Court order allows city to clean up trash-filled property

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PAWTUCKET – City officials have received permission to clean up an abandoned old building where several homeless people were found living in squalor. The owners of the building at 72 Mineral Spring... more

Breeze seeks reporter

The Breeze has an opening for a full-time staff reporter. Applicants should have excellent writing skills and a love for traditional beat reporting. Preferred candidates will know the Smithfield/... more

Police investigate shooting on Benefit Street in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating a shooting that happened near the intersection of Benefit Street and Broadway Thursday evening. On Thursday, at 9:45 p.m., officers from the Pawtucket Police... more

Brockton resident detained for alleged sex trafficking of R.I. teen

PROVIDENCE – Andy Joseph, 24, of Brockton, Mass., was ordered detained in federal custody in Rhode Island Friday on allegations that he sex trafficked a 15-year-old Rhode Island resident over a two-... more

Men from CF, Cranston plead to unemployment insurance fraud

Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin has announced that two more people have pleaded no contest to unemployment insurance benefit fraud, with court-ordered restitution of approximately $45,000. In 2016, the... more

Two Pawtucket men win big with lottery

PAWTUCKET – Two Pawtucket men were among the winners in the Dec. 2 drawing from the Rhode Island Lottery. One Pawtucket resident claimed a $50,000 “Lucky Loot” Instant Ticket top prize. He said he... more

Raimondo looks to improve service at DHS offices in Pawtucket, Warwick

PROVIDENCE – Citing Rhode Islanders' "continued frustration with long wait times, system errors and isolated reports of customers' services being disrupted for various reasons," Gov. Gina Raimondo... more

Pawtucket man indicted for molesting child

PROVIDENCE – The Providence County Grand Jury on Thursday indicted Pawtucket resident Domingos Gomes, 48, of 15 Slater St., on one count of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-... more

State officials present revised plan for 6/10 Interchange

Gov. Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti on Thursday a new road design for the 6/10 Interchange that they say keeps... more

Owners of Sara Bella Jewelry close on sale of Grand Manor

PAWTUCKET – The owners of Smithfield-based Sara Bella Jewelry completed their purchase of the old Grand Manor at 58 Walcott St., Monday, making way for the company to move to Pawtucket. Darlene Brien... more

Grebien looks to add new full-time public safety director

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PAWTUCKET – Due in part to an increase in violent crimes involving guns this year, Mayor Donald Grebien is looking to add a full-time public safety director to the city’s payroll to help address the... more

Soup kitchen way behind on donations to buy shoes for kids

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PAWTUCKET – The Ernie Marot Memorial Adopt-A-Family Program, a program of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, is well short of money needed to buy shoes for needy children this year. For whatever reason,... more

Committee looks to rework tough new rules on snow removal

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PAWTUCKET – City leaders say they want to have an action plan in place when the snow really starts to fall, but they say they don’t want new rules to put a big burden on residents. The City Council... more

‘Truck of Potatoes’ tells Theresa Landry’s life story

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The young Canadian mother had made it only through the 8th grade, but she had the common sense to hatch a successful plan. Theresa Landry writes that her mother, Simaire Landry,... more

City ups its tech game with e-permitting, new online maps

PAWTUCKET – The city has launched a new e-permitting system and a separate online mapping program that officials say will make it easier for everyone to do business in the city. “The state’s newly... more

Winter Wonderland returns with Disney princess theme

PAWTUCKET – The city’s Winter Wonderland at Slater Park returns this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11, from 4 to 8 p.m. All are invited to come see the lights and trees while enjoying the various... more

Replacement ‘Nutcracker’ costumes arriving

PROVIDENCE – Costumes from nine ballet companies and schools are now arriving at Festival Ballet Providence following the discovery last month that more than 50 of the company’s own costumes for its... more

Collette kicks off ‘Share A Meal’ campaign on social media

PAWTUCKET – City-based tour operator Collette has announced the launch of the company’s “Share a Meal” social media campaign for the holiday season as part of the ongoing “1 Million Meals” campaign... more

Holiday Fairs and Bazaars

Weekend of Dec. 10-11 Holiday Craft Fair at Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Lincoln Senior Center. Call 401-753-7000 or... more

Sons and Daughters of Erin will host Celtic Christmas Marketplace Saturday

PAWTUCKET – The Sons and Daughters of Erin Pawtucket will host a Celtic Christmas Marketplace this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the ballroom at the Dublin Rose, 940 Fall River Ave.,... more

Ocean State Job Lot, URI offer holiday cooking demonstration Thursday

PAWTUCKET – Ocean State Job Lot has teamed up with University of Rhode Island’s SNAP-Ed nutrition education program to host a cooking demonstration and recipe tasting this Thursday, Dec. 8, from 11 a... more

Anchor Recovery hosts social media impact workshop

PAWTUCKET – Anchor Recovery Community Center, located at 249 Main St., will host a workshop on the connection between social media and job applications next Monday, Dec. 12, at 1:15 p.m. The public... more

Travel program offered at the Senior Center this Friday

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host a travel appreciation program on Friday, Dec. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Join Melissa Murphy and Patricia Cooper, travel consultants with AAA... more