Mayor Taveras’ Providence-on-the-Brink Press Conference

Whether you’re into Twitter or not, the best immediate coverage of Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’ hastily-called press conference on Providence’s dire fiscal situation came from the members of the RI media who Tweeted it as it happened.
Erika Niedowski (Associated Press):

Taveras mentions possibility of bankruptcy, saying ‘everything is on the table
Ian Donnis (Rhode Island Public Radio):
City of #Providence is seeking expedited review of Superior Court decision barring city from moving public-safety retirees to Medicare.
Bill Rappleye (WJAR, NBC 10):
Want to suspend cost of living raises. We will reduce their benefits… Want law to collect money from tax exempts
Ted Nesi (WPRI, CBS 12):
Taveras: “We will reduce retiree benefits,” either thru concessions or in bankruptcy ie C Falls. Will hold mtg w retirees next month.
Also, take one guess who Tweeted this message, obviously with other things on his mind than the City of Providence, while the presser was occurring…
Just leaving National Prayer Breakfast. Beautiful singing by Jackie Evancho & inspiring words from our President. Good way to begin the day!

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9 years ago

“take one guess who Tweeted this message”
“… Good way to begin the day!”
Oo, oo, Mr. Cotter! The same person who spent the latter half of 2010 boasting from every forum that
Providence is in excellent financial condition

9 years ago

” guess who Tweeted this message”
You know, this Twitter thing is starting to grow on me …

Gertrude O'Pell
Gertrude O'Pell
9 years ago

As he was before and still is, disconnected from the truth! I wish we could all live in his fantasy world….not really, of course.

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