Joseph Paolino Jr. http://ripr.org en Joe Paolino vs. Edie Ajello? http://ripr.org/post/joe-paolino-vs-edie-ajello <p>State Rep. Edie Ajello, D-Providence, a veteran Democratic East Side lawmaker, says that former Democratic Mayor Joseph Paolino Jr., was behind recruiting a candidate to run against her in the September 9 Democratic primary.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:53:51 +0000 Scott MacKay 37307 at http://ripr.org Cianci mayoral Hamlet act ends Wednesday http://ripr.org/post/cianci-mayoral-hamlet-act-ends-wednesday <p>He puffed on the Monte Cristo in his right hand, sipped Cognac with his left and regaled a table of cronies and hangers-on with jokes and florid commentary.</p><p>It was vintage Buddy Cianci, perched at an outdoor table on a balmy evening at the Capital Grille late last Tuesday night, entertaining the crowd long after the thick sirloins and fancy wines had been devoured.</p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 18:42:44 +0000 Scott MacKay 35599 at http://ripr.org Newport Residents May Vote Once Again On Table Games At Newport Grand http://ripr.org/post/newport-residents-may-vote-once-again-table-games-newport-grand <p>The Newport City council has approved a resolution that could put table games back on the ballot. The council will ask the General Assembly to put the question to Newport voters.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:09:54 +0000 John Bender 34340 at http://ripr.org Newport Residents May Vote Once Again On Table Games At Newport Grand 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? Buddy Cianci Diagnosed With Cancer, Says Prognosis Good http://ripr.org/post/buddy-cianci-diagnosed-cancer-says-prognosis-good <p>Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., is being treated at Miriam Hospital for rectal cancer. Cianci, WPRO’s chief talk show host and a political analyst for ABC 6 said in a news release, ``I have been absent from the airwaves for the past week due to hospitalization for a recent diagnosis of cancer.’’</p><p>Cianci, 73,&nbsp; said that medical opinions indicate that ``the cancer is completely curable’’ and that the prognosis ``is for a full recovery.’’</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:31:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 28227 at http://ripr.org