Greater City Providence

News & Notes – Local

Bill singles out Johnson & Wales for purchase of Rte. 195 land [The Providence Journal]

Taveras, Providence firefighters’ Local 799 reach agreement [WRNI]

R.I. budget plan: Boost for Providence, cuts for Central Falls [The Providence Journal]

“Based on an initial review, we’re optimistic that this budget is a win for the people of Providence,” said David Ortiz, spokesman for Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. “We thank the General Assembly for its strong effort to support the Capital City during this difficult time.”

R.I. bus service faces 10% cut to cover deficit [The Providence Journal]

Charles Odimgbe, the CEO of the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, said Monday that he will propose cutting the state’s bus service by 10 percent to cover a projected deficit in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Odimgbe was reacting to the House Finance Committee’s proposed budget for the year, which he said does nothing for RIPTA’s financial situation.

“I’m really very frustrated,” he told the authority board of directors. “I don’t know what else to do.”

“Seventy percent of our riders take the bus to work,” Odimgbe said. “That’s what’s so frustrating.”

Netroots Nation 2012 To Be In PVD [Providence Daily Dose]

That means around 3,000 politicos, journos, and geeks descending on downtown in the summer of a presidential election year – a prime chance to showcase our hip, diverse, tech-savvy town.

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