Northern Plaza residents report infestation of bed bugs, mice

PAWTUCKET – Keeping bugs and rodents out of Apartment 510 at the Northern Plaza is about as futile as bailing water from a sinking boat, says resident Irving Ortiz. The single father of three... more

Police arrest one of Rhode Island's Most Wanted

CENTRAL FALLS – Central Falls detectives have arrested a 26-year-old man identified as one of Rhode Island’s Most Wanted. Detectives received information that fugitive Ishmael Lee was staying in... more

Pawtucket man pleads to 1990 child molestation

Pawtucket resident William “Willie” Turner, 48, pleased no contest Thursday before Superior Court Justice Joseph Montalbano to one count of first-degree child molestation. Under the terms of the... more

Man charged for driving drunk with 2-year-old in car

PAWTUCKET – A Providence man was charged with drunk driving with a toddler in his car after Rhode Island State Police stopped him for a seatbelt violation Thursday. The suspect’s blood-alcohol level... more

New York firm wins bidding for Central Avenue property

New homes planned to attract millennials
PAWTUCKET – A New York-based firm won the bidding for a five-acre property off Central Avenue last Friday, and company officials are planning a residential complex. Evergreen Funding Services LLC... more

Ankner wants cameras to monitor for snow violations, other issues

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PAWTUCKET – New Public Works Director William Ankner says he would like to see all city snow plows equipped with dashboard cameras to help winter plowing efforts, including catching residents... more

Officials: We’ve held the line on taxes and deserve car tax relief

PAWTUCKET – City officials are rejecting suggestions that they haven’t done a good enough job holding down local taxes and shouldn’t be rewarded with the most significant car tax reimbursements under... more

DPW still determining roads to be repaved

PAWTUCKET – The sure bet for 2017 is that 26 miles of roadway will be repaved as part of an ongoing infrastructure improvement effort, say officials. What isn’t clear yet are exactly which roads will... more

Board delays decisions on Pawtucket pot centers

PAWTUCKET – Members of the Pawtucket Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday agreed with city officials’ request to delay action on three proposals for marijuana grow facilities. Chairman Douglas McKinnon... more

Officials look to add attractive elements to parking garage plan

PAWTUCKET – City officials plan to meet with representatives for RGB Architects and the Pawtucket Foundation this week to see what kind of aesthetic improvements can be incorporated into a redesign... more

Pawtucket schools receive $17,908 in Fuel Up grants

PAWTUCKET – Seven Pawtucket schools have won a combined $17,908 for promotion of healthy food and purchasing physical education equipment. Pawtucket schools participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60... more

Grebien will host series of community meetings

PAWTUCKET – To promote more open dialogue between Pawtucket City Hall and residents, Mayor Donald Grebien and other officials are holding a series of community meetings for constituents and residents... more

Grebien announces partnership with Small Business Development Center

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien and the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center announced a partnership to provide assistance to existing and prospective entrepreneurs. The SBDC will have a... more

Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Parade coming Saturday

PAWTUCKET – A city tradition, the Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Parade will return this Saturday, March 4, starting at noon near McCoy Stadium and ending in front of City Hall. An after party will be held... more

Cano announces third Women’s History Month Celebration

PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Sandra Cano and members of an organizing committee have announced Pawtucket’s third annual Women’s History Month Celebration, set to take place March 8 from 10:30 a.m. to... more

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition planned

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Foundation and the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative are partnering for the 10th annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition. The show is open to all artists, in all media.... more

Midwinter Mingle set for Saturday at Hope Artiste Village

PAWTUCKET – More than 50 handmade and vintage purveyors from all over New England will be selling their wares at the Mill Gypsies 2nd annual Midwinter Mingle at Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St.,... more

Free tax prep service comes to Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – To aid low- and middle-income workers in preparing their income tax returns and ensure they receive the tax credits and refunds they’re due, United Way of Rhode Island is bringing the... more

Pawtucket Public Library opens new Jobs Club

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., has developed a new Jobs Club to help job seekers that will begin meeting on March 3. The club will meet on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon.... more

Mattress day moved to March 11

PAWTUCKET – The city’s regular free monthly day for dropping off mattresses, box springs and e-waste has been put off from this Saturday, March 4, due to the Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Parade and 5K... more

Birthday Club

March 6 Happy Birthday, Gloria Tanguay, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 9 Pat Erickson, Happy Birthday from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! March 15 The Valley Breeze wishes... more

St. Teresa Seniors announce events

PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa Church Senior Group will hold a business meeting and St. Patrick’s Day sing-along in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave., on Thursday, March 2, at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be... more

St. Matthew Trinity Ash Wednesday services

PAWTUCKET – St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Ave., invites eveyone to attend the church’s Ash Wednesday services, Wednesday, March 1, at noon and 7 p.m. Sunday services are at 10 a.... more

Church of the Good Shepherd hosts winter clothes clearance Bag Sale

PAWTUCKET – The Trash or Treasure Shop of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, will be conducting a winter clothes clearance Bag Sale beginning Wednesday, March 1, and continuing through... more

Slater Mill Historical Lecture set for March 3

PAWTUCKET – The Slater Mill Historical Lecture will visit the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Friday, March 3, at 12:30 p.m. This historical presentation is free and welcome to seniors... more

Annual Irish celebration fundraiser set for March 3

CENTRAL FALLS – The 20th annual Irish Celebration fundraiser for the Ralph J. Holden Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held Friday, March 3, at Club Madeirense, 46 Madeira Ave., from 7 p.m. to... more