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  • June 08, 2011
    By David Scharfenberg

    At the height of the David-Cicilline-left-Providence-bankrupt story, it was hard to imagine him ever escaping its harsh glare. But veteran political observers noted that the year-and-a-half until the next election is the proverbial "eternity in politics" and that attention would inevitably shift elsewhere - especially as the Taveras Administration began the painful process of cutting.

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  • April 19, 2011
    By David Scharfenberg

    Angel Taveras, 100-plus days into his administration, has finally arrived. Geoff's - sandwich- and legend-maker - has named a sandwich after the Providence mayor. The Angel Taveras: hot ham with melted Swiss cheese, topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and yellow mustard.

    Yes, there is pork on the sandwich. But no one is accusing hizzoner of excessive spending these days.

  • January 03, 2011
    By David Scharfenberg

    Angel Taveras' inauguration ceremony is kicking off. The air is brisk. Spanish is heard as often as English. There is an air of the new. Advance copies of the mayor's speech are circulating, in English and in Spanish. Here's the open:

    Honorable elected officials, family and distinguished guests from near and far, good afternoon and welcome to Rhode Island’s great capital City – Providence.

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