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Briden says he’s amenable to meeting about East Providence schools

Briden says he’s amenable to meeting about East Providence schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — At least one of the three City Councilors called to task for being uncooperative last week by their counterparts on the East Providence School Committee says he is, in fact, amenable to discussing the plight of the department’s tired facilities. Ward 1′s James Briden, the Council president and ceremonial mayor, contacted The

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East Providence gets additional CDBG funds, Council approves new rescue purchase

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence City Council heard and voted on several other bits of business at its meeting Tuesday night, June 18. City Community Development Director David Bachrach told the Council the city’s access to federal funding for projects has grown significantly since the original figures were calculated. After some recalculation, East Providence

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East Providence City Council provides update on Pond View/Dexter Road cleanup

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, June 18, Ward 1 representative James Briden and Solicitor Timothy Chapman provided the East Providence City Council with an update on the status of the cleanup procedures underway at the former TLA/Pond View recycling plant located at 1 Dexter Road in Rumford. Mr. Briden, the Council President

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Three East Providence establishments receive fines for serving alcohol to minors

EAST PROVIDENCE — Three East Providence establishments, as first-time offenders for serving alcohol to minors after being nabbed in a recent underage sting, received fines from the City Council during show-cause hearings held at its meeting Tuesday night, June 18. Gregg’s Restaurant, located at 1940 Pawtucket Ave., East Providence House of Pizza, located at 187 Willett

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East Providence City Council backs resolutions reinstating tax exempt status for non-profits

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a move that is sure to get the attention of the State Department of Revenue, the East Providence City Council voted to send resolutions asking the governor and the General Assembly to reinstate the tax exempt status of several non-profits groups. The Council did so at its Tuesday, June 4, meeting

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East Providence City Council approves Kettle Point waterfront development plan

EAST PROVIDENCE — By a 5-0 vote and after much discussion, the East Providence City Council at its Tuesday, June 4, meeting passed a resolution approving plans to redevelop the vacant Kettle Point property on the waterfront off of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The $80 million project, which would be built under the working title “Village

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East Providence’s Mayor Briden made right call on Commission’s return

To the editor, City Council Mayor Briden requested intervention of the Budget Commission regarding personnel matters after City Manager Graczykowski  put the City Police Chief on Administrative leave. I must question the timing of this decision by the City Manager, just a few weeks after the Budget commission left on March 28, on April 15

East Providence City Councilor Chrissy Rossi (right) has filed a complaint against Council President James Briden (left) as a result of his asking for the state to reconvene the Budget Commission and thus interfering with a personnel matter in the case of EPPD Chief Joseph Tavares.

East Providence City Councilors collide, Rossi files complaint against Briden over Commission request

EAST PROVIDENCE — The next shoe in what is becoming a burgeoning saga over the status of East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares dropped earlier this week when Ward 4 City Councilman Chrissy Rossi filed a formal complaint with the police department against Ward 1 Council President James Briden. The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com

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East Providence City Council removes Sousa from Personnel Hearing Board

EAST PROVIDENCE — By a 3-2 vote at its meeting Tuesday night, April 16, the East Providence City Council removed Manuel Sousa from his seat on the city’s Personnel Hearing Board. Mr. Sousa, a declared member of the East Providence Democratic City Committee, was deemed ineligible to serve in the non-partisan position. City Solicitor Timothy

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