Politics
6:33 am
Tue January 4, 2011

Taveras supporters party into the night

Providence, RI – Last night more than a thousand people gathered at the Rhode Island Convention Center to celebrate the inauguration of Providence's new Mayor Angel Taveras.

Supporters danced, cheered, and drank at the free event, which featured bilingual speeches and music for the city's first Latino mayor.

Taveras' sister, Dinora Dominguez, switched effortlessly between English and Spanish as she introduced her brother.

Taveras spent only a few minutes on stage, to thank his supporters and offer this pledge- "I'm gonna do everything I can so that the pride you feel tonight in this celebration, you can feel that pride from here on out," he said. "And you can feel proud of the city of Providence of the Mayor of Providence as well.

The new mayor spent the rest of the night enjoying the music of a special guest, Fernandito Villalona, the Dominican singer who wrote a song in honor of the Taveras Campaign.

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