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September 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
With Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci looking at the possibility of prison, the Democrats vying to succeed him are distancing themselves from him while embracing some of the causes that made him so popular. The four candidates face off in a primary Tuesday, four days after Cianci is to be sentenced. He could get up to 20 years for his role in a scheme in which city jobs, contracts and tax breaks could be had for bribes.
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NEWS
November 22, 2013
Here's a good fare from LAX to Providence, R.I., which can also be an alternate airport for Boston, about 60 miles northeast: $256 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on United. Providence, Rhode Island's capital, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who named it for “God's merciful providence.” To get this fare to Providence, you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance; there is no minimum stay, and you may travel any day of the week through April 30. Availability may be limited.
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NATIONAL
June 25, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vincent A. Cianci Jr., this city's brash and long-serving mayor, was convicted Monday of conspiring to turn City Hall into a virtual shopping center where power and influence were up for sale. After seven weeks of testimony and nine days of deliberation, a federal jury found the 61-year-old mayor guilty of a single count of racketeering conspiracy, while acquitting him on the 11 remaining charges.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2011
The school board of Rhode Island's financially troubled capital city has voted to send termination letters to all of its nearly 2,000 teachers after city officials said the move would give them "maximum flexibility" to make budget cuts. State law requires school departments to notify teachers by March 1 if they'll be laid off the following school year. Providence teachers received notices of potential layoffs before the board met Thursday night and voted 4-3 on sending termination letters.
NATIONAL
November 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal court rejected a bid by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., a former mayor of Providence, to stay out of prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. Cianci, 61, was found guilty in June and sentenced to more than five years for his part in a City Hall bribery scheme. He is to report to prison on Dec. 6.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Providence Archdiocese said it has reached a $13.5-million settlement with 36 people who say they were molested as youngsters by members of the clergy. "This is a day long sought that brings to an end the difficult and often contentious process of litigation ....," Bishop Robert E. Mulvee said in a statement. The settlement covers all but two of 38 men and women who sued in the early 1990s, accusing 11 priests and a nun of abuse. Negotiations are continuing in the last two cases.
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday by former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. to review his corruption conviction, probably exhausting the appeals process for the city's longtime leader. Cianci, 64, is serving a five-year, four-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. His conviction followed an FBI probe into corruption at City Hall, where prosecutors had cast him as the head of an administration plagued by corruption.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. bid adieu to his working life Friday as he readied himself for prison. His last day as a talk-show host at WPRO-AM ended with a relatively upbeat mood. "Well, this is it," said Cianci, 61, as his shift ended. Next Friday, he reports to federal prison in Fort Dix, N.J., for a sentence of five years and four months. Cianci was convicted in June on a racketeering conspiracy charge for heading a wide-ranging bribery scheme out of City Hall.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. -- better known these days as inmate No. 05000-070 at a federal prison in New Jersey -- took pride in calling his hometown "America's Renaissance City." Holding court each night at a fine Italian restaurant and residing in the presidential suite of the Biltmore Hotel, he readily claimed credit for transforming Providence from a mob-controlled backwater into a bustling metropolis.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2011
The school board of Rhode Island's financially troubled capital city has voted to send termination letters to all of its nearly 2,000 teachers after city officials said the move would give them "maximum flexibility" to make budget cuts. State law requires school departments to notify teachers by March 1 if they'll be laid off the following school year. Providence teachers received notices of potential layoffs before the board met Thursday night and voted 4-3 on sending termination letters.
NATIONAL
October 12, 2005 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday by former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. to review his corruption conviction, probably exhausting the appeals process for the city's longtime leader. Cianci, 64, is serving a five-year, four-month sentence for racketeering conspiracy. His conviction followed an FBI probe into corruption at City Hall, where prosecutors had cast him as the head of an administration plagued by corruption.
NATIONAL
October 13, 2003 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Former Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. -- better known these days as inmate No. 05000-070 at a federal prison in New Jersey -- took pride in calling his hometown "America's Renaissance City." Holding court each night at a fine Italian restaurant and residing in the presidential suite of the Biltmore Hotel, he readily claimed credit for transforming Providence from a mob-controlled backwater into a bustling metropolis.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr. bid adieu to his working life Friday as he readied himself for prison. His last day as a talk-show host at WPRO-AM ended with a relatively upbeat mood. "Well, this is it," said Cianci, 61, as his shift ended. Next Friday, he reports to federal prison in Fort Dix, N.J., for a sentence of five years and four months. Cianci was convicted in June on a racketeering conspiracy charge for heading a wide-ranging bribery scheme out of City Hall.
NATIONAL
November 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal court rejected a bid by Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., a former mayor of Providence, to stay out of prison while he appeals his corruption conviction. Cianci, 61, was found guilty in June and sentenced to more than five years for his part in a City Hall bribery scheme. He is to report to prison on Dec. 6.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
The Providence Archdiocese said it has reached a $13.5-million settlement with 36 people who say they were molested as youngsters by members of the clergy. "This is a day long sought that brings to an end the difficult and often contentious process of litigation ....," Bishop Robert E. Mulvee said in a statement. The settlement covers all but two of 38 men and women who sued in the early 1990s, accusing 11 priests and a nun of abuse. Negotiations are continuing in the last two cases.
NATIONAL
September 7, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after cleaning out the City Hall office he has occupied for 21 years, Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr. was sentenced Friday to more than five years in prison for corruption. Cianci's stoic appearance before U.S. District Judge Ernest C. Torres in Providence ended a boisterous political era both for the 61-year-old mayor and the city he transformed from a gritty industrial backwater to a glittering center of culture and commerce.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
Here's a good fare from LAX to Providence, R.I., which can also be an alternate airport for Boston, about 60 miles northeast: $256 round trip, including all taxes and fees, on United. Providence, Rhode Island's capital, was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who named it for “God's merciful providence.” To get this fare to Providence, you must purchase your ticket at least 14 days in advance; there is no minimum stay, and you may travel any day of the week through April 30. Availability may be limited.
NATIONAL
September 5, 2002 | From Associated Press
With Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci looking at the possibility of prison, the Democrats vying to succeed him are distancing themselves from him while embracing some of the causes that made him so popular. The four candidates face off in a primary Tuesday, four days after Cianci is to be sentenced. He could get up to 20 years for his role in a scheme in which city jobs, contracts and tax breaks could be had for bribes.
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