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Ted Nesi


Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Ted:

Cicilline to leave Congress, lead RI Foundation

The announcement will shake up Rhode Island politics. → Read More

RI judge hit by vehicle outside State House

The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time, and it’s unclear whether the driver will be facing any charges. → Read More

Brett Smiley taking over as Providence mayor on Monday

The capital city’s 39th mayor has a series of celebratory events planned throughout his first day. → Read More

Lifespan will close Wayland Square Surgery Center in January

The disclosure comes a day after Target 12 revealed that Lifespan’s operations lost $77 million this year. → Read More

Democrats say party poll shows Magaziner gaining; GOP argues Fung is still ahead

Magaziner’s allies said the 2nd District race “is moving in Democrats’ direction,” but Republicans said they are just “desperately trying to manufacture momentum.” → Read More

New poll gives Fung wider edge in RI race for Congress

The Globe/Suffolk survey reaffirms what last week’s 12 News/Roger Williams University poll found in Rhode Island’s 2nd District. → Read More

12 News/RWU Poll: Fung leads Magaziner in race for Congress

The exclusive survey finds Republicans remain positioned to win a congressional race in Rhode Island for the first time since 1992, but Democrats still have a shot at holding the seat. → Read More

CVS ex-CEO Tom Ryan blasts McKee for ‘slandering’ company in new TV ad

The governor’s campaign is accusing CVS executives like his primary rival Helena Foulkes of “pumping opioids into our homes.” → Read More

Outside money pouring into RI for TV ads ahead of primary

Hundreds of thousands of dollars is about to be spent supporting Democrats Seth Magaziner, Dan McKee and Sabina Matos. More could be coming. → Read More

Why only one US state celebrates Victory Day

One state commemorates the end of World War II the second Monday of August. → Read More

Poll: Gorbea takes lead, Foulkes surges; Fung on top for Congress

The survey is the first to be released since last month’s 12 News/RWU poll. → Read More

Providence officer on leave after assault at abortion rally

A Providence police officer and political candidate has been placed on administrative leave after he reportedly assaulted a woman outside the Rhode Island State House Friday night. → Read More

In historic move, RI lawmakers vote to legalize recreational marijuana

The governor is expected to sign the legislation by the end of the week, immediately making cannabis possession legal in Rhode Island. → Read More

Nesi’s Notes: May 14

Your weekend briefing on local politics and more. → Read More

RI leaders roll out $220 million plan to renovate ‘Superman’ building

Rhode Island’s tallest building has been empty and decaying in the heart of downtown for the past decade. → Read More

Outage affecting some Verizon Fios customers in RI

It’s unclear how many people have been affected by the service interruption, which Verizon blamed on “a third-party fiber cut.” → Read More

Gov. McKee to launch campaign for a full term, flanked by mayors

The incumbent will ask Rhode Island voters to give him four more years in the job as he seeks to fend off four primary challengers. → Read More

In stunning move, AG Neronha rejects Lifespan-Care New England merger

The momentous deceision throws the future of the state’s largest health care institutions into turmoil. → Read More

Lifespan, other health leaders back indoor mask mandate for RI amid rising COVID hospitalizations

Gov. Dan McKee is weighing whether to reimpose an indoor mask mandate after the number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Rhode Island hit 226. → Read More

Watch Live: Gov. Baker won’t seek re-election; Lt. Gov. Polito also bows out for ’22

The durably popular Republican was eligible to seek a third term in 2022. → Read More