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East Providence Budget Commission meeting gets contentious over AFO issue

By   /  May 24, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  4 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — While there was a bit of give-and-take in regards to the reinstatement of Police Chief Joseph Tavares, the more contentious issue debated at the East Providence Budget Commission meeting Thursday, May 23, was that of the Administrative and Finance Officer requirement to the state oversight legislation. The AFO position, which comes with […]

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Budget Commission reinstates East Providence Police Chief Tavares as expected

By   /  May 23, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  4 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — As The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com were first to report the previous afternoon, the Budget Commission did the expected and voted to reinstate Joseph Tavares to his position as Chief of the East Providence Police Department. The Commission did so at its meeting Thursday, May 23, in Room 306 of City […]

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Commission expected to reinstate embattled East Providence police chief Tavares

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Embattled East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares was expected to be reinstated to his position in charge of the department, for the time being at least, when the Budget Commission gathered for its latest meeting Thursday afternoon, May 23, in City Hall. Chief Tavares was put on administrative leave by City Manager […]

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Solicitor Chapman’s opinion backs Councilman Briden to choose AFO in East Providence

By   /  May 10, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  3 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence City Council President and Mayor James Briden can be the sole person to choose a candidate to fill the Administrative and Finance Officer position required under legislation creating state oversight which led to the seating of the Budget Commission, so wrote City Solicitor Timothy Chapman in a legal opinion on […]

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In so many words, a message is sent

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

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Memo to East Providence residents: State leaders do not have faith in our elected officials. In so many words last week and with her decision last month, State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly said as much in an interview with The East Providence Post following the first meeting of the reseated Budget Commission. The […]

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Director Gallogly explains her reasoning for Budget Commission’s return to East Providence

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly recently explained her rationale for returning the Budget Commission to East Providence.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Of the many interested observers seated in the audience Thursday, May 2, for a meeting of the recently reinstated East Providence Budget Commission was Rhode Island Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly, whose department manages the state overseers and who personally made the decision to bring back the body to consult on […]

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Reseated East Providence Budget Commission approves four hiring measures, tables another

By   /  May 3, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Budget Commission Chairman Diane Brennan and member Peter Graczykowski discuss a matter during the overseers' May 2 meeting.

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Budget Commission, reseated as of April 18 specifically for personnel matters, approved four hiring measures on the city side and tabled another request from the School Department at its first meeting back in session Thursday, May 2, in Room 306 at City Hall. The Commission approved the application list […]

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Commission, audience members have testy exchange over status of East Providence Police Chief Tavares

By   /  May 2, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

East Providence Police Officers' Union President Kevin Feeney asks the Budget Commission about the status of Chief Joseph Tavares during the overseers' May 2 meeting at City Hall.

EAST PROVIDENCE — At the end of what was otherwise a benign meeting Thursday, May 2, marking its return to oversight of the city’s personnel matters, East Providence Budget Commission Chairman Diane Brennan entered into a somewhat testy exchange with concerned members of the audience in regards to the employment status of Police Chief Joseph […]

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East Providence Budget Commission reconvenes Thursday, May 2

By   /  May 2, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Budget Commission has set the date and time of its return meeting, its first in some five weeks since it had formally restored authority to city officials and since State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly reseated the overseers for personnel matters on April 18. The slightly revamped Budget […]

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Budget Commission is expected to reconvene in East Providence Thursday

By   /  April 30, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

Budget Commission staff members Rob Eaton and Christy Healey and Chairman Diane Brennan look on during the final meeting of the state overseers in East Providence, March 28. The Commission is expected to meet once again this week.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Some five weeks to the day since it ended its day-to-day oversight of the city and returned authority back to administrators and politicians, the Budget Commission is expected to reconvene in East Providence on Thursday, May 2. The meeting, which is expected to be posted on the city website some time Tuesday, […]

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