Federal Hill http://ripr.org en 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? Frank Caprio Announces Bid for Old Job as Rhode Island's Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/frank-caprio-announces-bid-old-job-rhode-islands-treasurer <p>It&rsquo;s official. Former state treasurer Frank Caprio is running for his old job. And he&rsquo;ll be running as a member of his old party.</p><p></p><p>After disaffiliating from the Democratic Party and toying with the idea of running as a Republican, Frank Caprio has decided to run for his old job as general treasurer as a Democrat.&nbsp; Announcing his candidacy at a Federal Hill pizzeria, he explained his reasoning.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:07:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 22884 at http://ripr.org Frank Caprio Announces Bid for Old Job as Rhode Island's Treasurer