Shea graduates told to live with love, avoid complacency

PAWTUCKET – Family and friends of Shea High School, filling the bleacher seats at Max Read Field more than an hour before the evening ceremony began last Wednesday, June 6, roared and cheered upon... more

Pawtucket identifies nine properties for receivership

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PAWTUCKET – This week, Mayor Donald Grebien announced that the city has identified nine abandoned and problematic properties to be placed in receivership. Now in their second year of a blight... more

Shorey named '40 Under Forty' winner

CUMBERLAND – Valley Breeze Managing Editor Ethan Shorey has been named by Providence Business News as one of its “40 Under Forty” winners for 2018. "The women and men to be recognized in the 2018... more

Tolman grads praised for academic achievements, social awareness

PAWTUCKET – If there’s one thing Principal Christopher Savastano says he wants the Tolman High School Class of 2018 to remember, it’s to always strive for “more than perseverance.” Hundreds gathered... more

Officials hail completion of Division Street Bridge

PAWTUCKET – The downtown area is seeing light at the end of the tunnel in the lengthy reconstruction of local bridges. The Division Street Bridge, which served as key detour route for trucks when the... more

Police investigating incident after dog’s death

PAWTUCKET – Police are looking into claims from city resident Ida Lima that one of her dogs died after officers refused to allow her to make a phone call following an arrest on a minor charge.... more

Araujo wins big, moves on to round 2

PAWTUCKET – Michael Araujo responded to his win in the Democratic primary on June 5 with the same even tone he’d used in the days leading up to election day. Winning a special election primary is... more

St. Ray’s grads urged to focus on compassion, character

PAWTUCKET – Members of the Class of 2018 at St. Raphael Academy will attend many of the finest colleges in the country, their SAT scores setting the mark for all future classes. Athletically, they... more

JMW: Small class with big potential

PAWTUCKET – The Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Arts Class of 2018 may be small, at 35 members, but officials and students alike made it known at a June 7 commencement ceremony that the graduates... more

Officials testify in favor of bills to help reopen Memorial

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien last week testified in support of Senate bills 2953 and 2954 and House bills 8245 and 8242, which will impact the potential reopening or conversion of Memorial... more

Jacqueline M. Walsh School Class of 2018

PAWTUCKET – The following students, listed with their majors, are members of the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts Class of 2018. Anthony Ashton – Music Sydney Bienstock... more

JMW seniors receive awards at Honors Night

PAWTUCKET – The following awards were presented at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts’ Honors Night on May 29. • Yana DeBlois: Spanish Award, English • Danielle... more

Charbonneau announces re-election campaign

PAWTUCKET – School Committee Chairman Gerard Charbonneau has announced his campaign for re-election, citing significant districtwide school renovations and rising test scores across all grade levels... more

Flanagan challenging Barry in Council District 4

PAWTUCKET – Lifelong Pawtucket resident Joe Flanagan has announced his intention to run for the City Council District 4 seat currently held by John Barry III. “Not only have I lived in the city of... more

Maguire running in District 4

PAWTUCKET – Andrew “Drew” Maguire has officially announced his run for City Council District 4 in Pawtucket. Maguire, who was raised in Warwick, moved to Pawtucket six years ago with his wife, and... more

Vitali running to retain at-large council seat

PAWTUCKET – Incumbent City Councilor Albert Vitali Jr., 59, is announcing his campaign for re-election for City Council at-large. The five-term councilman is a lifelong resident and Pawtucket... more

Vasquez running for city council at-large

PAWTUCKET – Elena Vasquez, running on a platform of bringing residents of the city together, announced this week that she is running as a Democrat for Pawtucket City Council at-large. “It is with... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee seeks nominations

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. This annual signature event is a celebration to recognize those individuals... more

Saint Raphael Academy Class of 2018

Brianna Janaé Agosto William Ainsburg Kevin Alezker + Isaiah Aaron Barrientos #+* William Bartels Albin Bautista Huascar Beato Falyn Bennett + Taylor Mary Birchall + Lexie Rae Bolano Micayla Rose... more

Shea High School Class of 2018

Afolabi E. Abayomi *+^# Joseph O. Adegboyega *+^# Dominic Aguirre Takhy Aidara Qu’ran Aiken Odair Almeida Silveira # Kevin D. Alves Anthonette V. Amoah Amy S. Angervil + Mardoche Angervil Martha... more

William E. Tolman High School Class of 2018

Jacqueline S. Afriyeib+* Jessica Aguiar+* Jonathan O. Alicea Alex Aponte Lorena A. Ariza+* Santiago Ayala Ailine R. Baptista+* Mharlin J. Baptista Deven J. Barbosa Gina M. Barbosa+ Roberto... more

William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School Class of 2018

Brian J. Aldana Francesco Alfieri, Jr. Hamzah Almajzoub Zuhra Almajzoub Leila Almarawi Kalia K. Alves Christopher Anaya Kathia N. Andaluz Karine Antelo Yesenia A. Arrecis Carl A. Augustin Samuel... more

St. Teresa Seniors choose executive board

PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa Senior Citizens Group met June 7 to approve the executive board for the coming fiscal years Sept. 2018/June 2020. Officers are: Deb Seaton, president; Joanne Needham, vice... more

Friends of the Pawtucket Library seeks book donations

PAWTUCKET – The Friends of the Pawtucket Public Library is seeking donations of gently used books for the upcoming Summer Book Sale on Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Pawtucket... more