Mayor Solomon Declares State of Emergency for City of Warwick

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The following statement was issued from the Mayor's office at 2:05 on Friday:

 Mayor Joseph Solomon has declared a state of emergency for the City of Warwick, Rhode Island, in order to more proactively and effectively address the threats presented by the COVID-19 virus. Under the state of emergency, Warwick’s Emergency Operations Plan is in effect and its Municipal COVID-19/Coronavirus Response Task Force has been activated.

The state of emergency for the City of Warwick is effective immediately and will be in place until further notice.

“This isn’t a step I take lightly, but it is a necessary action at this time to ensure the safety of our City. With an international airport, a train station, and numerous hotels, Warwick is a gateway to Rhode Island for many travelers,” said Mayor Solomon. “In talking about methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the best strategy is containment. It is time to practice what we preach in response to this looming pandemic. None of this means anyone should panic, but it helps us put a series of precautions in place – not only for the safety of our residents, but our visitors as well. My number one priority is ensuring that everyone in Warwick is safe.”

Under the state of emergency, all municipal board and commission meetings, including the City Council, Zoning and Planning Boards, and Municipal and Probate Courts are cancelled until further notice. At this time, the City of Warwick remains open, but departments are making adjustments in accordance with the City’s state of emergency, as well as the guidelines set forth by Governor Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

The City of Warwick has cancelled all programming at the City’s senior centers, but boxed meals are available for seniors to pick up. The City’s Transwick Transportation is available to transport boxed lunches to homebound senior citizens.

The McDermott Aquatic Center is closed until further notice, as are the Thayer/Warburton Ice Arenas.

To date, there are no presumptive cases or positive tests of COVID-19 in Warwick. This declaration is an attempt to mitigate and prevent future cases of the virus. 

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John Simoneau

For the locations that are closed, i.e. Council, Committees, Boards, Aquatic Center and Arenas, are they getting pay reduced, or just paid time off? They should get no pay, and seek unemployment compensation for it, like the average taxpayer gas too!

Friday, March 13
John Simoneau

For the locations that are closed, i.e. Council, Committees, Boards, Aquatic Center and Arenas, are they getting pay reduced, or just paid time off? They should get no pay, and seek unemployment compensation for it, like the average taxpayer gas too!

Friday, March 13
Dexter

John, you get a tax free fraudulent disability from the city of providence. Your opinion means nothing.

Friday, March 13
John Simoneau

Fake Name COWARD

I earned, and paid for, everything I get. Jealousy gets you nowhere COWARD!

Friday, March 13
Dexter

John TAX SCAMMER Simoneau

Friday, March 13
John Simoneau

Fake name COWARD. You have no clue about anything, and I dare you to say it to me. CHUMP!

You know more than four City Doctors. They approved it, not me!

What are you afraid of .... COWARD?

Friday, March 13
Dexter

John TAX SCAMMER CHUMP Simoneau

Saturday, March 14
Ben Dover

I'm curious if Mr. Mayor has included the city finances in his "State of emergency"? It seems the good shipping crew and finances of the SS Warwick is headed for the breakwater at Pawtuxet Cove.. The virus, we shall weather that storm, the cities finances, best stated, "In great peril?"

Saturday, March 14
John Simoneau

Dexter ..... seriously. What are you 3? Grow up COWARD. Come see me when you do FOOL!

Saturday, March 14
phil degraves

aaaaaaand in this corner, weighing in at 210 pounds, 25 of it beer belly, wearing dirty old sweatpants and the same members only jacket for the last 40 years, smelling of BO and stale cigarettes, jooooohhnnnyyyy the snaggle toothed assasin simoneauuuuuuu.

lets get ready to ruuuuuuumble!!!!!

Saturday, March 14
Ziggy

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black-Johnny Pajamas calling someone immature. Time for you to go back to your basement Pajamas, and by the way, you're taking a beating on all the other stories you commented on.

What a pathetic loser.

Saturday, March 14
John Simoneau

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH COWARDS!

Sunday, March 15
J Pajamas is right on!

well, 'ol jp was ahead of the curve, already dressed for convalescence!

Monday, March 16
John Simoneau

FAKE NAME COWARD....

Alot of trash talking but no balls to meet me and say 1 word to my face.

C .. O .. W .. A .. R .. D

Monday, March 16
Spyder rico

Hey Johnny Sweat Pants-please head down to the Salvation Army store and ask them if you can exchange that soiled Members Only jacket for something a little more stylish and modern. Your best friend Cote went there and exchanged his thread bare cowl neck sweater for some new duds and now he looks like a Hollywood fashion plate.

And to save you some typing, you can just copy and paste the following:

"COWARDS" "TELL IT TO MY FACE", "HEAD ON A SWIVEL", "I WAS THE BEST COP PROVIDENCE EVER HAD", "BLAH, BLAH, BLAH"

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

Spyder rico ...... GET A LIFE

The only true comment above was what you ended with in all CAPS ...... LMFAO

Come see me .......... COWARD

Tuesday, March 17
Spyder rico

If Johnny Sweat Pants goes to get tested for corona, can someone please ask his wife to wash him up and put some decent clothes on him before she takes him to the doctor's office. Between his body odor and stale cigarette breath, the technician doing the test is going to need to put on two hazmat suits and a respirator before they get within 10 feet of Beer Belly Johnny.

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

As usual, the same inaccurate childish bullshit. That is what happens when one person, using numerous fake screen names,with no life, is obviously suffering from John Simoneau derangement syndrome....LMFAO

Tuesday, March 17
Patient Man

18 comments & the closest to actually addressing the subject matter is from Simoneau (his first, it's a fair if crudely worded question) & Ben Dover (Bend over for the slow among us).

Why

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

Because this one person using many fake names has nothing to say but attack me because they suffer from John Simoneau derangement syndrome...lol

Report them to Beacon.

Tuesday, March 17
Johnny Bucktooth

Looks like Johnny Bucktooth has spent his entire morning having a love fest with his girlfriend Stacia on her Warwick Watch misinformation page. Maybe the two of them have decided to self quarantine and they're both riding things out at the mold and rat infested home of Johnny Bucktooth. Can you imagine the smell of that place with those two in it? Time to call Serv Pro with the masks and goggles!

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

Much better than your house I bet DT the SKANK!

Tuesday, March 17
El Captaino

So I spent some time with my friend who is a retired Providence Cop. A good, old school guy who has a great reputation. He was telling me that the reason so many of the Providence cops took the fake disability route back in the 80's and 90's was because they got their 66 2/3 tax free pension. But on top of that they also got all of their contributions that they made into the pension system back.

It really puts these disabilities under a different light, there were significant financial benefits to sell out ones integrity and get that sweet disability.

Tuesday, March 17
Thecaptain

Here is something to read and think about.

https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/15/government-pensions-are-dividing-americans-and-damaging-the-economy/

Tuesday, March 17
davebarry

The Captain,

I just read the biased article on pensions you sited. The author wants public pensions put into the SS system. He states that public pensioners shouldn't be better off than those on social security. Really? People contribute no more than 7% of a limited amount of their pay to the SS fund. Public pensions require a percentage way above that. When I retired, the contribution was a whopping 11%. People in some places in RI are now paying 14%. That's a huge disparity.

In any event, should the world economy collapse as the author (hopes?) states, social security will need to take a beating along with public pensioners.

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

El Captaina....

Credibility requires REAL NAME for both you and your alleged friend. So cough them up or go away!

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

El Captaina ..

You keep using fake disabilities .... you are not a doctor. You don't have access to anyone's medical history or records and you are afraid to use real names or give proof of false disabilities. FYI, It took three .... THREE CITY SELECTED DOCTORS to confirm disability before the City would approve retirement. Are you saying that the City AND 3 independant Doctors would risk their licenses, reputations, and careers for complete strangers?

You are just a FAKE NAME COWARD with NO CREDIBILITY!

Tuesday, March 17
Thecaptain

Davebarry,

Suffice it to say and lets stipulate for the sake of the conversation that I would assume that every person who is a beneficiary of the public sector defined benefit pension system will have the same opinion as yourself. However, when your pension is not tied to the market and you have zero risk, it is the taxpayer that has to bailout the agreements made by politicians.

Tuesday, March 17
Patient Man

Dave Barry,

Anytime the government doesn't make it's employees follow the laws it forces the rest of society to follow it's a bad deal. Sure employees pay about 7.5% FICA taxes, but so do their employers. If you're a private contractor you pay both sides, 15%. What % of public sector workers income do the taxpayers match for them?

Government has screwed the American people over by having different retirement systems. One for itself & one for the rest of us. Maybe the Coronavirus recession will be a catalyst for change into a more equitable system.

Tuesday, March 17
Letter From Johnny Pajamas

Dear Mr. Howell:

My name is Johnny Pajamas and I want to file a complaint with you. Ever since I scammed the city of Providence for a phony disability that now pays me over $100,000 tax free every year, I have taken on the hobby of harassing every state, city, and federal worker, and making racist, homophobic, and profane posts all over your comments section. The problem is other intelligent posters know I'm a fraud, and called me out on it. They also hurt my feelings mentioning my crooked snaggle tooth, my 9 months pregnant beer belly, my horrible breath, and my body odor and general lack of hygiene. What I would like you to do is block all the posters who don't agree with me and leave only my foolish comments up for everyone to read. And don't tell me about the first amendment to the constitution, free speech, etc., because in my world, it's only my twisted opinion that counts.

Sincerely,

Johnny Pajamas

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

Same old child spewing the same old bullshit, that hides behind a keyboard like the COWARD they are and everyone knows.

COME SEE ME !

Tuesday, March 17
Spyder rico

Vote Johnny Bucktooth mayor-make bad breath great again!

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

Must be your breath blowing back in your face COWARD, because we all know you ain't got the balls to get close enough to me to tell how my breath smells COWARD!

Tuesday, March 17
John Simoneau

Is this the Union Rep Beandon Igor..lol, the COWARD WFD Union guy that is a boyfriend of their President? The people that hold a UNION PROMOTION AWARD CEREMONY, not a City function, but closed to the public and takes that exact same night shift off for the event using a so called UNION BUSINESS day off, according to the WFD documents supplied per APRA Request? The problem is that a day off for UNION BUSINESS, I don't believe, is supposed to be for a private union function, but used while negotiating contracts, grievances, with City, etc.. On top of that, while he gets this night off, to attend their own private function, where taxpayers aren't allowed, we the taxpayers paid him for 14 hours unethically and possibly fraudulently, or receiving money under false pretenses, and we also paid his replacement at probably 14 hours at time and a half. So the taxpayers paid for 35 hours so WFD Union President could attend a union held private function, where I don't believe he was being promoted, and other on duty firefighters were allowed to also go with their City provided vehicles. SOUNDS ILLEGAL, or at least unethical and immoral to me.

I Guess the same scamming, cheating, and gaming the system in WFD is still happening ! Real professionals....lmfao

Tuesday, March 17
Billy T

If anyone knows about scamming, cheating, and gaming the system, that would be Johnny Bucktooth, the disgraced and dirty ex cop who has been scamming the taxpayers of Providence for 25 years with his phony disability.

But don't worry Bucktooth Johnny, the Providence retirement board and the commissioner are well aware of your nefarious behavior, and soon you'll be paying back all the millions of dollars you've robbed from the city of Providence for the past 25 years.

Wednesday, March 18
John Simoneau

Billy T

Dream on FOOL. When you get your medical degree come see me COWARD. Bring your skank wife, and I'll give her the first bottle of shampoo she's ever seen ....... Scumbags!

Wednesday, March 18
John Stark

davebarry: Cogent points. But two questions. Would you endorse a plan that transitions younger government workers (say, under 35) from a defined benefit plan to a defined contribution plan? I would like something whereby taxpayers are not on the hook for former employees throughout their life expectancy. I have a personal friend who has been retired longer than they worked, and received far more pension income than they ever made while employed.

Second, would you support the ability of current workers to voluntarily transition from Social Security to a complete defined contribution plan, with a return of all monies paid into the plan (no interest)? The notion that citizens in their 20's are required to pay into this is obscene.

Wednesday, March 18
John Simoneau

Billy T ...

Maybe you haven't heard. The commissioner has his own ethical, and legal problems right now. I don't think he is worried about something he can do nothing about. He isn't as dumb as you, so go away, and I'll tell him you said hi and good luck when I see him ... LMFAO

Wednesday, March 18
Alert System

***CREEPY OLD MAN ALERT***

Please be on the lookout for an escaped mental patient with a description as follows:

Cranky old man with a big beer belly and a crooked buck tooth, wearing soiled pajama bottoms. Known to troll the Oakland Beach seawall area in a silver Hyundai looking to meet young men for "fun times". If you spot this creepy old man, please call the Butler Hospital missing patients unit.

Wednesday, March 18
John Simoneau

Is that the COWARD WFD Union guy that is a boyfriend of their President? The people that hold a UNION PROMOTION AWARD CEREMONY, not a City function, but closed to the public and takes that exact same night shift off for the event using a so called UNION BUSINESS day off, according to the WFD documents supplied per APRA Request? The problem is that a day off for UNION BUSINESS, I don't believe, is supposed to be for a private union function, but used while negotiating contracts, grievances, with City, etc.. On top of that, while he gets this night off, to attend their own private function, where taxpayers aren't allowed, we the taxpayers paid him for 14 hours unethically and possibly fraudulently, or receiving money under false pretenses, and we also paid his replacement at probably 14 hours at time and a half. So the taxpayers paid for 35 hours so WFD Union President could attend a union held private function, where I don't believe he was being promoted, and other on duty firefighters were allowed to also go with their City provided vehicles. SOUNDS ILLEGAL, or at least unethical and immoral to me.

I Guess the same scamming, cheating, and gaming the system in WFD is still happening ! Real professionals....lmfao

Wednesday, March 18
Robert

Solomon? Where does his loyalty lie? Rhode Island or Israel?

Wednesday, March 18
Educated Voter

It looks as if Johnny Pajamas is following the governor's advice to self quarantine, as he's all over the internet 24/7 and not out in public harassing city workers. In addition to the Beacon site, he's now all over his girlfriend Stacia's failed Warwick Watch site making the same sort of ignorant comments he makes on this site. Obviously the big draw for him on Stacia's site is that she blocks anyone who disagrees with her foolish posts, so Pajamas can go there and spew his garbage without having to worry about anyone refuting his lies, as opposed to this site, where rational individuals call him out on a daily basis.

By the way Pajamas, how are things working out betweeen you and Mr. Howell? Didn't you ask him to block any commenters who disagreed with your rants? After your slander of Mr. Howell regarding your accusation of biased reporting, don't expect him to capitulate to a lowlife such as yourself any time in the near future.

Thursday, March 19
John Simoneau

Educated, or you should post UNEDUCATED VOTER ...lol

You posted that using my name to HOWELL. I wouldn't talk to him if he really was a journalist.

Reading your post shows that you must follow me around the internet DOPE. John Simoneau derangement syndrome does that to idiots.

Thursday, March 19
Johnny The Hypocrite

Please tell us Johnny Pajamas, if you have such disdain for Mr. Howell, why are you reading his newspaper and commenting on his website? If you felt so strongly that Mr. Howell was lacking in journalistic integrity, you would simply stop reading his newspaper and stop commenting on his website. And as you can see from the comments on this website, you have absolutely ZERO support from other commenters-that should really tell you something.

With that being said, you might want to consider sticking to commenting on your girlfriend Stacia's useless Warwick Watch Facebook page, where you and her can bash the city 24/7, and maybe find true love in the process. There's no doubt you two trolls were made for each other, and the rest of society can only hope that you two misfits follow the lead of your idols Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun.

Friday, March 20
John Simoneau

I come here to give the truth, doing my part to inform idiots, but mostly to drive you, and other COWARDS, crazy with your John Simoneau derangement syndrome.... lmfao

Friday, March 20
JP

please stop calling his $100k disability income fraudulent. if the man cant even get out of his pajamas or according to you, take a bath, pretty good bet he is disabled. he loves the taxpayers because that is who paying him 2000/wk tax free according to you guys. cut JP some slack!

Friday, March 20
John Simoneau

JP ... COWARD

Can't you read? I've told you before I wish I made that much. Now go get correct info OR SHUT THE @&*%&# UP COWARD!

Friday, March 20
Billy T

Well Johnny Sweat Pants, if you claim you make so little, why don't you post the exact amount here and let the voters decide. Oh, that's right, you won't post it here because you're too much of a coward.

LOL, LMAO, LMFAO, HEAD ON A SWIVEL, TICK TOCK, etc., etc., etc.

Saturday, March 21
John Simoneau

Billy T, Ziggy, Non-Educated Voter ( 3 for 1 ) SAME COWARD WFD CHUMP, working at 4 am to 5 am Posting to all my comments.

I've told you twice before a d you refused to show.

Meet me like a man, face to face, and I'll answer your questions!

COWARD.... how's the neck feeling?

Saturday, March 21
Bobby Buttonwoods

Now that all the schools have gone to virtual learning, maybe Johnny Bucktooth could invest some of his millions of tax free dollars he has robbed from the taxpayers of Providence and invest in a Chrome Book. Who knows, he might improve his writing, punctuation, spelling, and grammatical skills to something above a second grade level.

Saturday, March 21
John Simoneau

COWARDS

Sunday, March 22
Ziggy

Looks like Johnny Sweat Pants is back to challenging other posters to some sort of fisticuffs/physical confrontation/hair pulling contest. While he was the poster boy for police brutality during his scandal ridden career, he needs to realize this is the year 2020, and civilized human beings do not settle disagreements with night sticks, black jacks, and similar weapons. That might be a revelation to Mr. Sweat Pants, but as they say, old behaviors die hard.

Monday, March 23
John Simoneau

Ziggy ... COWARD

I don't need anything but my hands for you, but this is new age you say ..... I agree. Now COWARDS like you hide behind a keyboard give fake names, and are afraid of their own shadows.

Grow a set, come see me. I promise not to hurt you to bad

COWARD. I might even put one hand behind my back for your type, if you had the balls to show up.....

Give my best to your ugly, fat, stinky, switch hitter wife! I feel bad for her, stuck with a fag!

Monday, March 23
Ziggy

While it's patently obvious that Mr. Howell has given up on this comment section and is simply playing out the string and fading into the sunset, the fact remains it's still a public website, and to allow Johnny Sweat Pants to make threats of physical violence against other posters is totally irresponsible journalism.

But fear not, a screen shot of the threatening comments by Sweat Pants has been saved and sent to the proper law enforcement authorities. It's one thing to use insults, but when you start making threats of physical violence against another poster, you have now crossed the line from annoying to criminal.

And speaking of making threats, what is a feeble old man with one foot in the grave doing making physical threats? He belongs in a nursing home, or at the least, an assisted living facility.

Wednesday, March 25