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East Providence City Council revises city manager search

By   /  April 10, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session held Wednesday night, April 9, in the City Hall Chamber, the East Providence City Council revised the search process in its quest to permanently fill the city manager position. Paul Lemont, who once held the same post for some 14 years, has been serving as Acting City Manager […]

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Tension emerges between East Providence Council, Manager over police department infighting

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  7 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — For the first time since he was hired as acting city manager four months ago, fissures emerged publicly in the relationship of Paul Lemont and the City Council when late in the body’s March 18 meeting the discussion focused on the continued infighting between the chief police and the rank-and-file. Two weeks […]

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Lemont issues first report as acting City Manager of East Providence

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  5 Comments

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

By   /  December 18, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Lemont eyes East Providence City Manager slot on a permanent basis

By   /  November 16, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — He was hired on a temporary basis, but once and now present East Providence City Manager Paul Lemont would eventually like to have the “interim” tag lifted from beside his name. Mr. Lemont, 73 and who served in the same position previously in city for 14 years, expanded with the gathered press […]

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

By   /  November 10, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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East Providence City Council removes Graczykowski as City Manager

By   /  November 5, 2013  /  Breaking News, Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected, the East Providence City Council voted to remove Peter Graczykowski as City Manager at its meeting Tuesday night, Nov. 5, in the City Hall Chamber, doing so by a 4-1 vote. Councilors James Briden, Tommy Rose, Helder Cunha and Tracy Capobianco voted in the affirmative on the resolution to drop […]

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

By   /  November 2, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  6 Comments

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

By   /  September 22, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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“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 […]

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East Providence Police Chief Tavares denies requesting State Police intervention in city

By   /  August 26, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — An audibly upset East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares during a phone interview Monday morning, Aug. 26, denied having requested Rhode Island State Police intervention into the city. In response to the direct question did he ask for the State Police presence in East Providence, the Chief said, “No. I did not.” […]

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