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Diane Miller Photography: Brian Faria is a candidate for City Council from Ward 4 in the 2014 election.

Faria formally sets candidacy for E.P. City Council Ward 4 seat

Faria formally sets candidacy for E.P. City Council Ward 4 seat

First and foremost, I would like to thank everyone who signed my nomination papers and all those who welcomed me into their homes and shared their views. I decided to run because I feel we’ve reached a critical crossroad in Riverside. While the rest of the the city has been moving forward, Ward 4 seems


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


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,


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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Mayor Briden formally announces re-election run for East Providence City Council

EAST PROVIDENCE — The first of his counterparts to do so formally, Mayor Jim Briden has announced his intention to seek re-election to the East Providence City Council from Ward 1 in the fall of 2014. Mr. Briden, the Council President and former City Solicitor, cruised into office as a first-time candidate in the 2012


Lemont issues first report as acting City Manager of East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Making his first full-fledged report since retaking the position six weeks ago on an interim basis, Acting East Providence City Manager Paul Lemont spared little of his disdain for some of the situations he inherited upon his appointment while addressing the City Council at its meeting Tuesday evening, Jan. 7. Mr. Lemont,

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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