NEW: Mayoral Candidate Smiley Unveils Plan to Make City Safer

Providence Mayoral candidate Brett Smiley has unveiled his new plan to fight crime and violence in the Capital City. Smiley showcased his 8-page proposal, entitled the “Safest City Plan,” at the Silver Lake Community Center this morning. Making Providence Safer According to Smiley, the only way to make the streets of Providence safer is to …

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Brett Smiley Unveils “Safest City Plan”

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At the Silver Lake Community Center this morning, Brett Smiley unveiled his “Safest City Plan,” a detailed, 8-page proposal to fight violence and crime on our streets. Brett noted that Providence is currently the 183rd safest city in America with 100,000 people or more, and he challenged the city to take aggressive, proactive steps toward …

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Brett Smiley Announces Candidacy for Mayor

Standing in front of a packed room of supporters at the Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, Brett Smiley today announced his candidacy for Mayor of Providence. Brett has spent his life standing up for progressive causes, from fighting for affordable housing, to helping bring about marriage equality, to standing up for a woman’s right to choose …

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Smiley Formally Launches Providence Mayoral Run – From RIPR

Coverage by Ian Donnis of Rhode Island Public Radio: “Democratic businessman and lobbyist Brett Smiley formally launched his Providence mayoral campaign Tuesday morning, vowing to make Rhode Island’s capital city a more equitable place. He also called for a supplemental tax on statewide gun and ammunition sales to fund expanded anti-violence efforts. Speaking before an …

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Mayoral Candidate Smiley Runs for a Good Cause

Candidate Smiley Competes in Veterans Day Run – From – Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley competed for a good cause today as part of the Park View Veterans Day 5k Run/Walk held at Roger Williams Park. “Participating in the 1st Annual Park View Veterans Day 5k was a great opportunity to support the important …

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Time to get serious about common sense gun measures

Roughly one year ago the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School focused the nation’s attention on the scourge of gun violence. The nation mourned with Connecticut, disbelieving the loss of 26 innocent young lives needlessly taken. In its wake, the fight for legislation to prevent a tragedy like this from ever happening again was reinvigorated, …

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