Is East Providence the next Central Falls?
East Providence schools have run up a cumulative $6.3 million deficit over the past five years. Now, state officials, led by Rosemary Booth Gallogly, state revenue director, are trying to help city and school officials with a workout plan.
More than $4 million of the deficit is owed to Bradley Hospital, located in East Providence. Bradley has been the city’s special education provider and obviously ants to get paid for services rendered.
Gallogly says state officials are taking a keen interest in the city’s finances because the state doesn’t want the city of 50,000 to become the next Central Falls, which is in state receivership.