Time for Spring: Council Updates

All: Spring will spring this weekend, and with two full years of Covid behind us, the hope is that we can continue to open up and have in person gatherings – while being aware and taking appropriate safety measures. The state and city Covid response has led to a lifting of mask mandates and continued …

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Brief Update – Important Meetings

All: This week has been full – some summaries below of two recent important meetings. The city is also in the midst of gathering public input into the City Manager search process. Vice Mayor Mallon, as Chair of the Government Operations Committee, is leading the effort and has been working nonstop getting the word out. …

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Council Updates, City Manager Search and Climate Action Come Alive

All: February is here! Black History Month – when there are many events and activities to ensure that we broaden our understanding of history. As with Women’s History (next month), the reason for this calling out of Black History is because history has underreported, neglected, ignored, and dismissed the contributions of African American/Black/BIPOC people … …

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Updates: Enjoying the Term and Winter!

Mothers Out Front’s Award Happy Hopeful January!It’s officially mid-January.  A year since Biden took office, and a week of activities related to celebrating Martin Luther King Jr’s life and legacy. I participated in several (all virtual remote) events on racial justice and the unfinished work of the movement of which MLK was part – for …

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A New Year, New Term, New Hope

Signing the Oath of Office! All: Happy New year! We’re onto a new year, 2022, and a new Council term. Let’s hope for some progress and healing and forward momentum towards fulfilling goals – as a city, state, country and world. In a former time, my family celebrated Feast of the Epiphany on January 6, …

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Council Updates: Happy December!

Our Hanukkah menorah the third night and, WaterFire this past weekend in Providence All: Happy December, and hope you had a break over Thanksgiving.  And for those who celebrate, hope you had a Happy Hanukkah.  We all need some light – especially this year with Omicron dominating some of our worries.  Light is a key …

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