North Providence

Pelagio watching Providence closely on use of body cameras

NP police union leaders oppose wearing them
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Acting Police Chief Chris Pelagio says he’s “intently following” a pilot program for police body cameras in Providence to see whether it should also be implemented in North... more

Walking school bus takes off

NORTH PROVIDENCE – There are no wheels on this bus, but a group of students at Marieville Elementary School hop on and off the “walking school bus” every morning and afternoon, getting transported to... more

Council candidate proposes new trash totes for entire town

Opponent is against such a move; mayor says ‘it’s a good idea’
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Town residents could receive new trash totes with attached lids if one candidate for Town Council gets his way. Steven DiLorenzo is running as a Democrat against Republican Brendan... more

Cambio looks to get arrest for illegal gambling expunged

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Suspended North Providence Finance Director Justin Cambio will seek to have his 2015 arrest on illegal gambling allegations expunged on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Third District Court.... more

Board approves preliminary plans for two developments

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Planning Board last Wednesday gave preliminary approval to plans for two housing developments, one off Eliot Avenue near Lowe’s and the other on Fruit Hill Avenue behind Our... more

Japanese students to visit NPHS

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School will become part of what Melissa Caffrey, social studies department chairwoman, calls a “walking, living history” lesson when 41 students from Japan... more

NPHS officials present at NEASC ‘Showcase of Model Schools’

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School officials presented student success through personalization and proficiency-based learning at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’... more

Athens Diner attracting crowds to former Jacky’s

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Athens Diner, a restaurant with a distinctly Greek flair and breakfast all day, is now open at 1449 Mineral Spring Ave. in the former Jacky’s Galaxie building. Owners Marios... more

Quirk calls for new government free of political limitations

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Brian Quirk, independent candidate for mayor of North Providence, said “there is a discord between logic and the rhetoric and actions” of some of the town’s elected politicians. “... more

DiLorenzo calls for new trash containers

NORTH PROVIDENCE – District 3 Town Council candidate Steve DiLorenzo is calling for “a more manageable way” to dispose of weekly trash. DiLorenzo says he believes that new trash receptacles with... more

Snodgrass says he’ll continue to fight for public comment

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Brendan Snodgrass, candidate for Town Council District 3, is vowing to fight for residents to address the council at all regular meetings. “This is for the residents of District 3... more

Paolino calls for transparent, ethical government

LINCOLN – Thomas Paolino, a Republican running for the District 17 Senate seat, said he’d bring new ideas to Rhode Island if elected on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and listed a number of his concerns. Paolino... more

Reminder: No political attacks in Nov. 2-3 editions

Keeping with its longstanding policy, The Valley Breeze will not print any last-minute attacks against political candidates, in either advertisements or letters, in the Nov. 2-3 editions. Those ads... more

Fall fairs and holiday bazaars

If your nonprofit organization is planning a fall fair or holiday bazaar, submit the information for inclusion in this listing, to or mail to The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone... more

Yoga offered at NP Pool and Fitness Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE Yoga classes are now being offered at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday, from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 to 9 a.m. The cost is $... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 28 Riley William Galligan, Happy 11th Birthday! We love you, Papa and Nana.

‘Student of the Year’ nominations begin for Leukemia Society

WARWICK – A fundraising campaign through the Rhode Island chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is taking nominations for “Student of the Year.” The campaign, which kicks off Jan. 20, is now... more

Centredale School announces Feinstein Jr. Scholars

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named Feinstein Jr. Scholars for September at the Centredale School: Kalaivani Cholan, Mia Tejada, Ellie O’Connell, Amber Gaouette, Rhyana Jesus,... more

Make a holiday wreath at the Mancini Center Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center announces the following events. Free blood pressure screening on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Reiki Treatment... more

Attorney general advises caution in donating to Haiti relief

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter Kilmartin warned Rhode Island residents to be aware of potential relief effort scams following the devastation in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew. “In times of... more

AARP meets Oct. 27

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 meets Thursday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Church of the Presentation, 1981 Mineral Spring Ave. The guest speaker will be Edward Donnelly of... more

Picillo Center Halloween dance set for Oct. 27

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Picillo Center, 2 Volturno St., invites everyone to “boo-gie down” at its Halloween Fright-Night Dance on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and... more

Dillon Council K of C plans ham and bean dinner

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Dillon Council Knights of Columbus,1675 Douglas Ave., will host an all-you-can-eat ham and bean dinner on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $12 per person. Proceeds... more