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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-01-2020

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JULY 1-7, 2020 POLITICS 7 large seats and three more to challenge in Districts 1, 4 and 5. Agi Gai-Kah, Melissa DaRosa and Tarshire Battle will all run citywide, while Crisolita Figueiredo will run in District 1 against City Council President David Moran, Alexis Schuette will run in District 4 against John Barry III, and Janie Seguí Rodríguez will run in District 5. The six candidates joined others last week in calling on the City Council to delay a vote on a new police contract and reshape policing in the city. Incumbent at-large Councilors Albert Vitali Jr., Elena Vasquez and Michael Araujo will also run to keep their at-large seats, as will fellow Democrat Charles Carvalho. Only three of the seven can- didates in the at-large race will win seats. With everyone running in that race being a Democrat, the race will be decided in September. Joseph Flanagan, who ran unsuccess- fully in a three-way primary for District 4 two years ago, will run as an independent this time in an attempt to unseat the win- ner of the Democratic primary between Schuette and Barry. Only Councilor Terrence Mercer in District 3 is running unopposed. Democrat Mark Wildenhain is facing a challenge from Republican Nathan Luciano in District 2, Seguí Rodríguez and Ama Amponsah will battle in the District 5 race to replace Meghan Kallman, and District 6 incumbent Tim Rudd will face off against fellow Democrat Marlena Stachowiak in the pri- mary. Seven Democrats running to keep their seats on the School Committee will auto- matically move on in the primary, with only seven seats available, but Joseph Brito will be waiting as an independent in the general election. The top seven win- ners of the eight candidates would win a seat. Candidates in city-wide races must gath- er 200 signatures, while those in districts must gather 50 signatures. CANDIDATES From Page One More than half of local General Assembly seats see challengers PAWTUCKET – Early local General Assembly races show candi- dates challenging for open and occupied seats. The one with the most combined name recognition is likely Senate District 15, where City Councilor Meghan Kallman, longtime well-known city employee Herb Weiss, and longtime local sports fixture Bob Morris are all running in the primary to replace Donna Nesselbush as Democrats. The Rhode Island Political Cooperative is seeking to make waves in other races, including Jonathon Acosta challenging Sen. Elizabeth "Betty" Crowley in Senate District 16 and fellow progressive Cynthia Mendes taking on Sen. William Conley in District 18. Sen. Sandra Cano, incumbent Democrat in District 8, faces anoth- er challenge from Republican Richard Karsulavitch. Karsulavitch deemed himself a "huge underdog" during his unsuccessful race against Cano two years ago. Incumbent Rep. Carlos Tobon gets a break this year with no declared candidates in House District 58, Jean Philippe Barros will go unchallenged in District 59, Karen Alzate has no challenger in District 60, and Mary Duffy Messier has no opponent in District 62. But there's no lack of candidates in House District 61, where Democrat Raymond Johnston faces a challenge from progressive Leonela Felix, with the winner facing Republican Robert Wheeler III. 260 Newport Ave., East Providence, RI • 401-438-4646 • DINE IN OPENS JULY 8 TH Masks Are Required No Reservations Needed Come See What's New Inside Curbside Pick Up Available Call to Place Your Order To Ensure the Safety of our Guests, We Exceed the RI Department of Health Standards for Sanitization! CLOSED JULY 4TH CHICKEN PARMIGIANA - Golden brown fresh chicken cutlets covered with our famous meat sauce baked with mozzarella. With pasta or fries & soup or salad $14.95 BAKED SEAFOOD SCROD - Flaky white cod with a shrimp & scallop seafood stuffing and a lemon butter crumb topping. Served with pasta or fries & soup or salad. $15.95 RAVIOLI with MEATBALLS - Tender plump cheese filled ravioli with meatballs smothered in our famous meat sauce. A traditional favorite. With soup or salad. $13.95 BAKED SEA SCALLOPS - Giant North Atlantic sea scallops baked with a lemon butter crumb topping, with pasta or fries & soup or salad. $17.95 BAKED SEAFOOD PLATTER - A medley of fresh cod, sea scallops and shrimp, baked in our lemon butter crumb topping, with pasta or fries & soup or salad. $20.95 LOBSTER, SHRIMP & SCALLOPS IN A PINK ALFREDO SAUCE - Lobster, shrimp and scallops in a pink Alfredo sauce served over fresh fettuccine, with soup or salad. $21.95 ITALIAN GRINDER GOURMET PIZZA - Garlic and oil sauce with ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni, red onion, hot peppers, fresh tomato, Italian dressing, mozzarella and provolone cheese on our traditional dough. $13.95 CALAMARI ala MAMA - Golden friend breaded squid rings sauteed in garlic butter, hot peppers & black olives. Served with garlic toast. $11.75 ® EAST PROVIDENCE LOCATION ONLY! Local Eats

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