paul Rianna, Jr. Candidate For Governor: The hypocrisy of the Rhode Island Department of Health, and Governor Dan McKee, is disgusting on ALL levels. We watched as they ripped healthy and certified professionals out of the workforce because of their sincerely held religious beliefs, or moral conscious not to[Read More…]

by January 1, 2022

City Of Pawtucket To Open All Safe Stations On January 3, 2022

  Starting January 3, 2022, the City of Pawtucket will have an operational safe station in its fire stations across the city in an effort to reduce incidents related to substance use disorders. With the completion of all the necessary training with Gateway Health and the Pawtucket Public Safety team,[Read More…]

by December 30, 2021

On Heels of Public Complaints, ACLU Demands Answers From RIPTA About Breach Of Personal Health Data

  The ACLU of RI has sent a letter today to the RI Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) demanding answers regarding an August 2021 data breach at the agency that compromised the Social Security numbers and private health care information of thousands of individuals who have no apparent connection to the agency. Specifically, the letter demands to know why the[Read More…]

by December 28, 2021

CDC Updates & Shortens Recommended Isolation & Quarantine Period For General Population

    Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days, if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others. The change is motivated by science[Read More…]

by December 27, 2021