PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Former Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr., died Thursday morning at the age of 74. He is often credited with revitalizing the capital city, and paving the way for one of its most iconic events: WaterFire.In the video above: the Creator of WaterFire, Barnaby Evans, discusses the impact the late mayor had on the event.

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