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Mayor Elorza is supporting her to be chair of the city committee.
Education Commissioner Ken Wagner highlighted existing opportunities in schools instead of introducing new policy proposals.
Michael Cotugno had been serving as deputy chief of staff to the Providence City Council.
The Federal Hill council seat has only been held by three people over the last 40 years.
Elorza said he’s opening to making changes to the speed camera program.
Melissa Malone beat out two other finalists for the job.
The protest’s organizers said they’re confident there is plenty of opposition to the cameras.
The company is already thinking about open a second facility in Providence.
Drivers would get a warning on the first violation and a $50 fine on the second one.
Most districts worked with student leaders to implement plans in a safe and educational way.
The mayor was at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, with members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Councilwoman Sabina Matos is at odds with Council President David Salvatore of the proposed CDBG budget.
Council President Salvatore said he wants to analyze every aspect of the new speed cameras.
East Providence schools are beginning to use a new attendance program created by the state.
Speaker Mattiello says he wants to lower the fine and require more warning to drivers.
The city is now issuing an average of 387 speeding tickets per day.
Republicans are still questioning the fundraising agreement Raimondo has with the Providence Democrats.
Commissioner Wagner is urging districts to “incorporate these important discussions into your school community.”
One councilman is raising concern about officers being pulled off the streets.
The former interim head of Providence schools says he is currently running focus groups on the race.
Caprio said certain tickets were “inadequate” because they didn’t properly identify the speed limit in school zones.
The group is asking for more signage and an outreach campaign to explain the new cameras.
But Public Safety Commissioner Steve Pare says the cameras are “dead-on accurate.”
The proposal would provide clarity on the law following the conviction of a city elementary school principal for failing to contact DCYF.
The city has already charged speeders more than $1 million.