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NEA Vows To Challenge Superior Court Ruling

Friday, April 30, 2010

The state’s largest teachers’ union is appealing a recent Superior Court ruling, which said it was okay for the East Providence School Committee to unilaterally slash the salaries and benefits of the city’s teachers. Larry Purtill, the president of the National Education Association of Rhode Island, said this week that the union is “obviously” appealing last month’s ruling by Judge Michael A. Silverstein, which was widely perceived as an enormous setback to the state’s embattled teachers’ unions.

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Education Commissioner Gist Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People

Friday, April 30, 2010

In the same week she was chastised by hundreds of anxious teachers for not understanding their problems, the state’s new education commissioner got a splash of positive publicity nationally. Time Magazine included Deborah A. Gist on its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, citing the reforms Gist has tried to implement in Rhode Island since she came here in July, 2009.

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BREAKING: Tom Sgouros Drops out of Treasurers Race

Thursday, April 29, 2010

One of the smartest and must humble public intellectuals that I have met - Tom Sgouros - announced today that he is suspending his campaign for General Treasurer and supporting Gina Raimondo.

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BREAKING NEWS: Jeremy Kapstein Running for Lt. Governor

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Announcing a challenge to current LG Elizabeth Roberts, Red Sox senior advisor Jeremy Kapstein has made it official and filed notice of organization with the state Board of Elections to run for lieutenant governor as a Democrat.

Kapstein's colorful background as a baseball player agent, Padres CEO, and ex-husband of Ray Kroc's stepdaughter Linda Smith, promises an interesting opening to the campaign season.   

 

 

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RI Log Cabin Republican Caucus Steps Back Into Local Politics

Thursday, April 29, 2010

After several years of radio silence, the Rhode Island Caucus of the Log Cabin Republicans threw a party at an East Side bar and restaurant, and got nearly every major GOP candidate to show up and be counted.

Last night at Twist on Angell, local Log Cabin Caucus chairman Raymond Beltran made his public debut as the fresh face of the historic organization founded in the 1970s to unite Republican gay and lesbians around political activism within a party traditionally painted, nationally, as anti-gay.  "We're gay, we're lesbians, and we're tax-paying citizens," Beltran said.  "We represent a future constituency of the party." 

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Senate Approves Bill to Require Accreditation of DCYF Employees

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Senate has approved legislation that will require the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families to undertake an accreditation process with the Council on Accreditation (COA). "The standards set by the COA are nationally recognized as best practices for protecting and providing services for abused and neglected children." said Sen. Beatrice A. Lanzi (D-Dist. 26, Cranston), sponsor of the bill.

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Food Find: Intoxicating Cupcakes (for Every Age)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

When you first walk in to Tip*C Cupcakes in North Providence, you might think you’re in for another cute, trendy, and delectable cupcake bakery experience: The room is naturally bright; small sweets and Asian candies keep company on the center table, and dozens of full-size cupcakes topped with icing and fresh berries sit behind a glass case. But wait--look beyond the cupcakes, and what do you see? Jack Daniels? Bailey’s Irish Crème? Bacardi? Toto, we’re not at Magnolia Bakery anymore.

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Business Leader: Don’t Use Job Training Funds to Plug Deficit

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Local business leaders rallied Thursday at the Statehouse to oppose a plan to suspend the Workforce Training Grant program in 2010. At stake is about $2.5 million used for training and other business support services, according to the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce. Karl Wadensten, President of VIBCO in Wyoming, RI, spoke with GoLocalProv about why the program is important—and how the business community plans to save it. VIBCO was a recipient of the grant in 2008.

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Master Manipulator

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Many football fans love to hate the Hoodie.  But give the devil his due.  The Master Manipulator was hard at work again in the 2010 NFL Draft. 

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Lynch Responds to Fox Endorsement of Cicilline

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Bill Lynch campaign for Congress released the following statement this afternoon in response to House Speaker Gordon Fox's endorsement of Providence Mayor David Cicilline in the race for the First Congressional District - first reported on GoLocalProv.com earlier today:

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