Post Tagged with: "cranston"

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

Over 2.4 Million Vehicles “Detected” Cranston City Council To Hold Special Meeting: Unauthorized Police Camera Installation

Cranston City Council President Christopher Paplauskas  has called a Special Council Meeting for this evening, Monday, September 13, @ 8PM for the purpose of  a “Discussion with the Police Department Regarding License Plate – Camera Pilot Program” The Cranston Police Department, apparently without the benefit of discussion/consultation with Town Government,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2021

ACLU Calls On Cranston, Pawtucket, & Woonsocket to Halt ALPR Camera Program

  The ACLU of Rhode Island today called on the city councils in Cranston, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket to direct their respective police departments to halt the use of automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology leased from the company Flock Safety. In a letter sent to the city council and mayor[Read More…]

by September 7, 2021


  The ACLU of Rhode Island has called on Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins and the Cranston City Council to “take immediate action to halt what appears to be a long-standing and flagrant violation of the law by the Cranston Police Department” – a traffic stop quota policy, requiring police officers to[Read More…]

by July 20, 2021

Cranston City Council Member Aniece Germain Addresses Boxing Controversy

  At Thursday night’s committee meeting of the Safety Services Committee on May 27th, 2021, I voted yes to grant a license to CES company to organize a Boxing event at the Cranston Stadium on June 19th. I am compelled to clarify the reasoning behind my vote. I prefer not[Read More…]

by June 1, 2021


In an important victory for privacy rights, the U.S Supreme Court today unanimously rejected police arguments that engaging in a non-criminal “community caretaking” function allows  them to search a person’s home without a warrant. The American Civil Liberties Union of  Rhode Island had filed a “friend of the court” brief[Read More…]

by May 17, 2021

The Coalition On The Road – Wingin’ It Rhode Island: The Big Taste Test. Red. Bull. Wings!

We joined Mike Fleury, the Proprietor of Tomaselli’s Restaurant & Catering @ 693 Oaklawn Avenue in Cranston, to discuss their new concept: Wingin’ It Rhode Island! 11 Sauces .. Wings, Drummies, Tenders! And for the Vegan, Breaded Cauliflower Bites! 11 Sauces .. Buffalo .. BBQ .. Honey Mustard .. Pineapple[Read More…]

by April 28, 2021

Court Consent Judgement Strikes From The Books Cranston Anti-Panhandling Ordinance / Cranston Mayor Statement!

  In a major victory for the First Amendment and the rights of the poor that ends a four-year battle between the ACLU of RI and the City of Cranston, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William Smith today signed an order declaring the City’s anti-panhandling ordinance unconstitutional and barring the City[Read More…]

by April 20, 2021