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Briden reflects on year that was in East Providence

Briden reflects on year that was in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — On the exact one-year anniversary of taking office, East Providence City Council President Jim Briden took time out of a recent meeting of the body to reflect upon the year that was in city. Mr. Briden, the city’s mayor and representative from Ward 1, did so at the Council’s December 3 meeting,


East Providence City Council votes to delay search for permanent city manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The status quo regarding Paul Lemont’s tenure as interim city manager will remain the same for the time being after the City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 17, voted to delay implementing a  search for a permanent replacement to deposed former office holder Peter Graczykowski. Mr. Graczykowski was relieved of


Council passes significant changes to East Providence’s Tax Stabilization ordinance

EAST PROVIDENCE – In a move believed to bolster its tax rolls and to lure new businesses to East Providence, the City Council unanimously supported a resolution overhauling the Tax Stabilization ordinance for tangible property during its meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 3, at City Hall. Introduced by Ward 3 Councilman Tommy Rose, the Council voted 5-0

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Editorial: In East Providence, politics is a full contact sport for sure

Someone famously and quite rightly once said, “Politics, like football, is a full contact sport.” It is, even to those perceived to be on the periphery of the profession, a person, for instance, like now former East Providence City Manager Peter Graczykowski. Mr. Graczykowski was unceremoniously removed from his position by the City Council on


East Providence City Council likely leans against immediately naming interim city manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council holds a special session Friday night, Nov. 8, at 5 o’clock in the City Hall Chamber where it will discuss filling the city manager position left vacant by the firing of Peter Graczykowski three days earlier, but it is unlikely to officially tap an interim administrator. Sources


East Providence City Council will vote to remove Graczykowski as City Manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — The late Friday afternoon, Nov. 1, release of the East Providence City Council docket for its upcoming meeting four days later, Nov. 5, includes a resolution to remove Peter Graczykowski from his position as City Manager. The resolution, requested by Ward 2 Councilman Helder Cunha, reads that per City Charter, Mr. Graczykowski,

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Editorial: East Providence City Council makes mostly correct choices in constructing budget

The East Providence City Council all but buttoned up the process of putting together the Fiscal Year Budget for 2013-14 over the last week, doing so with a mostly satisfactory result for the taxpayers and residents of our fine municipality. The Council deserves great credit for remaining very much true to the five-year plan the


East Providence City Council gives first approval to amended FY2013-14 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council gave unanimous initial approval to an amended version of the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget during a workshop held Wednesday night, Oct. 9, a proposal that increases the tax rate by three-quarters of a percent and holds the line on impending Homestead exemption and early pay incentive decreases.


Chairmen discuss need, importance of joint East Providence Council-Committee meeting

EAST PROVIDENCE — The oft-planned and much-talked about joint meeting between the East Providence City Council and School Committee is finally set to take place Tuesday evening, Sept. 24, in the City Hall Chamber at 6:30 p.m. The respective leaders of the boards, Council President James Briden and Committee Chairman Joel Monteiro, each discussed their

A map of the area on Taunton Avenue where a proposed change to parking times was defeated by the City Council Tuesday.

East Providence City Council votes down additional parking changes on Taunton Avenue

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 3, the East Providence City Council voted against making any additional changes to the allotted parking time on an area of Taunton Avenue near Six Corners. The Council passed a motion to deny the resolution by a 3-2 margin. Councilmen Helder Cunha, in whose district (2)