North Providence

Lombardi: Budget won't include funding for senior center

Small tax increase may be unavoidable
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi, frustrated over what he sees as a continued lack of cooperation and transparency from senior center officials, says he’s cutting all town funding to the... more

Architect unveils one-stop, $25 million safety complex

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town’s architect on Monday unveiled the preliminary blueprint for a new public safety complex across from North Providence High School, calling it a “pretty massive” structure... more

To save money, McGuire School may open later next year

Transportation costs show $300,000 shortfall in budget
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Students from McGuire Elementary School may be starting and ending their day a little later next school year. To make up for a $300,000 budget shortfall, the School Committee... more

New State Senate President Ruggerio says appointment can’t hurt North Providence

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The surprising announcement from M. Teresa Paiva Weed last week that she would resign as president of the Rhode Island Senate immediately put North Providence’s senior senator,... more

Lombardi’s demanding new standards in Police Department

But critics say he’s downplaying a serious matter
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi is pushing back this week against suggestions that he hasn’t taken crude talk between officers in the North Providence Police Department seriously enough.... more

Next step in HEZ grant programming: meals cooked by students for elderly

NORTH PROVIDENCE – In the third year of the North Providence Health Equity Zone initiative, organizers are expanding programs through a multi-generational approach. In the first two years, project... more

$53.3 million school budget approved

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence School Department’s budget request of $53.3 million for 2017 was approved by the School Committee, and the district was also given approval for $55,511,260... more

State officials tell school board about benefits of ‘youth risk behavior’ data

R.I. Departments of Health, Education, promote survey for middle school students
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Officials from the Rhode Island Department of Health and state Department of Education advocated for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey being given to North Providence students,... more

Palmieri: 1-hour delay or close school during winter storms

School Committee member urges RIDE to review policy, eliminate 2-hour delay option
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – School Committee member Stephen Palmieri hopes some changes will be made to school delays due to snowstorms. He’s calling for the Rhode Island Department of Education to institute... more

Local company awarded job to fix drainage on Eliot Avenue

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Purchasing Board last week approved the bid of New England Building and Bridge Company to reconstruct Eliot Avenue and surrounding roads in the area near Lowe’... more

NPHS student wins Historical Society essay contest

NEWPORT – At the end of last year, the Newport Historical Society challenged Rhode Island’s high school sophomores to imagine the future by thinking about the past. In a contest titled “Writing your... more

North Providence High lists second quarter honors

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have earned second quarter honors at North Providence High School. Grade 12 Honor Roll: Israa Al-Nubani, Michaela Anelundi, Lauren D’Amico, Stephen J. Davia... more

Mancini Center honored for innovative senior programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center has been recognized by the National Council on Aging’s National Institute of Senior Centers with a 2016 Programs of Excellence... more

NP Youth Center hosts April vacation camp

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Following on the success of its February vacation “Winter Olympics and Circus Day,” the North Providence Youth Center will hold its first week-long day camp over April school... more

Digital photo class offered at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. Hearing Health Consultations will be offered on Thursday, March 30, from 9:30 to... more

American Band concert planned for Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave., will host The American Band Across the U.S.A., a family concert, this Sunday, April 2, at 3 p.m. The performance is directed... more

St. Xavier Academy planning reunion

WARWICK – St. Xavier Academy Class of 1967 is seeking classmates to celebrate its 50-year anniversary at the annual Homecoming and Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 22. A Mass will be held at 11 a.m. at St.... more