Post Tagged with: "cranston"

Cranston Mayor Hopkins Condemns Councilman Ferri’s Constant Bickering & Partisanship

From The Office of Mayor Ken Hopkins: Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins today called out Democratic Councilman Robert Ferri for his constant negativism and partisan criticism as an elected official in the city. “I am so disappointed in Bob Ferri’s incessant carping and unwillingness to be a collegial and participating member[Read More…]

by October 13, 2023

Cranston Mayor Hopkins Expresses Disappointment in the Rush to Judgment on The Park Theater

    From The Office of Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins today expressed disappointment in several local officials who have expressed opposition to an idea that has not yet even been formulated on the potential acquisition of the historic Park Theatre. “Like the Budlong Pool discussion,[Read More…]

by September 16, 2023

Disgraced Cranston Councilman Reilly Formally Suspended From The Bar!

  An “Emergency Petition” for “Interim Suspension” has been filed, and approved by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  In the order (See Below) , a “Special Master” has been appointed, with the authority to seize Attorney Reilly’s legal records. Mr. Reilly, who has not responded to the Court, has until[Read More…]

by May 19, 2023

Chachachanges! Personnel Announcements At LaProv & Cranston City Hall!

Mayor Brett Smiley Announces Sheila Dormody as Chief of Policy and Resiliency Today, Mayor Brett Smiley announced Sheila Dormody as the Chief of Policy and Resiliency for the City of Providence. Dormody is joining the City of Providence with over 30 years of leadership in policy research, development, and advocacy and has[Read More…]

by April 14, 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

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