City Council http://ripr.org en Woonsocket Residents Vote For Change http://ripr.org/post/woonsocket-residents-vote-change <p>In Woonsocket, voters have chosen a new mayor.</p><p>They voted by a more than 2-1 margin to elect&nbsp; State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, ousting incumbent mayor Leo Fontaine.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Baldelli-Hunt will take the reins of a city that severely raised property taxes to avoid bankruptcy.&nbsp; Like many residents, voter Farid Latash said the city's financial problems are frustrating.</p><p>"Big problem with the taxes.&nbsp; Nobody working.&nbsp; Nobody got no money.&nbsp; They keep raising taxes, raising everything.&nbsp; That's about it," said Latash.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:59:35 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & John Bender 24378 at http://ripr.org Woonsocket Residents Vote For Change Election Day In Woonsocket And Central Falls http://ripr.org/post/election-day-woonsocket-and-central-falls <p>Woonsocket election officials are expecting about a third of eligible voters to cast ballots in Tuesday’s mayoral election. State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt faces current Mayor Leo Fontaine in the municipal election, which also features races for city council.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:28:18 +0000 Flo Jonic 24343 at http://ripr.org Election Day In Woonsocket And Central Falls Mike Ritz of Leadership RI on Central Falls' Changing Political Landscape http://ripr.org/post/mike-ritz-leadership-ri-central-falls-changing-political-landscape <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will run unopposed for re-election in November, and he leads a city that still bears scars from its closely watched municipal bankruptcy. </span></font></span></font></span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:47:22 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 21535 at http://ripr.org Mike Ritz of Leadership RI on Central Falls' Changing Political Landscape Mayor Taveras Expects to Balance City Budget for FY 2013 http://ripr.org/post/mayor-taveras-expects-balance-city-budget-fy-2013 <p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras says he expects the city’s budget for the last fiscal year to be balanced when the books close on it at month’s end.&nbsp; Providence is still working to eliminate a small structural deficit.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Taveras inherited a 110 million dollar deficit when he took office in January 2011. Since then, the city has steadily whittled down that number. Taveras says the fiscal picture is solid as City Hall prepares to close the books for the budget year that ended June 30<sup>th</sup>.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:30:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 20525 at http://ripr.org Mayor Taveras Expects to Balance City Budget for FY 2013 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