Buddy Cianci http://ripr.org en Speaker Fox resigns, is the RI House ready for a chaotic speaker transfer? http://ripr.org/post/speaker-fox-resigns-ri-house-ready-chaotic-speaker-transfer <p>This just in: Gordon Fox has resigned as RI House Speaker. Here's why in a post that predicted this and was posted several hours before the Fox announcement:</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:24:11 +0000 Scott MacKay 30876 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Is Fox Yet Another RI Rascal Pol? http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-fox-yet-another-ri-rascal-pol <p>Once again, Rhode Island is attracting national attention for all the wrong reasons. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay has some thoughts about the federal raid on Speaker Gordon Fox’s office.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The specter of corruption in high political office haunts Rhode Island. As it has seemingly forever. For a state still in the grip of the recession, there are few things worse than the scene at the Statehouse Friday.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:01:19 +0000 Scott MacKay 30844 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Is Fox Yet Another RI Rascal Pol? 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? Paolino Coy on Whether He's Interested In Helping to Buy the Providence Journal http://ripr.org/post/paolino-coy-whether-hes-interested-helping-buy-providence-journal <p></p><p>Former Providence mayor Joseph R. Paolino Jr., who was part of a group <a href="http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2011/02/paolino-group-plans-competing.html">that tried to buy WLNE-TV (Channel 6) in 2011</a>, is keeping his cards close to his vest on whether he's looking at being part of an effort to acquire the Providence Journal.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:53:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 28672 at http://ripr.org Paolino Coy on Whether He's Interested In Helping to Buy the Providence Journal 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 Lorne Adrain Jumps Into Providence Mayoral Race http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-jumps-providence-mayoral-race <p>After <a href="http://ripr.org/post/lorne-adrain-considering-possible-mayoral-run-providence">considering a possible Providence mayoral run</a> for months, <a href="http://www.adrain.com/about/">Lorne Adrain</a> has filed notice with the state Board of Elections that he plans to pursue a campaign.</p><p>The story was first reported by <a href="http://www.wpri.com/news/local/mcgowan/lorne-adrain-files-to-run-for-mayor-of-providence">Dan McGowan</a> of WPRI.com.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 20:08:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 24340 at http://ripr.org Elorza Moving Ahead With Providence Mayoral Run http://ripr.org/post/elorza-moving-ahead-providence-mayoral-run <p></p><p>Jorge Elorza, a professor at <a href="http://law.rwu.edu/jorge-o-elorza">Roger Williams University Law School</a>, is gearing up to run for mayor of Providence if Angel Taveras seeks another office.</p><p>"If Angel decides to run for governor, I will run for mayor," Elorza said Wednesday, in his first interview on the subject.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:56:47 +0000 Ian Donnis 20395 at http://ripr.org Elorza Moving Ahead With Providence Mayoral Run Stanton Hopeful For the Future of Investigative Reporting http://ripr.org/post/stanton-hopeful-future-investigative-reporting <p>For sportswriter-turned-investigative reporter Mike Stanton, finding a good lead -- on one occasion in the '90s, at least -- didn't require more than a visit with his friends in the Providence Journal's sports department.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:49:58 +0000 Ian Donnis 20069 at http://ripr.org Cianci Not Ruling Out a Run for Mayor in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/cianci-not-ruling-out-run-mayor-2014 <p>In contrast to a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/magazine/buddy-cianci-enjoys-life-without-the-squirrel.html">New York Times interview</a> suggesting he doesn't plan on pursuing a comeback, Providence political legend <a href="http://www.providencephoenix.com/archive/features/01/07/12/CIANCI.html">Vincent A. Cianci Jr. </a>says he hasn't ruled out a run for mayor next year.</p><p>"You never say never," Cianci said Friday afternoon, adding that he may not reveal his plans until the candidate filing deadline in June 2014. "That's when you'll know," he said.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:53:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 17277 at http://ripr.org In Boon for Caprio, History Shows Rhode Island Voters are Forgiving http://ripr.org/post/boon-caprio-history-shows-rhode-island-voters-are-forgiving <p>Former treasurer Frank Caprio continues his comeback tour with the obligatory denunciation of his "shove it" remark during the 2010 gubernatorial race, courtesy of a Wednesday column by ProJo political columnist <a href="http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTMvMDUvMDg.&amp;pageno=MQ..&amp;entity=QXIwMDEwNA..&amp;view=ZW50aXR5">Ed Fitzpatrick</a>. Wed, 08 May 2013 19:52:13 +0000 Ian Donnis 14438 at http://ripr.org