Thursday, July 12, 2012
A fire was reported at City View Manor.
Editor's note: It was originally confirmed that the fire is located within Goldsmith Manor. It is at City View Manor. Rescue crews are working to extinguish a fire at City View Manor, an apartment complex for the elderly managed by the East Providence Housing Authority. The fire chief and other were at the scene located at 99 Goldsmith Ave. as of 9:45 a.m., according to accounts from East Providence Fire Department personnel and scanner reports. An alarm went off on the 10th floor of the 11-story building, said Captain Oscar Elmasian. The housing authority manages public housing and the Section 8 rental assistance program for East Providence. The majority of people the authority serves are elderly or disabled. The authority oversees four …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cicilline strongly opposed Republican efforts to eliminate the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and other foreclosure mitigation initiatives, according to a press release from his office.
Two days before hosting a Housing Resource Fair, Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) toured the East Providence Public Housing Authority this morning and discussed housing issues with residents and management, according to a press release from his office. “I was grateful for the chance to visit and talk about the issues facing our country with the folks here today,” said Cicilline. “Rhode Islanders in every city and town have felt the impact of the recent housing crisis, and I am working hard to make sure they have access to the tools and resources they need.” As an active member of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Housing Stabilization, Cicilline has worked during his first term in Congress to make affordable, healthy and safe …
Monday, February 13, 2012
According to Michael O'Keefe, the re-appointment of the board's newest member, John Faria, was made in the city clerk's office two days after the budget commission was appointed last December.
Budget commission chairman is questioning an East Providence Housing Authority board appointment made by Mayor Bruce Rogers. According to Michael O'Keefe, the re-appointment of the board's newest member, John Faria, was made in the city clerk's office two days after the budget commission was appointed last December. O'Keefe said state statute reads board appointments should be approved by the commission during last Thursday's meeting. O'Keefe looked into the matter after he received an in-person complaint from an East Providence resident. Mayor Bruce Rogers saw the situation differently. He said the appointment was well within legal boundaries as state law reads that mayors can appoint members to housing authority boards. Mayor Rogers said…
Friday, January 6, 2012
This letter was submitted by Joanna Britto.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Editor's note: This is a version of the letter read to members of the East Providence Housing Authority and its Board of Commissioners at the meeting held Thursday, Jan. 5. I was angry to hear that our mayor chose to appoint an individual to the Board of Commissioners privately instead of at the council meeting. The mayor had the opportunity to make his appointment at the Dec. 20 council meeting instead of on Dec. 22 in the city clerk's office. This is the first time a mayor has made this decision in the past three years, according to the city clerk. I requested additional research, however her office was unable to provide me with the information for the past 20 years until next week. As I stated to Mr. Rogers, I felt he was disrespectful …