Articles by: Pat Ford

Rhode Island House Minority Leader Filippi Statement On Passage Of The IGT/Twin River 20 Year, No-Bid Gaming Contract

Rhode Island House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi offers the following statement regarding the passage of the amended legislation authorizing the Governor to negotiate the IGT/Twin River 20-year, no-bid deal: “Tonight, members of the House Minority Caucus offered numerous, substantive amendments to improve the meager jobs mandate and woeful financial[Read More…]

by May 12, 2021

Rhode Island State Police: Announcement of Special Victims Unit

The Rhode Island State Police announces the establishment of a Special Victims Unit within the Detective Bureau. The Special Victims Unit is responsible for investigating cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, child molestation, missing children, sex offender registration violations, commercial sexual exploitation of children, in addition to human[Read More…]

by May 11, 2021

Vicente’s: A New Supermarket To Serve The Residents of Pawtucket!

New Supermarket to Serve the Residents of Pawtucket  PAWTUCKET- The City of Pawtucket is happy to announce that a new supermarket will be coming soon to serve the residents of Pawtucket and will be opening its doors in the City’s Woodlawn neighborhood, this summer. For several years, the 15,000 sf, former Ocean State[Read More…]

by May 10, 2021

More Than A Cancelled Fundraiser: Did Dan McKee “Cancel” His Center Right Support

The ascension of Dan McKee to the Governorship of Rhode Island brought high hopes to Moderate Democrats & Centrist (Often Closeted) Republicans across Rhode Island. Frustrated with outgoing Governor Gina Raimondo’s clutch on the purse strings of Federal Covid Relief Funds, originally destined for business relief, yet quarantined to provide[Read More…]

by May 10, 2021

Mother’s Day without Mom – By Joanne Giannini

It’s that time of year again.  No, I don’t mean Springtime or daylight savings time. It’s Mother’s Day. For those of us who have lost their mom or never knew their mom, it can be a bittersweet day on Mother’s day without her.  We may all take comfort in the[Read More…]

by May 9, 2021

Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead Reacts To New York Governor Cuomo Restoring Felons Right To Vote

Brooklyn President Candidate Shares His Opinion.   On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to restore felons’ right to vote after their release, and Brooklyn Borough President Candidate, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead reacts with pure joy, as people on parole in the state of New York are now eligible to vote as[Read More…]

by May 9, 2021

Mayor Grebien Announces Opening of City Hall to Public Without Appointments

Mayor Grebien announced that City Hall will be opening to the public Monday through Thursday without the need to schedule an appointment for any department starting on May 17th.   “As our COVID-19 rates have steadily declined and more and more of our residents are getting vaccinated we feel comfortable with[Read More…]

by May 7, 2021

“The Governor has walked away from us in my opinion, so I’m walking away from him!”

Restauranteur Dave Levesque: Proprietor Brewed Awakenings has essentially dismissed Governor Dan McKee. In a damning email, he essentially dismisses the efforts of McKee & Temporary DLT Honcho Matt Weldon, to address the “Underemployment Crisis” as “Weak Kneed”. Apparently, Weldon had implied a compromise had been met with competing legislation designed[Read More…]

by May 7, 2021


  ELECTED OFFICIALS, LOCAL LEADERS USE SPEECHES, ART TO DEMAND STATE’S HIGHEST-INCOME EARNERS REINVEST PANDEMIC PROFITS BACK INTO OUR COMMUNITIES Community leaders, advocates, and lawmakers gathered outside the Veterans Memorial Auditorium—the temporary meeting place of the RI House of Representatives—on Thursday with a clear demand: it’s time to invest our[Read More…]

by May 6, 2021

Whip Kazarian’s bill that would ban gender discrimination in health insurance premiums passes the House

  House Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian’s (D-Dist. 63, East Providence) legislation (2021-H 5763) that would ban health insurers from utilizing the discriminatory practice known as gender rating, or routinely charging women and men different premiums for individual insurance, passed the House of Representatives tonight. “The discrimination that women have[Read More…]

by May 6, 2021