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THE PROVIDENCE City Council is considering two ordinances that would strengthen regulation of developers and contractors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence City Council considers tying TSAs to wage and labor requirements

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is considering legislation that will tighten requirements for developers to make sure large commercial projects are following state and...

Salvatore asks auditor to review Providence trash barrel fines

PROVIDENCE – A Providence City Councilman has asked the internal auditor to review a city practice of applying fines to residents who leave their...
THE PROVIDENCE City Council has ordered another review of its licensing procedures related to nightclubs/PBN FILE PHOTO CHRIS BERGENHEIM.

Providence City Council to hire law firm to review licensing process...

PROVIDENCE – The City Council is forming a new working group with police and business representatives to consider best approaches to addressing issues of...

Salvatore calls for meetings with nightclub owners to end violent incidents

PROVIDENCE – Fed up with recent violent incidents outside local nightclubs, City Councilman David Salvatore is calling for meetings with club owners, WJAR-TV NBC...
PUSHED OUT: It took two years after his indictment for embezzlement for Providence City Councilman and former President Luis A. Aponte to be removed from the council.
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It should not have taken two years to remove Aponte from...

What is most amazing is not that former Providence City Council President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a felony count of embezzlement...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Why did it take so long for former Providence City Councilman...

In May 2017, former Providence City Councilman Luis A. Aponte was indicted for misuse and embezzlement of campaign funds. Soon after he resigned as...
FORMER PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL President Luis A. Aponte pleaded no contest to a charge of embezzlement Monday. As part of his plea, Aponte was required to resign from his position on the Providence City Council. Aponte resigned as president in 2017. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Aponte pleads no contest to embezzlement, steps down from City Council

PROVIDENCE – Former City Council President Luis Aponte pleaded nolo contendere to a felony count of embezzlement in R.I. Superior Court, Attorney General Peter...
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NIRVA LAFORTUNE, 36

40 Under Forty 2019 winner: NIRVA LAFORTUNE | 36 CITY COUNCILOR, PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SCHOLARS PROGRAMS AND DIVERSITY INITIATIVES, BROWN UNIVERSITYWhat is the...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL has passed a $770 million fiscal 2020 budget, and it has been signed by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence has FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council passed a $770 million fiscal 2020 budget Tuesday evening and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza signed it into law the...
BUDGET IMPASSE: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the City Council are deadlocked over the fiscal 2020 budget in ways that can be difficult to understand. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

City budget process yields little beyond different sets of reality

The imbroglio of the moment involves the budget for Providence, or rather, the two budgets submitted separately by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the...
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