Articles by: Pat Ford

Providence Public Schools Hosts Annual School Choice Fair November 17 (Spanish Translation Inside)

  Opportunity for families of current Pre-K, 5th Grade, and 8th grade students   From The Providence Public School District (PPSD): This week, the Providence Public School District (PPSD) will host its annual School Choice Fair for rising kindergartners, rising sixth graders, and rising ninth graders, to provide all families[Read More…]

by November 15, 2022

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Ready To Work With New Congress On Refugee Admissions & Asylum

From The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society: As results continue to come in from this week’s midterm elections, HIAS stands ready to work with the next Congress to rebuild the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and strengthen the legal right to asylum in the United States. “We’re looking forward to engaging[Read More…]

by November 12, 2022

by November 10, 2022

Dana Traversie Challenges Mr. Speakah!

    From The Dana Traversie-State Representative Campaign: Today, Dana James Traversie reminds Mr. Speaker that the people are still watching and won’t be fooled. The general assembly is now in possession of Governor McKee’s formal request for pay increases for select cabinet directors. Mr. Speaker now has 30 days to[Read More…]

by November 1, 2022

Sign Gate! The Halloween Edition! The Sign Is Re Lit Flouting Municipal Ordinances!

  Glocester Municipal Sign Ordinance Ordinance 350-27 A. & C. Cited By Glocester Municipal Zoning Official/Building Inspector Ken Johnson Sign Gate! The Glocester RI Edition! Originally set up as a political sign, the sign ignores multiple town ordinances, at a particularly unsafe stretch of roadway. Irony? Town Council Members installed[Read More…]

by November 1, 2022

“SignGate” – Controversy Erupts in Glocester, Rhode Island!

  Controversy abounds in Glocester, RI over questions about the legality of an electronic campaign sign placed on Rt. 44, which has seen multiple serious car accidents over the last few weeks, including one tragic fatality. The concern was first raised by Laurie Gaddis Barrett on the town Facebook group,[Read More…]

by October 30, 2022

Field O’ Spin: Pawtucket Mayor Issues Statement On City & Council Approve Compromise that Saves Morley Field & Allows 450 Job Distribution Center to Move Forward

Editorial Note: When the principal City Council opponent, Councilman Clovis Gregor, announces publicly that he was not party to, or consulted in any “compromise”, one should question the veracity of the Mayor’s Statement.   From The Office Of Mayor Don Grebien: On October 19, 2022, the Pawtucket City Council approved a[Read More…]

by October 21, 2022

Senate Minority Caucus Sends Letter To Rhode Island Department Of Education (RIDE) Calling For Immediate Oversight Hearing

Senator Jessica De La Cruz, amplifying the new, assertive tone of the Senate Republican Caucus that has emerged since her election as Senator Minority Leader earlier this year, is again, in conjunction with the Senate Republican Caucus, demanding accountability, in this case, regarding the “Missing” RICAS Scores from The Rhode[Read More…]

by October 18, 2022

Ashley Kalus Camp Declares Victory After Contentious Rhode Island College Debate

Just hours removed from yet another contentious debate, the Ashley Campaign, for the second time, spiked the football on a clearly frustrated, confused Governor Dan McKee …. “McKee failed to offer a vision on how to get our kids to school in Providence. McKee failed to outline on what basis[Read More…]

by October 14, 2022

Morley Field – Still For Sale? The Grebien Administration Continues To Move Forward Unabated.

The relentless grind of the Grebien Administration continues unabated, along with their unfettered determination to sell Ward 5’s Morley Field … The neighborhood’s only green space … the neighborhood’s only park currently suitable for youth athletic play … out from under the residents of Pawtucket. This week? Young Dylan Zelazo,[Read More…]

by October 14, 2022