Pawtucket

Buyer in place for the Grand Manor

PAWTUCKET – The owner of the old Grand Manor at 58 Walcott St. has an agreement in place to sell the historic building. Owner Edith Marra confirmed to The Breeze that a jewelry company is purchasing... more

First case of West Nile confirmed in Pawtucket resident

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Department of Health received confirmation Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the first human case of West Nile Virus in Rhode Island... more

Pawtucket police seek bank robber

PAWTUCKET – On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m., Pawtucket police responded to the Pawtucket Credit Union at 540 Broadway for a bank robbery. It was reported that a lone white male with olive... more

Pawtucket school lunch workers claim 'decisive victory'

DiCenso: School is on for Friday
PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket school lunch workers say they've achieved "a decisive victory for all women who feed the kids and the fight for equal pay" after agreeing to a new contract with food service... more

Pawtucket car crash victim identified

PAWTUCKET – A man killed when he crashed his BMW into a tree on Underwood Street off Broadway early Saturday morning was identified as Dylan Contreras, a 23-year-old graduate of Tolman High School.... more

Missing Pawtucket man found safe

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket police canceled a Silver Alert for a missing city man after he was found early Saturday morning. The alert was issued late Friday night for Francisco Carpio, an 80-year-old... more

Police hunt for man who robbed Bank of America

CENTRAL FALLS – Police are searching for a suspect seen in a surveillance video robbing the Bank of America branch at 374 Broad St. Saturday morning at around 10:55 a.m. An unidentified light-... more

Thief makes off with Sassie the bulldog

PAWTUCKET – Police are asking for the public's help locating an American bulldog named Sassie who was stolen from a fenced yard on West Avenue. The male dog is believed to be in the area of Broadway... more

City’s Silver Top diner will go to highest bidder

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PAWTUCKET – Armed with a court ruling that affirms the city now owns the Silver Top Diner and may sell it off, officials are planning an October auction to find a buyer for the historic eatery. The... more

Gately Building highlighted as affordable housing success story

PAWTUCKET – State officials chose the gleaming new Gately Building at 2 Bayley St. as their launching pad for the “Yes on 7” campaign promoting the state’s $50 million housing opportunity bond on the... more

City gets double rating bump from Moody’s

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PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien announced on Monday that Moody’s Investors Service upgrades the city’s bond rating by two notches, from Baa2 to A3. The upgrade comes after a thorough review of the... more

Forum draws attention to importance of early childhood education

PAWTUCKET – Rhode Island Kids Count released its newest publication, Investing in the Future: Financing Early Education & Care in Rhode Island, at Heritage Park YMCA Monday. Officials at the... more

Oktoberfest, Out There Fair conclude Pawtucket Arts Festival

Photo contest winners will be announced Sunday
PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Festival finishes strong this weekend with a variety of events, including Oktoberfest, the Out There Fair, and the annual photo contest final reception. Oktoberfest... more

New Life concerts coming Saturday

PAWTUCKET – Historic Park Place will once again be the scene for New Life 2016, a series of Pawtucket Arts Festival events hosted by The Samaritans of Rhode Island this Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1 to... more

Pawtucket Backpackers looking for help

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Backpackers, with a mission to provide supplemental food to school children whose families are experiencing financial crisis, is seeking volunteers for the 2016-2017 school... more

Fright Night in the Park coming October weekends

PAWTUCKET – Fright Night in the Park offers a variety of activities for children of all ages on Friday and Saturday nights starting Sept. 30 and running through October at Slater Memorial Park.... more

Eberhardt kicks off 36th season at Stone Soup

PAWTUCKET – Stone Soup Coffeehouse’s 36th season of presenting fine acoustic music in Rhode Island kicks off with New York City veteran songwriter Cliff Eberhardt this Saturday, Sept. 24. Concerts... more

Bingo Blast planned at the Senior Center

PAWTUCKET – The Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host a Bingo Blast event on Friday, Sept. 23, at 12:30 p.m. The event will feature gift prizes for all winners. Senior Center... more

AARP Drivers Safety Program offered at Memorial Hospital

PAWTUCKET– Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island will sponsor an AARP Drivers Safety Program. The course will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 5:30 p.m., in the Sayles Conference Room 2 and 3 at... more

Holy door pilgrimage for people with disabilities planned for Wednesday

PROVIDENCE – Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence invites all people with disabilities and their families, friends and caregivers to join him for a procession through... more

Taste of the Ocean State fundraiser set for Oct. 6

CRANSTON – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State’s sixth annual food and drink tasting, The Big Toast!, will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. The event features more than... more

Operation Blue Wave nets 34 arrests for drugs and vice offenses

CENTRAL FALLS – The Central Falls Police Special Investigative Unit, assisted by the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Unit and the Pawtucket Police Special Squad, conducted... more

Central Falls hosting 2016 Restaurant Week

CENTRAL FALLS –The city of Central Falls is running 2016 Central Falls Restaurant Week Monday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Throughout the week, residents and visitors throughout the state will... more

CF police crack down on impaired drivers, arrest 26

CENTRAL FALLS – In January, the city of Central Falls had its first fatality related to impaired driving since 2011. As a result, the Central Falls Police Department conducted an impaired driving... more