North Providence

Resident seeks 
$6 million for alleged beating, rights violations

Says police inflicted permanent 
injury after Catanzaro claimed stalking
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A local man who claims police officers repeatedly slammed his head into his living room floor as they wrongfully arrested him on charges of stalking a town councilwoman is seeking... more

Man who was part of high-speed chase pleads guilty to crimes

PROVIDENCE – Jackial Smith, age 20, of Providence pleaded guilty Monday before Providence County Superior Court Justice Robert Krause to two separate cases for breaking and entering, possession of... more

Amoriggi last man standing in District 2 council race

Giusti race fizzles; others also drop out
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Kenneth “Kenny” Amoriggi’s path to finally winning a political seat got a whole lot easier last week. Amoriggi, who previously ran for council, state representative and school... more

NPHS gets new security cameras

NORTH PROVIDENCE – For the first time in 15 years, a new security camera system will be installed at North Providence High School. Supt. Melinda Smith explained that while the gear at the school has... more

NPHS ‘state-of-the-art’ transitional apartment work begins

Lowe’s donates $15,000; volunteers to build project
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Thanks to $15,000 donated from Lowe’s Home Improvement stores and the help of volunteers, students in the transition program at North Providence High School will start the school... more

Help the Heberts get Ryan a new ride

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Six-year-old Ryan Hebert is a kid on the move. He loves trips to Roger Williams Park Zoo, Lincoln Woods for walks and fresh air, the beach, Providence Children’s Museum, McCoy... more

Two intersections to get repairs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Drivers in town can expect to see intersection improvements completed by August after work began about six weeks ago where Woodward Road and Mineral Spring Ave. intersect and... more

Neighbors concerned, but Fruit Hill subdivision gets a nod

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Planning Board last Wednesday approved a master plan for a six-lot subdivision at 577 Fruit Hill Ave. after listening to concerns from residents in the area.... more

Week that was

A North Providence man pleaded no contest last week to unemployment insurance benefit fraud. Kenny Newton, 35, entered a “nolo” plea last Thursday before Providence Superior Court Magistrate Patrick... more

Finans’ 1940 Ford Deluxe restored for 60th anniversary

PAWTUCKET – It was the kind of idyllic honeymoon that dreams are made of. After a week in Bermuda, John and Anita (Genest) Finan hopped in their 1940 Ford Deluxe and drove to Canada, meandering... more

Land Trust: Residents will help plan park

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the North Providence Land Trust assured residents of Hobson Avenue at a meeting last month that they won’t be excluded on the design and development of a new “pocket... more

NP library trustee releases first book

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Samy Morcos, local writer and member of the Library Board of Trustees, has his first book. Titled “An Immigrants Life, The American Dream,” the book is based on his professional,... more

Fun, food at National Night Out Aug. 2

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Police Department will host its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gov. Notte Park off Douglas Avenue. Join in for free... more

Nancy Kerrigan headlines Friday’s skating event to benefit Jimmy Fund

PROVIDENCE – Boston native and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan will join the cast and serve as co-emcee for Skating for the Jimmy Fund: An exhibition to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer... more

O’Brien’s dyslexia bill will be signed Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – State Rep. William W. O’Brien’s legislation adding dyslexia-targeted screening and assistance as a required aspect of the literacy program for students at the elementary grade level will... more

Sign up for Youth Summer Stroke Clinic

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Barracudas Swim Team presents the Youth Summer Stroke Clinic from Monday, Aug. 15, to Friday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. each day. Registration runs through Aug... more

NPHS Class of 1976 will hold 40-year reunion

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High School Class of 1976 will hold its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Marriott Hotel, 1 Orms St., Providence, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60.... more

Play bingo at the Mancini Center Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following activities. Free blood pressure screening will be offered on Thursday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.... more