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East Providence Budget Commission meeting gets contentious over AFO issue

East Providence Budget Commission meeting gets contentious over AFO issue

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

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

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

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

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

Director Gallogly explains her reasoning for Budget Commission’s return 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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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