"Providence Mayor Vincent Cianci has a financial problem, which is not uncommon these days for just about any mayor. Center cities are faced with a host of problems that require sizable expenditures to address. And with the downturn in an economy making a feeble effort to recover, available resources are in scarce supply."
Smolski, Chester, "Why Not 'Soak' the Visitors?" (1993). Smolski Texts. 255.