Mayor Smiley: Moody’s Upgrades City of Providence’s Bond Ratings

  Issuer & GO Ratings Move from Baaa1 to A3; Outlook Is Stable   Mayor Brett P. Smiley announced Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Providence’s issuer rating from Baa1 to A3 and reported a stable financial outlook. This is the second consecutive rating increase this fiscal year. In[Read More…]

by March 16, 2023

Amy Glidden of RI Transit Riders! When the Needs of Mass Transit Riders Collides with Politics

The Senate President demands RIPTA Head Honcho Scott Avedisian’s resignation .. The sudden resignation of longtime Mass Transit Advocate Congressman David Cicilline .. We spoke with Mass Transit Advocate Amy Glidden of RI Transit Riders, Rhode Island’s leading Transit Rider advocacy group! Find out more about RI Transit Riders @[Read More…]

by February 25, 2023

The Economic Progress Institute Releases Summary of Rhode Island Governor’s Proposed Budget (Report Included)

  Budget surpluses and Rescue Plan funds present rare opportunity for long-term investment   Issued By The Economic Progress Institute: The Economic Progress Institute today released an analysis of Rhode Island Governor Dan Mckee’s proposed FY2024 budget and revised FY2023 budget. The budget analysis summarizes policy proposals and spending recommendations[Read More…]

by February 24, 2023

Grebien Goes To Washington? Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien Responds To Congressional Speculation!

And the door, as they say, has been left wide open. A statement from oft embattled Mayor Don Grebien on the prospects of filling the Congressional Seat vacated by Congressman David Cicilline … Congressman Cicilline has been a tremendous leader and a strong ally to the City of Pawtucket and[Read More…]

by February 21, 2023

Federal Delegation Brings Home The Bacon! Rhode Island Fire Departments Net $4.5M to Enhance Public Safety

  The Rhode Island Federal Delegation, Sen Reed, Sen Whitehouse, Congressman Cicilline & newly minted Congressman Seth Magaziner can claim scoreboard for 3 Rhode Island communities, bringing home 4.5$ million dollars in grants for Cumberland, Cranston, & Narragansett!   From The Office of Senator Jack Reed:   Cumberland, Cranston, and[Read More…]

by February 17, 2023

Mayor Smiley Launches Community Satisfaction Survey-Announces Norelys Consuegra as Director of City Services

  Mayor Brett P. Smiley today announced the launch of a community satisfaction survey asking Providence residents, business owners, and community members to gauge their satisfaction with city services. The survey is part of Mayor Brett Smiley’s commitment to improving the local quality-of-life by getting back-to-basics and ensuring City Hall is meeting the[Read More…]

by February 15, 2023

Embattled Pawtucket Superintendent McWilliams Retires! The Email

  Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, after decades of service to the City of Pawtucket & the City of Pawtucket School District, has formally retired. Recently, in a move marked by controversy, under some would say pressure from Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, the former sitting school board had voted to not renew[Read More…]

by February 15, 2023

A Tax Deal For Morley Field Developers! Pawtucket City Council TSA


by February 9, 2023

Pawtucket School Superintendent Provides Update On Flooded Winters School!


by February 8, 2023

Providence Public Schools: Facilities Assessment To Guide Investments In 21st Century Learning Environments

  This was provided by the Providence Public School District. The Coalition will be using this report as for conversations within the community, moving forward. Are you a City of Providence “Stakeholder”? The Coalition is interested in your thoughts/reactions/experiences/suggestions! Leave comments here, or write us @  pford@coalitionradio.us From The Providence[Read More…]

by February 1, 2023