Vincent Cianci http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: The Providence Mayoral Race, It's Not All About Buddy http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-providence-mayoral-race-its-not-all-about-buddy <p>So Buddy Cianci is back in the campaign for Providence mayor. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay reminds us that he isn’t the only candidate.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Every newsroom used to have a crusty city editor who berated young reporters. Mine was a revered Providence Journal editor named Al Johnson who barked, ``put them in the ambulance before you take them to the hospital’’ when he wanted a story about a car accident.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:04:23 +0000 Scott MacKay 35899 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: The Providence Mayoral Race, It's Not All About Buddy Providence Official Indicted In 'Plunder Dome' Scandal Dies http://ripr.org/post/providence-official-indicted-plunder-dome-scandal-dies <p>A former Providence tax official who was convicted of extorting bribes in the Operation Plunder Dome case has died.&nbsp; David Ead testified against Buddy Cianci during the trial that landed Cianci in prison.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Ead was a former Providence police officer who ran a vending machine company. During the Plunder Dome trial in 2002, Ead testified that a $5000 payment and a call from Cianci got a family friend a job in the Providence planning department.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:30:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 32492 at http://ripr.org Providence Official Indicted In 'Plunder Dome' Scandal Dies Scott MacKay Commentary: Buddy Cianci, The NEXT Mayor Of Providence? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-buddy-cianci-next-mayor-providence <p>Love him or loathe him, Vincent A. `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., has long been Rhode Island ‘s political Rascal King. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay ponders the talk about another Cianci comeback.</p><p></p><p></p><p>F. Scott Fitzgerald said famously that there are no second acts in American life. The Jazz Age novelist never met Buddy Cianci.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:39:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 29491 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Buddy Cianci, The NEXT Mayor Of Providence? Jim Taricani to hang up the trenchcoat http://ripr.org/post/jim-taricani-hang-trenchcoat <p>After four decades as one of New England’s top investigative reporters, WJAR’s Jim Taricani is retiring.</p><p>Known for his investigative work and political and public affairs reporting, Taricani could cover any story and did. He is smart, aggressive and a tough questioner.&nbsp; He’s been in this market since Phil Noel was governor.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:52:39 +0000 Scott MacKay 29468 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-2014-providence-mayoral-campaign-grabs <p>The 2014 campaign for Providence mayor has become a most difficult campaign to handicap. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why.</p><p></p><p></p><p>With Mayor Angel Taveras running for governor, the parade is forming to take over City Hall in New England’s second largest city..</p><p>So far, five serious candidates are preparing campaigns: Four Democrats and Republican aspirant Dr. Daniel Harrop, a psychiatrist.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:37:54 +0000 Scott MacKay 25436 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: 2014 Providence Mayoral Campaign Up For Grabs Cianci Not Ruling Out a Run for Mayor in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/cianci-not-ruling-out-run-mayor-2014 <p>In contrast to a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/magazine/buddy-cianci-enjoys-life-without-the-squirrel.html">New York Times interview</a> suggesting he doesn't plan on pursuing a comeback, Providence political legend <a href="http://www.providencephoenix.com/archive/features/01/07/12/CIANCI.html">Vincent A. Cianci Jr. </a>says he hasn't ruled out a run for mayor next year.</p><p>"You never say never," Cianci said Friday afternoon, adding that he may not reveal his plans until the candidate filing deadline in June 2014. "That's when you'll know," he said.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:53:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 17277 at http://ripr.org