Pawtucket

Investigation finds seven extra dropouts at Shea High

One former student found in prison
PAWTUCKET - School officials' investigation of graduation data at Shea High School has found that the school had seven more dropouts than previously reported to the Rhode Island Department of... more

Man arrested for robbing C.F. Broad Street CVS

CENTRAL FALLS – Police have arrested Cranston resident Robert Pernini, 41, for stealing money from the CVS store at 309 Broad Street near the Pawtucket city line. On Tuesday around 7:25 p.m., members... more

Police arrest Cumberland man for Pawtucket bank robbery

UPDATE Pawtucket police have arrested 26-year-old Brendan Fox of Cumberland in connection with the bank robbery at the Citizens Bank at 800 Newport Ave. last Friday. During his investigation,... more

Most police incidents, arrests happen on just a few city streets

PAWTUCKET - Police in Pawtucket responded to 30 or more incidents apiece on 12 different streets during the first six months of the 2015. Officers responded to 2,143 incidents total during the first... more

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen staff: Return Jesus, get a free meal

PAWTUCKET - The figures in the vegetable garden outside the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen have long held a special place in the hearts of those who run the facility. Adrienne Marchetti, director of the... more

Rehab of Main Street Bridge on target for November

PAWTUCKET - The restoration of the historic Main Street Bridge just up the river from the Slater Mill is on budget and on time, say city officials. The $800,000 project is set to be complete by... more

YMCA's Ess McNulty leaves his mark during 46-year career

PAWTUCKET - Esselton "Ess" McNulty, general director of the YMCA of Pawtucket, announced last week he'll retire this fall after a career of 46 years with the Y. McNulty has been the general director... more

Officials: Report sets stage for revival of downtown

PAWTUCKET - A report from the Washington, D.C.-based International Economic Development Council lays the foundation for city officials to ramp up their efforts to revitalize the downtown area. The... more

Pawtucket City Hall hours extended through October

PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced that extended hours of service at City Hall, an initiative to provide greater access to services for residents and businesses, will continue through... more

Pawtucket man charged after string of breaking and entering incidents

PAWTUCKET - Police caught a 22-year-old city man breaking into a home on Elmcrest Drive on Thursday and soon found out that this was not the first time. At around 11:20 a.m. Pawtucket police received... more

Council passes rules for body works spas

PAWTUCKET - The City Council last week granted second and final approval to Councilor Tim Rudd's "body works services" ordinance regulating massage parlors in the city. Local police now have a tool... more

Police arrest Pawtucket couple for stealing headstone

PAWTUCKET - Police arrested a city couple and charged them with felony desecration of a grave for allegedly stealing a headstone from the St. Francis Cemetery and removing the names on it. On... more

Pawtucket marks Victory Day on Aug. 10

PAWTUCKET - Observe Victory Day in Pawtucket on Monday, Aug. 10, with a ceremony and wreath laying at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Exchange Street, adjacent... more

Library celebrates ADA with story hours

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library will join with the Pawtucket Arts and Cultural Commission and VSA Arts of Rhode Island to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities... more

St. Rays announces fourth quarter honor roll

PAWTUCKET - The following students have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll at St. Raphael Academy. Grade 12 High Honors: Vanessa Dos Anjos, Auston Gillis, Minghao Li. First Honors: Francesca... more

Kids invited to sign up for August book club at the library

PAWTUCKET - Young readers are invited to sign up for the August Book Club for Kids program at the Pawtucket Children's Library. The first 15 kids to register at the library will receive a free... more

Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers

PAWTUCKET - Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? If the answer is yes, then Memorial Hospital has several volunteer positions available. Hospital... more

Birthday Club

Aug. 3 Happy Birthday Karen Buckley, from all your friends at The Valley Breeze! Aug. 12 Cadyn Toner, Happy 4th Birthday! Love, Mom, Dad and your baby brother. Aug. 19 Cindy Hersom, have a Happy... more

Tolman Class of 1990 reunites Aug. 22

PAWTUCKET - William E. Tolman Class of 1990 will celebrate its 25-year reunion on Aug. 22, at The Whiskey Republic, 515 South Water St., Providence. For more information, contact Sharon Day at 401-... more

National Night Out event in C.F.

CENTRAL FALLS - The Central Falls Police Department, in partnership with the Central Falls Prevention Coalition, will present its National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m... more

Deadline for Hall of Fame nominations is fast approaching

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 Pawtucket Hall of Fame. This annual signature event is a celebration to recognize those individuals, who through... more

St. Teresa Senior Group meets Aug. 4

PAWTUCKET - The St. Teresa Senior Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 4, for a board meeting. On Thursday, Sept. 3, there will be a meeting, membership signup, election for assistant secretary and e-board... more

Grainger Foundation donates to Davies

LINCOLN - The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill., has donated $5,000 to William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in support of its... more

Leon Mathieu Senior Center lists weekly programs

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., announces its weekly schedule of programs. Adults 55 and above are welcome to participate in these programs. Mondays: Knitting Class, 9:30-... more

Stop in Pawtucket leads to discovery of loaded pistol

PAWTUCKET – A Pawtucket resident faces firearms charges after police stopped him for various infractions and found a loaded pistol in his car. Officers Justin Jesse and Ronald Jones were on patrol in... more

Pawtucket police nab man for stealing from cars

PAWTUCKET – Police arrested a man on three counts of tampering with an auto and one count of larceny under $1,500 after catching him stealing from vehicles. Officers got a call late Wednesday night... more