Cianci comeback effort in Providence falls short

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The mayor-elect of Providence says his victory shows voters want a new direction in the city.

Democrat Jorge Elorza comfortably beat six-time ex-mayor and two-time felon Buddy Cianci in Tuesday's election.

Elorza said Wednesday he wants to bring in new faces to city government. He says he believes that at a fundamental level, the city's residents all want the same things and he is going to focus on what they can do together.

He says jobs and fiscal responsibility are among the areas he hopes to focus on.

Elorza says he will announce his plans for a transition team next week. In the next two months, he says he plans to meet with every department head so he can hit the ground running.

 

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

Connecticut considers restrictions on police chases

Connecticut officials are considering restricting when police statewide can chase motor vehicles in response to what appears to be an increase in dangerous pursuits


Vaccination opponents go viral in communities battling measles

In a suburban shopping center an hour north of New York City, hundreds of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in a sex-partitioned ballroom to hear leaders of the national anti-vaccine movement.


Woman who had hot wax dropped in her eye settles suit for $400,000

A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed business for $400,000


Lamont calls for focus on budget, special session on tolls

Gov. Ned Lamont called on lawmakers to focus on the state budget and wait for a special legislative session to address electronic tolls

TRENDING

PODCASTS