Edward Fitzpatrick, The Boston Globe

Edward Fitzpatrick

The Boston Globe

Providence, RI, United States

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Past articles by Edward:

Breaking down Cicilline’s decision to exit Congress

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Dan McGowan and Jim Hummel analyze the Rhode Island Democrat’s decision to step down to become president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. → Read More

A running list of possible candidates for Cicilline’s congressional seat

A special election cannot be scheduled until Cicilline officially resigns from Congress, but it’s likely that Democratic and Republican primaries take place this summer, with a general election to follow. → Read More

Cicilline’s milestones and viral moments during 12 years in Congress

The Rhode Island Democrat, a champion of new gun control laws and LGBTQ rights, served as an impeachment manager during former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. → Read More

Who will replace David Cicilline in Congress?

This is the second time in two years that a Rhode Island congressman has shaken up the state’s political structure with an unexpected departure. Here’s a look at some of the people who could consider a run for the First Congressional Seat → Read More

McKee nominates Collin Geiselman as R.I. public defender

Geiselman would replace Lara E. Montecalvo, who was confirmed for a seat on the Boston-based US First Circuit Court of Appeals. → Read More

R.I. House passes bill to keep retirees working as substitute teachers

Representative O’Brien’s legislation lets retirees work as substitutes without losing retirement benefits for 120 days, up from 90 days. → Read More

Brown grad, named to Forbes 30 Under 30, dies after completing marathon

Pierre Lipton, who lived in Providence, co-founded 1440 Media, which provides a daily email newsletter of unbiased news to 2.3 million people. → Read More

Lima says Shekarchi is replacing her as deputy speaker of R.I. House

The Cranston Democrat said “some of the progressives” disliked her contrary viewpoints and criticism. “They want to shut you up and cancel you. That’s the new cancel culture.” → Read More

Environmental groups urge McKee to back ‘bottle bill’ to fight litter

Environmentalists thank the governor for mentioning litter in his State of the State speech but say a container deposit law is “the single most impactful policy we can adopt to reduce litter in the state.” → Read More

In State of State speech, McKee calls for cutting sales tax, matching Massachusetts on education

Following the resignation of the state’s housing secretary, Rhode Island’s Democratic governor said he is committed to “building a capable Department of Housing that is up to the challenge.” → Read More

Ruggerio names new Senate committee chairs

Senator Dawn M. Euer will chair the Judiciary Committee and Senator Louis P. DiPalma will chair the Finance Committee. → Read More

McKee sworn in for four-year term as R.I. governor

“Rhode Island, this is our time,” the Democratic governor said Tuesday in his inaugural address. “This is our moment. It’s our turn.” → Read More

RIC could provide affordable apartments for teachers and nurses

‘We have the opportunity to reimagine RIC in a way that not only supports students now and in the future, but also in a way that strengthens our economic momentum,” a spokesman for Governor McKee said. → Read More

Urban League of RI building will be torn down, turned into community service hub

“This is an investment in Rhode Island’s Black community and the Upper South Providence neighborhood,” Senator Whitehouse said. → Read More

R.I. young voter turnout lags national trend in 2022

In November’s midterm elections, 22 percent of Generation Z voters turned out in Rhode Island, down from 59 percent in 2020, and 28 percent in the 2018 midterm elections. → Read More

In ‘a victory for free speech,’ ACLU of R.I. settles suit over Pawtucket’s political sign restrictions

“It was about a basic right of residents to freely express their political and electoral views,” Representative-elect Cherie Cruz said. → Read More

Election brings diversity to Westerly’s leadership

The predominantly white town in southwestern R.I. has elected its first Black town council member, first Black school committee member, and helped elect one of the first Asian American state lawmakers. → Read More

Miniature boat built by Central Falls students washes up on coast of England

URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography helped students at Raíces Dual Language Academy and Veterans Memorial Elementary create the 5-foot-long craft, which traveled 9,300 miles over eight months. → Read More

R.I. Board of Elections to consider recounts in three House races

Representative Justin Price, who “marched to the Capitol” on Jan. 6, 2021, seeks recount in race in which he trails by 29 votes. → Read More

R.I. Republicans expect to request recounts in three state legislative races

Election Day results indicate Republicans will lose a seat and end up with 14 of the 113 General Assembly seats, but challenges are coming. → Read More