Politics

Woonsocket: Council President Ward Applies The Brakes? On Controversial Valerie Gonzalez Money Grab

  Woonsocket City Council President weighed in last night (Friday January 5) on the burgeoning Warming Center Controversy. With the Mendon Road Deal still fresh in the minds of well, everyone, Mr. Ward brought attention to the advise/consent provided, in Charter, by the Woonsocket City Council. Of interest? Potential issues[Read More…]

by January 6, 2024

Woonsocket: Woonsocket Councilor Gonzalez to Provide Municipal Homeless Support Initiative-Winter Emergency Hub?

  Preliminary reports indicate that Community Care Alliance, and the Vida Church have entered into an “arrangement” to provide a warming facility & shelter for weather events impacting the unhoused, in Woonsocket. The cost to provide these services will be underwritten by the Rhode Island Department of Housing, primarily via[Read More…]

by January 6, 2024

From The Docket: Pawtucket City Council To Vote On Dramatic Salary Increases For Mayor, City Council President, & City Council Memberships

  Flash! On the docket for the January 10, 2024 City Council Meeting? A proposed salary increase for Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, from $80,000 to $150,000. The City Council President would see his salary increase to $15,000 from $8,000, and “regular” City Council Members from $13,000 from $7,000. What. Say.[Read More…]

by January 5, 2024

RIDOT: ANNOUNCES LAST DAY OF SERVICE FOR TEMPORARY BRISTOL TO PROVIDENCE FERRY

Ridership data shows it is the appropriate time to wind down the temporary service From The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT): The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that Friday, January 19 will be the last day of service for the temporary Bristol to Providence ferry. Ridership[Read More…]

by January 5, 2024

RIPTA Alert! “Ride Free Central Falls” Pilot Program Will End on December 31, 2023

    The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is reminding passengers that the “Ride Free Central Falls” pilot program, which has been in effect since March 2022, will conclude on December 31, 2023. This initiative, aimed at testing geofencing technology to promote public transportation use, has been a valuable[Read More…]

by December 26, 2023

Cranston’s Mayor Hopkins Selects Robert Ryan as Cranston’s Next Fire Chief

    From The Office of Cranston, Rhode Island Mayor Kenneth Hopkins:   Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins has announced the selection of Deputy Chief Robert Ryan to serve as Cranston’s next Fire Chief. Ryan, a thirty-six-year Cranston firefighter, will succeed James Warren as the leader of the fire department. In[Read More…]

by December 26, 2023

Statement from Secretary Yellen on President Biden’s Executive Order Taking Additional Steps With Respect to Russia’s Harmful Activities

  From The U.S. Department of the Treasury: Today, to further strengthen the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s tools to disrupt and degrade Russia’s war machine, President Biden issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) amending E.O. 14024 and E.O. 14068. This E.O. further targets Russian sanctions evasion and solidifies the U.S. commitment to[Read More…]

by December 24, 2023

Governor Lamont Announces Income Tax Rates Go Down, Earned Income Tax Credits Go Up, Senior Pension Exemptions Expand at the Start of 2024

    Governor Ned Lamont today announced that three significant tax relief measures will take effect in Connecticut at the start of 2024, and among them are the largest income tax reduction ever enacted in state history, an increase in a tax credit targeting the lowest-income workers, and an expansion[Read More…]

by December 20, 2023

Pawtucket Administration Honcho Fails Upward: Appointed Executive Director of the Rhode Island Health & Educational Building Corporation. (RIHEBC) Translation: Helps Destroy Bonding In Pawtucket/Promoted To Statewide Agency To Do The Same

  Political Connections Grease The Way Out of  Pawtucket Financial Moonscape   Remember that “Sit In” last Friday?  “That moment when the head of a RI State Quasi won’t return your phone call. So you take a seat in the Office. And Wait.” Here, as they used to say, is[Read More…]

by December 19, 2023

Treasury Sanctions Human Smuggling & Drug Trafficking Organization Operating on Southwest Border

  Malas Mañas: White House Press Briefing by Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre & John Kirby (12/14/23) Administration-Wide Action Taken in Coordination with Government of Mexico                  Treasury Sanctions Human Smuggling and Drug Trafficking Organization Operating on Southwest Border   From The US Treasury Department:[Read More…]

by December 16, 2023