State to take over Central Falls School District from … the state, actually. A state-appointed Board of Trustees has governed the struggling school system for years so what does it mean that the Department of Education took over from the Board of Trustees? It probably means that Supt. Gallo and the Board of Trustees pushed so hard for contract concessions in recent years, up to and including laying off all the teachers over a half hour of instruction time, that the two sides could no longer work together. The Projo’s Jennifer Jordan writes, “Relations between the union and Gallo are severely frayed. Frank Flynn, president of the Rhode Island Federation of Teachers, which represents Central Falls, said his members support the state takeover.” And at the end of the day it’s usually always easier to replace management than labor.
Woonsocket’s own CVS has been fined $14 million for illegally disposing of hazardous waste and hypodermic needles at stores in the Golden State.
Seems as if there’s some bad blood between Bendan Doherty and John Loughlin.
It also seems as if there’s some bad blood between House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and some of the GOP rank and file in the House. Cantor, the only Jewish GOP member in the House, insinuated that there’s a bit of antisemitism in Congress.
Here’s how money lubricates the political process.
Happy 420, if you celebrate such holidays.
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