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Elorza after his win: Primary results show RI is ready for 'new leadership'
Sep 10, 2014 • The Providence JournalElorza's campaign biography promotes him as a son of Providence — the child of immigrants from Guatemala, raised on Cranston Street, in one of the city's tougher neighborhoods, and graduating from Classical High School. He attended the Community ... More
Elorza apparent winner in Providence's Democratic mayoral primary
Sep 10, 2014 • The Providence JournalElorza told his story, the son of Guatemalan immigrants who worked in the city's factories, and how he barely graduated from Classical High School. Rejected by every four-year college he applied to, he went to Community College of Rhode Island, then ... More
Elorza leads in Democratic primary for Providence mayor
Sep 9, 2014 • The Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. — With all of the city's polling places reporting, ex-housing court judge Jorge O. Elorza was leading City Council President Michael A. Solomon in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary, meaning the final result would have to wait until ... More
Cranston's Mayor Fung clinches hard-fought GOP governor's primary over ...
Sep 9, 2014 • The Providence JournalThe unofficial tally as of 10 p.m. Tuesday showed Fung with 55 percent of the votes and 45 percent for Block, who founded the Moderate Party of Rhode Island and ran for governor as its candidate in 2010, only to switch to Republican for this year's run. More
Superintendents say deferred maintenance in Rhode Island schools is driving ...
Aug 23, 2014 • The Providence JournalIn North Providence, Supt. Linda Smith was surprised to hear last week that the district's plans to build two new elementary schools, at about $20 million each, have been shelved. The Rhode Island Department of Education told Smith that only repairs ... More
Mary Ann Sorrentino: The silent, terrified girl behind this R.I. 'big mouth'
Sep 7, 2014 • The Providence JournalLike many, I learned the art of survival at the Convent of the Sacred Heart-Elmhurst Academy, on Smith Street, in Providence. The Grosvenor mansion housed ... In 1957, my mother finally agreed to let me go to Classical High School. Before my exit, I ... More
Fung wins GOP primary
Sep 10, 2014 • Cranston HeraldHe graduated from Classical High School, attended Rhode Island College and earned a law degree from Suffolk University. He began his career as a litigation associate in 1999, and later served as a ... “The voters in Rhode Island, and particularly the ... More
Editorial: Elorza for mayor
Aug 24, 2014 • The Providence JournalGiven its high unemployment, its flirtation with bankruptcy and its role as Rhode Island's dominant and capital city, Providence needs a bold, energetic and ethical mayor to guide it over the next four years. That is why we enthusiastically endorse ... More