Joseph Polisena en Clay Pell gets Johnston Democratic Committee nod <p>RI Democratic gubernatorial aspirant Clay Pell has picked up the endorsement of the Johnston Democratic Committee, Pell’s campaign announced.</p><p>``Clay Pell is the right candidate at the right time to move Rhode Island’s economy forward,’’ said Richard Delfino, the town’s Democratic chairman. ``Members of the committee….were impressed by his experience at the White House and the fresh perspective he can bring to solving our challenges. As governor he will be a honest broker and tireless advocate for the state of Rhode Island.’’</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:20:03 +0000 Scott MacKay 29704 at No One Hurt in Explosion and Fire Near the Central Landfill in Johnston <p>The mayor of Johnston said the town was extremely lucky no one was hurt during an explosion and fire near a power plant at the Central Landfill Tuesday morning. The town has padlocked the plant for safety reasons.</p><p></p><p>The fire and explosion were reported at a generator that’s used to convert landfill gases into electricity. It’s operated by Broadrock Renewables – the same company that had a newer power station shut down last week due to concerns about odors. Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said it appears to have been a sizeable blast.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:16:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 18560 at No One Hurt in Explosion and Fire Near the Central Landfill in Johnston Polisena: voters need to press legislators for answers <p>Johnston Mayor <a href="">Joseph Polisena </a>tends to get somewhat less attention than some of his counterparts from other cities. But Polisena was candid and quotable during a visit to Rhode Island Public Radio’s <a href="">Political Roundtable </a>last week. Here are some of the highlights:</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:06:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 8809 at Johnston’s Polisena says he bulked up his campaign account to fend off the firefighters’ union <div class="entry clear"><p><a href=""><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7148" src=";h=225" title="Joseph Polisena on PRT 08-02-12" height="225" width="300"></a>&nbsp;It might not be <a href="">Raimondo-like</a>, but Johnston Mayor <a href="">Joseph Polisena </a Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:17:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 8812 at