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

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)


East Providence Councilman At-Large Capobiano seems to lean against Pond View appeal

EAST PROVIDENCE — Less than 24 hours after the lingering TLA-Pond View/Kenlin Properties saga took another turn, East Providence Councilman At-Large Tracy Capobianco seemed set on her opposition to the city appealing a recent Superior Court ruling in favor of the owners of the controversial recycling plant located on Dexter Road in Rumford. Mrs. Capobianco


East Providence affected by changes to Budget Commission legislation passed by Assembly

PROVIDENCE — East Providence must still hire an Administrative and Finance Officer for a five-year period of continued oversight, but it won’t cost as much. The Rhode Island General Assembly this week reconciled legislation to amend state oversight with the city specifically in mind. Following passage of its companion bill (S0984A) in the Senate the

City Council President James Briden will be involved in the process of selecting a new administrator to serve as a go-between for the state and city upon the departure of the Budget Commission.

Briden is likely choice to lead new East Providence City Council

EAST PROVIDENCE — Inauguration for the incoming class of elected officials in East Providence takes place Monday evening, Dec. 3, and all indications are Ward 1’s James Briden will be the choice to lead the next City Council. Several sources have pegged Mr. Briden, the former City Solicitor in East Providence and Central Falls, as

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