By Steve Rackett on July 13, 2017
Congratulations to Nirva LaFortune for her big win in the Ward 3 primary election. She fought an excellent campaign and in the debates she was articulate and passionate. She was also forthcoming when interviewed and came across as a forward thinking candidate, wanting to seek lasting, long term solutions for her neighbors and for the […]
By Steve Rackett on June 30, 2017
The CSA is very dear to me. These issues impact me and my family directly. I have been racially profiled. I have to remind my son things like ‘don’t wear a hoody’. I have seen how growing up, my father was stopped constantly.
By Steve Rackett on June 29, 2017
But receivership or bankruptcy is a very drastic solution. The way it impacted every day people in Central Falls was shocking and a lot of people made money off of that. A lot of people managed to profit off the misfortune of others. We should be avoiding it at all costs.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Politics, Providence | Tagged Community Safety Act, CSA, Daniel Chaika, Mark Santow, Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School, Nathan Bishop Middle School, Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Council, ward 3, water | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 28, 2017
Less than two weeks after the un-debate, four of the five candidates who qualified for the ballot in the race to be the Ward 3 city councilor from Providence once again took the stage, this time to answer questions, not just listen to the concerns of residents.
Posted in Climate, Corporate Greed, Education, Elections, Featured, Housing, News, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video | Tagged Angel Tavares, buddy cianci, Daniel Chaika, David Cicilline, David Lallier, jorge elorza, Kevin Jackson, Mark Santow, MLK Elementary School, Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Observatory Neighborhood Association, Rebecca LaFortune, Summit Neighborhood Association, Ted Nesi, ward 3 | 1 Response
By Steve Rackett on June 28, 2017
For me, because I am on School Board and also because I have kids, schools are a big priority. Beyond that, affordable housing is a big issue. It is another one that is a city-wide issue that has a local impact as well.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Providence | Tagged Community Safety Act, CSA, Daniel Chaika, Mark Santow, Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School, Nathan Bishop Middle School, Nirva LaFortune, Providence City Council, ward 3, water | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on June 20, 2017
“We are excited to endorse the only woman of color in a crowded field vying for a seat at the table, and we know she will be a strong voice for Ward 3 on Providence’s city council,” said Amanda Clarke, past president of RI NOW.
Posted in Elections, Featured, Politics, Providence, Women | Tagged Amanda Clarke, Daniel Chaika, Mark Santow, National Organization for Women, Nirva LaFortune, now, RI NOWRI NOW PAC, ward 3 | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on March 13, 2017
Providence City Council President Luis Aponte plans on attending a special meeting tonight to schedule a recall election against Councilor Kevin Jackson, and he expects there will be a quorum. “There will be at least eight, probably more” he said, referring to the number of councilors who need to attend to hold the meeting. WPRI […]
By transportprovidence on May 13, 2016
Councilman Kevin Jackson is my city councilor. I’d like to see someone better. Here are the things I’d like to see taken on by whoever replaces him (as a challenger, or after he resigns): Someone to fight for lower taxes on renters Kevin Jackson gave some tepid support to changing the tax structure so that it […]
By Frymaster on November 9, 2014
When RI Future first broke the story of Marcus Mitchell’s write-in campaign, the mainstream media wouldn’t give it so much as a mention. But on the Wednesday after the election, it was big, big news. Ahead by a mere 22 votes in the “machine count,” Mitchell would ultimately lose to the incumbent Kevin Jackson on […]
By Frymaster on November 5, 2014
It is possible that Marcus Mitchell will win the race for Providence City Council Ward 3 with a write-in campaign. If he does, it will be an historic achievement. Has Providence ever seen such an occurrence? The preliminary count shows “write-in” with a 22-vote lead over incumbent Kevin Jackson, 1,829 to 1,807. Emergency ballots and […]
By Jim Almo on November 3, 2014
“Leadership percolates from the bottom up,” states Marcus Mitchell. That is precisely why he is running a write-in candidacy for Providence City Council in Ward 3, because so many people have asked him to run. His opponent, Kevin Jackson, has been in office for almost 20 years. Ward 3 encompasses the Mt. Hope, Summit, and […]
By Frymaster on November 3, 2014
Providence Ward 3 City Councilor Kevin Jackson distributed flyers under his own name, repeating the false claim originally voiced by the Providence Apartment Association on his behalf, namely that his write-in challenger Marcus Mitchell lamented Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the 2012 presidential race. Meanwhile, the Mitchell campaign has sent Jackson a letter that provides clear, compelling exculpatory […]
By Frymaster on November 1, 2014
In 2010, Frank Caprio inexplicably destroyed his campaign by telling Barack Obama to “take his endorsement and, really, shove it.” Ward 3 city councillor Kevin Jackson may be having a similar moment. Jackson-backers the Providence Apartment Association sent out an email today potentially libeling Marcus Mitchell, attributing to the write-in candidate a quote that Jackson […]
By Frymaster on October 11, 2014
The Providence city council seat for ward 3 appears to be suddenly in play. Economic development consultant and leadership author Marcus Mitchell is gathering support for a write-in campaign against previously unchallenged incumbent Kevin Jackson. And it looks like Mitchell can win. Mitchell was the founding president of the Providence Community Library and has been a longtime Mt. Hope activist. This activism […]