2014 providence mayoral race http://ripr.org en TGIF: 17 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-17-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-3 <p>Happy Independence Day! Thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. Feel free to share your tips via idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Without further ado, and with a lot more political fireworks on the way, let's get going.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:05:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36059 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 10 Things to Know Mostly About Buddy Cianci http://ripr.org/post/tgif-10-things-know-mostly-about-buddy-cianci <p>Just another nice quiet week here in the Biggest Little, right? Thanks for stopping by and welcome back to my Friday column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome via idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:02:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 35896 at http://ripr.org 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 Cianci Runs: Heeee's Back http://ripr.org/post/cianci-runs-heeees-back <p>Heeeee’s back: Vincent A. `Buddy’ Cianci Jr., made official this afternoon what he has been talking about &nbsp;for months, &nbsp;that he will try for a Lazarus-like, unprecedented third comeback as Providence mayor, this time as an independent.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:19:41 +0000 Scott MacKay 35796 at http://ripr.org Providence Ward 11Democratic Committee endorses Solomon, nixes Sanchez http://ripr.org/post/providence-ward-11democratic-committee-endorses-solomon-nixes-sanchez <p>Providence’s Ward 11 Democratic Committee unanimously endorsed City Council President Michael Solomon for mayor and denied incumbent Council member Davian Sanchez an endorsement for reelection.</p><p>The committee gave the Ward 11 nod for city council to a political newcomer, Mary Kay Harris. The action came at a meeting last night where both Sanchez and Harris were interviewed by the committee, which represents Democrats in the ward on the city’s South Side, according to a statement&nbsp; released by Joe Vileno, chairman of the ward committee.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:20:10 +0000 Scott MacKay 35767 at http://ripr.org Buddy Cianci Running Again For Providence Mayor http://ripr.org/post/buddy-cianci-running-again-providence-mayor <p>After claiming not to have his mind made up before taking to the airwaves for his afternoon talk show, 73-year-old Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. revealed Wednesday he's staging an improbable comeback to become the next mayor of Providence.</p><p></p><p>Cianci is running as an independent -- the same approach he used during his 1990 return to power&nbsp; -- in a close three-way race, after having first won office in 1974 as a Republican.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:06:22 +0000 Ian Donnis, Catherine Welch & Scott MacKay 35755 at http://ripr.org Buddy Cianci Running Again For Providence Mayor 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 Bonus Q&A: Smiley on Providence's Economy, Taxes, Pensions, Development & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-smiley-providences-economy-taxes-pensions-development-more <p>Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley joins Bonus Q+A to discuss his campaign and a host of other issues, including taxes, the city's economy, development, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 34385 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Smiley on the Mayoral Race; Evaluating Teachers, Licht's Nomination & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-smiley-mayoral-race-evaluating-teachers-lichts-nomination-more <p></p><p>Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley and guest panelist Tim White join Political Roundtable this week to discuss the race to replace Angel Taveras at City Hall; the debate over evaluating teachers; Richard Licht's nomination as a Superior Court judge; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 34365 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Smiley on the Mayoral Race; Evaluating Teachers, Licht's Nomination & More TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-24 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. You can follow me through the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a> and your thoughts and feedback are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:01:52 +0000 Ian Donnis 33685 at http://ripr.org