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Monday, February 3, 2014

Shooting and sex in the Providence clubs

Nightlife

Violence and shootings take over the city.

Boston gangs hang in Providence?

Guns and drugs rule the city.







Providence has become the Wild West with shootings and violence on the rise.  City violence.Why are Boston gang members hanging out in a Providence nightclubs? The clubs in the city continue to be 18+, and some clubs open until 3:am. Clubs in Boston are still legal 21, and close at 2:AM, while clubs in the suburbs close at 1:AM.  Police have their hands full as the city tries to control the nightlife without spinning out of control. Guns and drugs continue to be the major problem with gangs becoming more of an increasing problem. How will it impact the run for Governor by Angel Taveras? Remains to be seen but the police need more resources to control the violence.

Let's party



Is Mayor Fung done?

Seems like yesterday

Cranston Mayor under fire in " ticket blitz".

When does the campaign start?

Where is the " mystery woman"?

Can Fung make it around the " Block"?

Cranston Mayor Allan  Fung announced a run for Governor, then all hell broke loose. Since the problems with his Cranston  police force have been made public, Fung has gone underground and hardly seems like an active candidate for Governor. The Fung campaign has become statements by campaign manager Pat Sweeney, in an effort to remain alive. Ken Block seems to be making the most of the Fung/Police scandal by just being visible and available to the media . Although Sweeney is competent and able, Fung is still unknown and needs to be the one out in front of the media. If Mayor Fung is unable to control his police force, is it possible he is really ready to run the state? A major problem Fung has is the state police investigation itself. He has no control over how long it goes, or where it goes. There is no reason to think the investigation will end anytime soon, which makes it difficult to run for any office( let alone governor). Ken Block is an opportunist, who has made a series of smart calculated decisions. He has obviously learned a tremendous amount from his failed 2010 run, and has hit the ground running this time around. Block still has a long way to go to win the GOP primary against Fung, but he has positioned himself as a very savy opponent. Follow DePetro.com for the latest on campaign 2014.


Ken Block


Not funny now


Can husband of Kwan skate to victory in Rhode Island race?

Where are we?

Can Pell " bride" the gap with voters?

Video and announcement but yet to say anything of substance.

" I am married to Michelle Kwan".

Has never lived a full year in the state.

Clay Pell has made it official and jumped into the race to be the next Governor of Rhode Island  Kwan Pell. Can he win the primary ? Pell has money, name, celebrity wife, and now the backing of the unions. Pell will now be allowed to run a "positive" campaign( my family put you through college) while his union supporters will tear into Gina Raimondo. The Pell entry into the race is a potential death blow to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras. Angel  has had challenges in raising money and now the " Pell bridge" just  got steeper. The Pell plan will be for Clay Pell to be " above the fray" while his supporters attempt to run Raimondo into the ground. So far, Pell has been as vague as a candidate can be without presenting one single plan of action. Pell maybe the first one " up" on TV , with a series of " feel good" slick commercials. This move could force Team Gina to go " up " earlier then planned with Angel forced to sit on the outside looking in. Can Pell win the Primary? It depends. The state is still hemorrhaging from " Trust Chafee" , and voters are likely to be more cautious on voting in another legacy name. Can Michelle Kwan help? She does not hurt, and people love celebrity. Follow DePetro.com for the latest.

So far, no plan.