Joseph Polisena http://ripr.org en Clay Pell gets Johnston Democratic Committee nod http://ripr.org/post/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 http://ripr.org No One Hurt in Explosion and Fire Near the Central Landfill in Johnston http://ripr.org/post/no-one-hurt-explosion-and-fire-near-central-landfill-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 http://ripr.org No One Hurt in Explosion and Fire Near the Central Landfill in Johnston Polisena: voters need to press legislators for answers http://ripr.org/post/polisena-voters-need-press-legislators-answers <p>Johnston Mayor <a href="http://www.facebook.com/MayorPolisena">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="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/7071/0/1944742/Political.Roundtable/Political.RoundTableCan.the.Private.lead.the.Public">Political Roundtable </a>last week. Here are some of the highlights:</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:06:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 8809 at http://ripr.org Johnston’s Polisena says he bulked up his campaign account to fend off the firefighters’ union http://ripr.org/post/johnston-s-polisena-says-he-bulked-his-campaign-account-fend-firefighters-union <div class="entry clear"><p><a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/joseph-polisena-on-prt-08-02-12.jpg"><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7148" src="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/joseph-polisena-on-prt-08-02-12.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225" title="Joseph Polisena on PRT 08-02-12" height="225" width="300"></a>&nbsp;It might not be <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/raimondo-moves-toward-2014-with-big-2q-taveras-no-slouch/">Raimondo-like</a>, but Johnston Mayor <a href="http://www.townofjohnstonri.com/">Joseph Polisena </a Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:17:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 8812 at http://ripr.org