Jack Spillane sits down with four of these students, as well as one of their mothers, to talk about LGBTQ+ life at the high school and concerns as to whether the city’s school resource officers will keep these kids safe, given the police union’s endorsement of the newly elected Ward 3 councilor, Shawn Oliver.
Tag: Ward 3 election 2023
Walking the walk and talking the talk with Ward 3 candidates
In the past month or so, I’ve had a chance to walk with all of these candidates in their home neighborhoods within the ward. I’ve learned a whole lot about both them and the different enclaves — some of them quite out of the way — that they call home.
Jacob Ventura: Ward 3 newcomer brings legal acumen, listening skills to the race
Ventura is running perhaps the most traditional of the campaigns. He has issued a spate of press releases outlining his positions on issues, even criticizing certain actions of the current council.
Bob Bromley: Budget analyst for R.I. state Senate says he’ll bring his financial acumen to the Ward 3 job
“I’m just mad about what’s going on. I want to get in and basically right the ship, get it in place, and then be able to move on and pass it on to somebody else.”
Carmen Amaral: As a lifelong advocate, ‘I have the skills’ to represent Ward 3
Her advocacy is hard-won and emblematic of an immigrant’s success story. Amaral came to the U.S. when she was 4 years old, with parents who spoke no English. She grew up in the Portuguese enclave of triple-deckers around Madeira Field.