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Changing course, Briden opts not to run for re-election to East Providence City Council

Changing course, Briden opts not to run for re-election to East Providence City Council

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a surprising twist, Mayor and East Providence City Council President James Briden announced Monday morning, March 31, he had changed his mind and will not run for re-election in the fall. Mr. Briden, the Ward 1 representative on the Council, had previously said he in fact he would run for what


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

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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East Providence City Council votes to shutter East Bay Tavern

EAST PROVIDENCE — After nearly four hours of marathon debate and testimony spread over two meetings, the East Providence City Council Tuesday night, March 4, voted unanimously to revoke the troubled East Bay Tavern’s license to operate with immediate effect. The status of East Bay Tavern, located on Lyon Avenue, was previously discussed at a

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East Providence City Council authorizes Carousel train ride, sale of former Fuller Library

EAST PROVIDENCE — Having had three of its previous four meetings this calendar year canceled due to inclement weather, the East Providence City Council certainly made up for lost time during a special session held Wednesday night, February 26, in the City Hall Chamber, a three-and-a-half hour marathon meeting harkening back to forums of the

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East Providence City Council delays East Bay Tavern hearing with stipulations

EAST PROVIDENCE — The troubled East Bay Tavern located on Lyon Avenue will remain open, though with considerable stipulations after a planned show-cause hearing at a special City Council meeting held Wednesday night, Feb. 26, was delayed six days. Discussing the matter for over a half-hour, the Council voted unanimously, 5-0, to allow the bar

Helder Cunha defeated Bruce Rogers for the Ward 2 City Council seat in the most surprising of the results from East Providence Tuesday.

East Providence City Council quickly clears meeting agenda, passes stabilization plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — In what a brisk final scheduled gathering for the calendar year 2013, the East Providence City Council approved several appointments and licenses while also passing what it deems a key piece of economic legislation at its meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 17, in the City Hall Chamber. The Council gave its second and

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East Providence City Council suggests four possible interim City Manager candidates

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council, at a special meeting held Friday evening, Nov. 8, suggested four possible candidates to fill the position of City Manager in the wake of Peter Graczykowski’s firing three nights earlier. One name bandied about prior to the meeting, that of former East Providence City Manager Paul Lemont,


East Providence Councilman Cunha explains rationale behind resolution to remove manager

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a statement released to the media Thursday, Nov. 7, East Providence City Council representative from Ward 2 Helder Cunha explained his rationale for submitting a resolution to relieve City Manager Peter Graczykowski from his duties, something Mr. Cunha and colleagues did by a 4-1 vote at their meeting on Nov. 5.