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Angel Taveras
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Angel Taveras is the Democratic mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.

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The Farm Bill: Building Long-term Community and Economic Health

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2013 | 9:47 AM

Throughout the holiday season, as many of us experience the joy of sharing meals with our family and friends, we are reminded of the important role that food serves in our home and in our community. We must also be mindful of those who are less fortunate. I worry about...

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The Power of Service

(2) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:39 PM

When I graduated from college, I had a great opportunity to return home and dedicate myself to serving the community that had given me so much. I was fortunate to receive an Echoing Green Fellowship, an opportunity that allowed me to launch the Elmwood Youth Enrichment Program, an afterschool and...

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Providence vs. Big Tobacco

(5) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 5:49 PM

In January of 2012, I was pleased to sign two local ordinances designed to limit the ability of the tobacco industry to harm Providence's young people. Together, these laws banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in the City of Providence, as well as sales involving the redemption of coupons...

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Mayors Challenge Finalist: Providence (Video, Vote)

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Idea Summary: By their fourth birthday, children who grow up in low-income households will have heard thirty-million fewer words than their middle- and high-income peers. Providence Talks solves this problem, for good. Click here to vote for this idea.

Children need to hear approximately 21,000 words per day...

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What the Fiscal Cliff Could Mean for My City

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 11:13 AM

Over the last two years, I have been humbled to witness Providence residents come together and make the shared sacrifices necessary to save our city from financial collapse. Homeowners, business owners, our universities and hospitals, current and retired city employees, police office, firefighters and teachers, our partners in the General...

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