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City council seeks review of licensing board after attacks

September 6, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence City Council in a response to the recent violence at city nightclubs has passed a resolution to spend up to $15,000 on a review of the licensing board and to address safety issues.

The resolution passed Thursday follows a triple stabbing at Noah Lounge, a shooting at the nightclub Flow and a stabbing near the Rooftop at the Providence G last month.

WPRI-TV reports that all three establishments have provided surveillance footage and continue to cooperate with police.

The Providence Journal reports that the council called for a similar review of the Board of Licenses in 2014 that led to a series of reforms and an independent audit of the board’s finances.

Council President Sabina Mato says the issue of public safety is more urgent than ever before.

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