North Providence

DOJ orders halt to spending of NP Google cash

Town officials must settle 'governing authority' question
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice have halted further spending of the town's $60 million Google windfall in the face of swirling controversy about who has final... more

Four NP streets to be renamed to meet 911 compliance

Town likely to foot the changeover cost
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Four local streets will get new names as part of a plan to bring them into compliance with the state's emergency 911 system and avoid potential future tragedies if an emergency... more

Permit for Smith Street condos deemed incomplete

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A controversial application to build duplex condos off Smith Street behind the Wine & Cheese Restaurant was put off last week after members of the Planning Board were notified... more

DiCenzos now seeking development minus 'paper street'

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town officials' bartering for a better price on an abandoned lot of land off Douglas Avenue appears to have backfired for now, as the owners of land alongside it are trying to... more

Teto: School vacation week goes one of two ways

This week before school vacation always ends up going in one of two ways. The first way, my personal favorite, is a laid-back week where teachers still teach and students do work, but nothing is... more

Team KJ raises money in honor of classmate with cancer

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The kids in Jill Harraka's 5th-grade class at Dr. Joseph A. Whelan Elementary School earned themselves a pizza party for raising the most money during a recent Pennies for Patients... more

Meat prices on the rise, with no relief expected by summer

Sellers are reluctant to pass on the costs, hopeful for grilling season
The cost of meat is hitting record highs, with little or no relief expected by the summer grilling season. Experts say there are a variety of factors for the unusually high prices, from bad weather... more

Week that was

Green indicted for alleged attack on girlfriend Frank Green, 40, of 94 Alexander St., was indicted by the Providence County Grand Jury on charges that he tried to kill a former girlfriend. Green... more

Fire officials inspecting hydrants in N. Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the North Providence Fire Department have started annual hydrant inspections. The yearly program is a "vital component" of providing fire protection, according to a news... more

URI debate of right, left,April 26 asks what policies are best for failing state?

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity is inviting the public to a state policy debate on Saturday, April 26 at the University of Rhode Island's Swan Hall, 60 Upper... more

Easter services

Allendale Baptist Church, 545 Woonasquatucket Ave., North Providence, 401-231-7669. Sunday, April 20 - Easter service at 10:30 a.m. Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St., Lincoln... more

Fire officials inspecting hydrants in town

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Members of the North Providence Fire Department have started annual hydrant inspections. The yearly program is a "vital component" of providing fire protection, according to a news... more

Library to host vacation week programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center announces the following programs. Project Chick: Casey's Farm will present a talk about a variety of eggs... more

Allendale Baptist Church Food Pantry open Saturday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Allendale Baptist Church Food Pantry, 545 Woonasquatucket Ave., will be distributing food on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The pantry will have extra items to... more

Birchwood six-week summer camp set for June 23 to Aug. 1

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence School Department, together with Kids Klub, will host a six-week summer camp for North Providence students entering grades 5, 6 or 7 next year. Sailing into... more

Fatima Hospital to host diabetes outpatient class

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Diabetes is an epidemic, say officials from Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, and recognizing that informed individuals are better able to manage the complex disease, the Diabetes... more

Police will hold drug take-back day April 26

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Police Department, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., will host a drug take-back event on Saturday, April 26. Police are once again partnering with the U.S. Department... more

Walt's Roast Beef to celebrate re-grand opening

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Walt's Roast Beef, located at 2050 Smith St. in Centredale, will hold a re-grand opening week to celebrate a new look, new menu choices, and a contest to name the restaurant's new... more

Happy Notes present a spring concert at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. A program on stress and anxiety will be presented on Thursday, April 17, at... more

Davies announces second quarter honor roll

LINCOLN - The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at William Davies JR. Career & Technical High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Mauricio Agudelo, Maria Ataxca,... more

AARP Chapter 4580 will meet April 24

NORTH PROVIDENCE - AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, April 24, 1 p.m., at the Dillon Council Knights of Columbus, Douglas Avenue. Guests and new members are welcome. Members are... more

Insight to hold tech fair Wednesday

WARWICK - Insight, a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services for Rhode Islanders who are blind and visually impaired, is hosting a free Low Vision Technology Fair on Wednesday,... more