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Editorial: ‘Spring forward, fall back,’ an apt description of East Providence

Editorial: ‘Spring forward, fall back,’ an apt description of East Providence

“Spring forward, fall back” is a cute way to remember the seasons of the year when we’re supposed to change the time on our clocks, but it’s also a very apt description of what has taken place in East Providence over the last six months or so and what could be in store for the

State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly recently explained her rationale for returning the Budget Commission to East Providence.

Gallogly says city’s future is East Providence’s to win or lose

EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time in six months, the state-appointed Budget Commission convened what it expected was its last meeting seated in charge of East Providence last Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12, in its familiar Room 306 on the third floor of City Hall. The meeting was relatively brisk, one of the more important

Paul Luba (left) was confirmed as the state-appointed Municipal Finance Officer for the city by the East Providence Budget Commission Thursday, Sept. 12.

East Providence Budget Commission confirms Luba, Elmasian to administrative posts

EAST PROVIDENCE — During what was expected to be its final meeting of its second stint in city, the East Providence Budget Commission confirmed Paul Luba as the state-appointed Municipal Finance Advisor and Oscar Elmasian as the permanent fire chief among other business Thursday afternoon, Sept. 12. The Commission agreed unanimously to support the naming

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East Providence takes note as Governor signs Budget Commission changes into law

EAST PROVIDENCE — City Manager Peter Graczykowski and Department of Revenue employee Christy Healey each offered clarification to significant changes made to the Fiscal Stability Act, commonly referred to as the Budget Commission legislation, by the General Assembly at the end of the 2013 session and signed into law by Gov. Lincoln Chafee Monday, July


Commission approves posting for new East Providence Special Education director

EAST PROVIDENCE — Her new leadership team nearly complete, recently hired Superintendent of East Providence Schools Kim Mercer received approval from the Budget Commission Thursday, May 23, to hire a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel Services, a position that oversees the department’s Special Education division. By a consensus 5-0 vote, the Commission, at its most


East Providence’s Mayor Briden made right call on Commission’s return

To the editor, City Council Mayor Briden requested intervention of the Budget Commission regarding personnel matters after City Manager Graczykowski  put the City Police Chief on Administrative leave. I must question the timing of this decision by the City Manager, just a few weeks after the Budget commission left on March 28, on April 15

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Budget Commission passes on consolidation, seats East Providence city solicitors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The mini-saga involving the solicitor positions for the city and the school department was finally put to rest Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31, when the East Providence Budget Commission passed on the notion of consolidating legal representation and seated the appointees of the City Council and School Committee. Tim Chapman, as city solicitor,

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East Providence teachers union approves gap agreement

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Education Association, the union of city teachers, approved a “gap” agreement forged with the Budget Commission by a reported 3-1 margin during a vote of its members held earlier this week. “The EPEA ratified a Memorandum of Agreement with the Budget Commission on Dec. 10, 2012. The agreement covers

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