State of the City http://ripr.org en Providence Mayor Taveras Says The City Is Better Off Than When He Took Over http://ripr.org/post/providence-mayor-taveras-says-city-better-when-he-took-over <p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras used his final State of the City address to say Rhode Island’s capital is in better condition than when he took office in 2011.&nbsp; Taveras is part of a three-way Democratic field for governor.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Taveras says a small surplus has replaced the 110 million dollar deficit he inherited upon taking office. He says his administration has bolstered startups, improved graduation rates, and cut the waiting term for permits from City Hall. Taveras called that a decided improvement after he inherited a city facing possible bankruptcy.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:28:08 +0000 Ian Donnis 29024 at http://ripr.org Providence Mayor Taveras Says The City Is Better Off Than When He Took Over Wednesday, January 30, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/wednesday-january-30-2013 <p>Things are better in Providence, but there is still work to be done. Ousted head of RIPTA, Charles Odimgbe gets $130,000 as part of a severance package.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; news@ripr.org</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:46:32 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9456 at http://ripr.org Providence is on the upswing http://ripr.org/post/providence-upswing <p>The fiscal condition of the city of Providence is on the mend.&nbsp; That was the word from Mayor Angel Taveras as he gave his second ‘State of the City’ address. A lot has changed in a year.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:30:51 +0000 Flo Jonic 9451 at http://ripr.org Providence is on the upswing