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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Statement from John DePetro

Statement from John DePetro 

To all of my listeners : 

Unfortunately , I  have a health situation I am dealing with, which will keep me off the air for now. I will update you when I can. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Exclusive: New Rhode Island State Police Colonel displays political sign on her lawn

   Is it appropriate for the Colonel of the Rhode Island state police to display a political sign on the lawn of her Coventry home? On Saturday night November 5, 2016, John DePetro  went out to the home of newly selected Colonel Ann Assumpico  and found a "Lisa Tomasso for representative "sign displayed on the front lawn,(time stamp ). Assumpico did not answer the door, however a next door neighbor and a member of the Raimondo staff confirmed it was indeed the Assumpico residence. Lisa Tomasso, Democrat for state representative,  is identified as a "close ally" of Speaker Nick Mattiello and is running against Republican Sherry Roberts.  DePetro returned to the Coventry home of Assumpico earlier today (November 6), and the Tomasso sign had been removed from the Assumpico property(time stamp ).  Again, there was no answer at the door of the home.  A spokesperson for Governor Raimondo said there is "no prohibition" against members of state police displaying political signs at home. Apparently, this is not the first recent incident regarding political signs, Raimondo and state police. Police sources claim Raimondo staff members filed a complaint against a state trooper who has a " Donald Trump" sign on the lawn of his Cumberland home, which they demanded be removed. A Raimondo spokesperson was " unaware" of any such complaint by the governors staff. Listen to John DePetro weekdays on WPRO radio.

This story is developing...

Mattiello team

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Can Trump win Rhode Island?

Can he win?

Have you ever seen more political signs for a Republican Presidential candidate in the ocean state? Trump signs are  everywhere in Rhode Island, where the voters are tired of the corruption and greed of Hillary and her allies. The mood among voters in the state is " angry," and voters are rejecting the Clinton message from Westerly to Woonsocket. Governor Gina Raimondo is very lucky she is not running this year or her political career would be doomed. "Queena" has a 70% disapproval rating and not one Democrat has asked her to campaign with them or used her photo on a flyer.  People want real change and are more than willing to gamble with a Trump administration over the corruption of Hillary. In Rhode Island, lack of transparency, greed, and " pay to play" politics are a theme that has haunted Smith Hill forever. Illegals, insider deals, corrupt government officials, and high taxes have traditional Democrat voters leaning towards Trump. Follow all the election coverage on the John DePetro show on WPRO.

Smith hill crime family

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Exclusive :The E-B-T Lottery! Overpayments at Rhode Island DHS

Exclusive: media must credit DePetro.com.

Statement obtained 

The Raimondo administration and their $364 million dollar computer system continues to create havoc around the state. Some people complain of late payment checks, while others are getting a "lottery" type surprise. Take the case of Kathleen Melberg, who confirmed her basic information to DePetro.com.( Melberg was not the source of the above statement provided to DePetro.com).  Kathleen is suppose to receive $252.00 in cash assistance twice a month($504 monthly total). Instead,(as the document above shows) Melberg received 3 electronic payments of $504.00 on October 4, 2016, for a total of $1,512.  "I was shocked when I saw my EBT receipt at the grocery store, and it said a balance of $1200 left" said Melberg. "I am honest, and reported it immediately." Melberg , a mother of two, sometimes has to spend a full day at the DHS office trying to rectify the mistakes. One DHS worker who did not want to be identified, said they are trying to catch mistakes but wonder how many overpayments are slipping thru the cracks." The computer system is a nightmare and the director is incompetent,"said one DHS worker. DHS Director Melba Depena Affigne has come under fire for massive problems since she was named by Governor Gina Raimondo. DHS workers tell stories of being assaulted and threatened with acts of violence since the new system came in. 

( Editors Note: The above statement was obtained by an inside computer source, and not obtained from Melberg. Melberg merely confirmed her payment amounts.) Listen weekdays to John DePetro on WPRO.

DHS Melba "De-clueless" Affigne

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The 7th least popular governor in the USA

How did it end so quickly? Rhode Island Governor Gina "Queena" Raimondo received the horrifying news that her approval ratings continue to plunge down and her disapproval ratings climb higher. https://morningconsult.com/governor-approval-rankings-september-2016/. 2016 is proving to be a year of complete disaster for the first Democrat Governor the state has seen since Bruce Sundlun. Bernie beat Hillary in the state primary, the debacle of the Rhode Works rollout," Cooler and Warmer", the 38 Studio hidden documents, and now the tolls. Even the staff shake-up seems to have done little to stop the political bleeding. The leader who was touted as one of the "TOP 38 Leaders in the World," is not even one of the top governors in the country. Voters had such high hopes for the Raimondo agenda, only to see more cronies get jobs and more staff get high paying jobs, with no results.  The roads and bridges remain the worst, the 195-land is vacant, no jobs, corruption, and empty buildings. The city of Providence is like  "3rd World land" consisting of panhandlers, parking meters and poor neighborhoods. Is this the change Gina spoke of? Hi Neighbor? Or High neighbor? Listen to the John DePetro show weekdays on WPRO.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Is it the end of days for Speaker Mattiello?

Is the  "death watch" on in Cranston where Speaker Nick Mattiello is clinging to his political life by a weak thread?  2016 is the year of the "angry voter" and the Speaker is at the top of the Rhode Island hit-list. Insiders concede there is little to nothing Mattiello can do to stop the wave of discontent that is crashing down all around him. He has watched his leadership team go down in flames and now he is cornered like a rat on a sinking ship. " I almost feel bad for him," said one Democrat rep. " He seems to know it is over and he is now just going through the motions." Some voters claim stories of "gleefully" slamming the door on anyone connected to the Mattiello campaign. Tough to brag about accomplishments when you pushed the tolls and have an FBI investigation taking place on your top people. The Speaker even failed to "properly interfere" with the GOP primary, by not getting enough friends to cross-over and vote.  He has money and a top political team ( Doyle and Britt), but will it be enough to save him? Follow all the campaign 2016 action on the John DePetro radio show. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Are the Homeless running Providence?

The creative capitol has become the " Panhandlers of Providence." Can anything be done to stem the tide? Empty buildings, potholes,panhandlers and parking tickets are not business friendly or tourist friendly. The panhandlers claim to be homeless, the homeless claim to be misunderstood. Listen to John DePetro weekdays on WPRO.