Mosque will be built on Central Avenue in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Pre-construction work on a new mosque and community center is now underway on Central Avenue. The project, slated for vacant property owned by the Muslim Society of Rhode Island, will... more

Pawtucket's Maxie gets 100 years for sex trafficking minor

PROVIDENCE – Curtis “Kellogg” Maxie, a 60-year-old from Pawtucket, was sentenced Wednesday by Superior Court Justice Netti Vogel to 85 years to serve for trafficking and sexual assault, and an... more

Marcotte pleads guilty to murder of McKenna

PROVIDENCE – Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin announced this week that Matthew Marcotte, 23, of Rehoboth, Mass., pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to one count of murder and... more

Police investigate armed robbery in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – On Friday, June 24, at around 10:30 p.m., Pawtucket police officers were called for an assault at Portugalia Liquors, 225 Barton St. Officers determined that an armed robbery had occurred... more

Pawtucket officials ramp up police presence after series of incidents

PAWTUCKET – City and police officials are taking additional steps to respond to an uptick in violent activity over the past week. The Pawtucket Police Department announced that additional resources... more

Police investigate possible theft of dog

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating the possible theft of a dog after it went missing from a driveway in the 160 to 170 block of Mineral Spring Avenue this week. Witnesses described an older man... more

Police seek suspects for credit card fraud

PAWTUCKET – Detectives from the Pawtucket Police Department are looking to identify the individuals pictured above entering the Walgreens store on Broad Street. They say they are suspects in a case... more

Group concerned that bus riders will be left in the cold

PAWTUCKET – A local group dedicated to improving public transportation in the state is questioning why city officials have no plan to offer an inside facility to bus riders beyond next year. Amy Joy... more

Fecteau challenging Doyle for Senate District 8

Would push ‘Melissa Bruno Law’
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PAWTUCKET – Saying it’s time to upend the status quo and elect someone who will be “a voice that speaks for Pawtucket instead of political insiders,” city resident Matthew Fecteau says he plans to... more

St. Raphael students named to honor societies

PAWTUCKET – The following students were named to the National and Rhode Island honor societies at St. Raphael Academy. National Honor Society: Rebecca Amaral, Dominic Arruda, Anthony Bateman, Pamela... more

Tolman’s D’Arezzo earns Teacher of the Year honors

PAWTUCKET – In front of the Tolman High School student body assembled in the auditorium, Rob D’Arezzo, director of Tolman’s Marketing and Management Academy, sat with students and staff listening to... more

State leaders pass law enabling communities to regulate spas

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly last week passed legislation enabling and explicitly authorizing communities to regulate unlicensed massage parlors and services within their borders in response to... more

Arboleda seeks seat on School Committee

PAWTUCKET – Wilder Arboleda announced Monday that he is running for the Pawtucket School Committee. “I am proud to say that I am a product of the Pawtucket public school system and recently graduated... more

Vasquez will run for school board

PAWTUCKET – Elena Vasquez, running on a platform of increased communication, announced Monday she is running as a Democrat for Pawtucket School Committee. “It would be a great honor to be elected as... more

City Councilor Cano announces re-election bid

PAWTUCKET – In front of 200 supporters at Pawtucket’s Bucket Brewery, City Councilor Sandra Cano announced last week she is running for re-election to an at-large seat on the Pawtucket City Council... more

Crowley announces re-election bid

CENTRAL FALLS – Sen. Elizabeth “Betty” Crowley announced last week she is running for re-election to continue working on behalf of voters in District 16, representing parts of Central Falls and... more

Stop & Shop kicks off campaign to fight cancer

PAWTUCKET – Stop & Shop stores have kicked off their annual month-long fundraising campaign to support pediatric cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Through July 10... more

Officials: Business recycling program already a success

Mayor visits early participants
PAWTUCKET – Recycling and Sustainability Administrator Rob Roy and Mayor Donald Grebien are hailing a new recycling program they say will improve on a 31 percent city recycling rate that’s already... more

Extended office hours continue at City Hall

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien has announced that extended hours of service at City Hall, an initiative to provide greater access to services, will continue through September. The extended hours... more

Gatchell Post hosts pasta dinner June 30

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post #306 and its auxiliary will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the post home, 171 Fountain St., Thursday, June 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is... more

Businessman Knych will challenge Rudd in District 6

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket businessman Bob Knych announced Monday that he is running as a Democrat for City Council in District 6, the seat held by Tim Rudd. “I have spent my entire lifetime living in... more

Pawtucket library to launch children’s summer reading program next week

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Children’s Library is ready to start this year’s summer reading program, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!, with the kick-off party on Wednesday, June 29 starting at 6 p.m... more

City announces initiative to prevent and eliminate rodents in Fairlawn

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Zoning Department is now distributing informational material advising residents from the Fairlawn section on how they can help the city minimize rodent infestation. The... more