FALL RIVER, Mass. —
Fall River Mayor Will Flanagan hosted Providence Mayor Angel Taveras on a tour of Columbia Street in his city. The two chatted over coffee and shook hands and talked to customers at several businesses, like a market and a restaurant.
Flanagan called it a brainstorming session.
“We’re going through so many similar situations, whether it be public safety, education, community development, and it’s good to reach out to a mayor of such a large city, like Providence, who’s our neighbor from across the bridge,” Flanagan said.
Taveras talked about the similarities between the two.
“He’s also a very young mayor as well; it’s the first elected office he’s held. We talked a little bit about that. And to know some of the things that we’re going through in our city, he’s going through as well,” Taveras said.
So what did they learn?