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City releases text of letter reinstating East Providence Budget Commission

By   /  April 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence Monday, April 22, released the text of the letter sent to it and the Budget Commission by State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly reinstating the Commission’s oversight of all personnel matters. The move by Director Gallogly, which came in written form Thursday, April 18, was seen […]

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Gallogly reinstates East Providence Budget Commission on personnel matters

By   /  April 18, 2013  /  Breaking News, Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  5 Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — In what is likely a not-so coincidental development, State Director of Revenue Rosemary Booth Gallogly Thursday, April 18, reinstated the Budget Commission’s authority over personnel matters in the City of East Providence. Mrs. Gallogly did so in response to a request from Budget Commission member and City Council President James Briden. “I […]

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Chafee, Gallogly praise work of East Providence Budget Commission at final meeting

By   /  April 1, 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 — Almost 15 months to the day of its installation, the East Providence Budget Commission wrapped up its oversight of the city Thursday, March 28, with one final formal meeting in its familiar setting of Room 306 at City Hall. When the Commission came to East Providence in late December of 2011, the […]

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East Providence Budget Commission signs off on TANs, approves custodial contract at final meeting

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

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EAST PROVIDENCE — After receiving several platitudes upon its impending departure, the East Providence Budget Commission did give its approval to several noteworthy issues at its final scheduled meeting held Thursday, March 28, at City Hall. The Commission is ending its 15-month run of oversight of city affairs. Thursday, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and State […]

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Commission returns powers to East Providence administrators, but continues oversight for now

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Metaphorically speaking, the Budget Commission has departed East Providence’s house, but has kept a copy of the key just in case it needs to get back inside some time in the future. After some 15 months in charge of the city’s financial and administrative affairs, the Budget Commission held its final meeting […]

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Budget Commission will transfer control back to East Providence Council, City Manager; no AFO will be named

By   /  March 28, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its final scheduled meeting Thursday afternoon, March 28, the Budget Commission will transfer all authority back to the East Providence City Council and City Manager, but contrary to earlier reports an Administrative and Financial Officer (AFO) will not be named by the state body as it ends its oversight of the […]

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All signs point to AFO being seated in East Providence by week’s end

By   /  March 26, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though the situation remains fluid, all signs point to the position of Administrative and Financial Officer (AFO) being filled Thursday, March 28, when the Budget Commission is scheduled to hold its final meeting in charge of East Providence’s affairs. The AFO is an extension of the state’s oversight of the city, which, […]

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Hope springs eternal for East Providence

By   /  March 24, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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Hope springs eternal is a refrain familiar to most ardent baseball fans at this point on the calendar. The anticipation of another season just off on the horizon with all its possibilities sitting right there in front of them. The chance to erase the misery and disappointment of the past a palpable and reasonable outcome […]

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Letter: You just can’t believe anyone anymore

By   /  March 17, 2013  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  No Comments

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To the editor, The good, hardworking citizens of the City of East Providence should be outraged, as am I, that the state appointed Budget Commission has submitted, approved (with little or no discussion) and paid a bill of nearly a quarter of a million dollars for their services. This after it was publicly stated and […]

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Budget Commission gives final approval to many East Providence employee contracts

By   /  March 5, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

The EPEA ratified a new contract Friday, Feb. 15. The deal must still receive final approval from the E.P. Budget Commission.

EAST PROVIDENCE — Though the “big” news to come from the bi-weekly meeting of the East Providence Budget Commission Thursday, Feb. 28, was the announcement of its impending dissolution, the state overseers did conduct other significant business during the forum held in Room 306 of City Hall. Of particular import, the Commission gave its second […]

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