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Ward 3 candidates for East Providence Council respond to queries

Ward 3 candidates for East Providence Council respond to queries

EAST PROVIDENCE — The primary election for East Providence City Council Ward 4 has four candidates on the ballot, including incumbent Tommy Rose. Mr. Rose is seeking his third term. Candace Seel, a well-known voice in the community who also opposed Mr. Rose in the 2012 election, returns for another run. The newcomers in the

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Council candidates in East Providence Ward 1 answer questions

EAST PROVIDENCE — Three candidates — Robert Britto, Robert Silva and David Sullivan — filed papers and returned signatures to run for the open Ward 1 seat on the East Providence City Council, left vacated when incumbent Council President and Mayor Jim Briden opted not to seek re-election. Mr. Britto, a Ward 1 resident for

City council incumbent Thomas Rose answers a question on school funding with Ward 4 opponent Candice Cain Seel (left) looking on. 
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East Providence Council candidates engage in cordial forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and East Bay Newspapers, the parent company of The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com, co-sponsored what turned out to be a rather cordial, almost subdued pre-primary election forum Wednesday evening, Sept. 3, at the Weaver Library with candidates seeking to further their bids for

Acting City Manager Paul Lemont presented the East Providence City Council with his FY2014-15 draft budget Tuesday night.

Council keeps Lemont as East Providence manager through November election

EAST PROVIDENCE — While he won’t lose the word “acting” from his title, City Manager Paul Lemont will get at least the next few months in his role as chief executive officer of East Providence. The City Council, at its August 19 meeting, affirmed Mr. Lemont’s position going forward until the upcoming November election at

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Annual audit reveals budget surplus for East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — City Manager Paul Lemont announced East Providence remains on a path of financial improvement, doing so prior to a presentation of the annual audit during the City Council meeting Tuesday night, June 17. “Things are looking a lot better and we’re headed into a new day with the city,” Mr. Lemont said

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Opposition noted to strong mayor ballot initiative

EAST PROVIDENCE — Taken ill prior to the City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 15, Mayor Jim Briden followed up the forum with a couple of pronouncements on issues discussed that evening. First, Mr. Briden, the Ward 1 representative and Council president, has called for a special Council session planned for Monday, April 28,

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East Bay Tavern wins conditional stay of closure ruling by East Providence Council

EAST PROVIDENCE — Embattled East Bay Tavern is set to reopen the doors of its Lyon Avenue location after the State Department of Business Regulation granted a conditional stay to a decision made by the East Providence City Council revoking the bar’s license to serve alcohol, the Council learned at its meeting on Tuesday night,

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Cunha announces East Providence City Council re-election run

EAST PROVIDENCE — Ward 2 Councilman Helder Cunha has signaled his intention to seek re-election in November 2014, doing so in a press release Wednesday, March 5. “I am proud to announce my candidacy for re-election to the East Providence City Council. I want to thank all of those for placing their trust in me

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Council hears suggestion to drop East Providence’s tangible tax rate

EAST PROVIDENCE — The interests of local businesses and the overall economic development in East Providence converged a bit Wednesday night, Feb. 26, during a special City Council session. Phil Tirrell, the well-known area realtor speaking on behalf of the East Providence Chamber of Commerce, asked the Council to delve into the possibility of decreasing

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