North Providence

Mayor questions $17,586 payment to former Chief Catanzaro

Wants the money returned to the town; calls for investigation
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi and his staff say they made an unexpected discovery last week as they were searching old pay records - an overpayment of $17,586 to former Fire Chief Steven... more

Warren: Crumbling 146 overpass a 'tragedy' waiting to happen

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A local councilman is calling on the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to do something about the crumbling Route 146 overpass over Mineral Spring Avenue before it's too... more

Projo: Drivers will throw Express farther up driveway

Journal will also reimburse for snowblower damage
NORTH PROVIDENCE - A representative of The Providence Journal has agreed to meet Councilor Raymond DeStefanis halfway on his request to have the free weekly Projo Express editions dropped at doors... more

Council will dig into budget Thursday

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Town Council will hold an all-day budget session on Thursday where Mayor Charles Lombardi and his department heads will answer questions on hundreds of line items. Two big... more

NP School Committee passes charter school resolution

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence School Committee has joined Cumberland, Lincoln and North Smithfield in asking the state to place a moratorium on charter schools until the fair funding... more

Officials look to buy property next to Town Hall

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town officials are set to buy a residential property next door to Town Hall, a purchase Mayor Charles Lombardi says will allow them to alleviate some of the long-term parking... more

Grant helps expand marine trades program to summer, after school

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Students in the marine trades program at Ricci and Birchwood middle schools will learn the art of boat building this summer, thanks to a $12,000 grant from Cox Charities. While the... more

UNAP welcomes 400 new members at Fatima Hospital

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Rhode Island's largest health care union, announced last month that the service and maintenance personnel at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital... more

Donation lowers fees for new adult recreation league

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Due to a "generous donation" to a fledgling adult recreation league in town, registration fees are now $45 for everyone instead of $85 for individuals and $75 for each person... more

Celebrate Mother's Day at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following events. The program Stroke Awareness and Rehabilitation will be presented on Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 a... more

Jets bingo fundraiser is this Friday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Jets Youth Football and Cheerleading League will host a bingo fundraiser on Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 326 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Play 10... more

Library closed this week for renovations

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center will be closed through this Friday, May 8, for a second-floor facelift made possible by a grant from The... more

NP's Giammarco awarded Red Sox Service scholarship

PROVIDENCE - National Grid and the Boston Red Sox awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Gianna Giammarco, of North Providence, through the Rhode Island Red Sox Service Scholarship program. National Grid... more

Fatima's Diabetes Center offers weekly sessions

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Diabetes Management Center at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is offering weekly two-hour classes on diabetes management beginning this Thursday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.... more

NCCC to host women's health and wellness event May 12

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Central Chamber of Commerce will host a "Ladies & Lipstick" event, Health, Wellness & Connections, on Tuesday, May 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima... more

Donations of new and used musical instruments needed

PROVIDENCE - The Instruments for Children Program of the Rhode Island Rhythm and Blues Preservation Society is reaching out to potential donors of used or new musical instruments for children in... more