North Providence

Volunteers, staff feed ever-growing crowds at St. Edward Center

PROVIDENCE - What started with little more than an empty building and a vision has turned into a vital community resource for those who are down and out. The Rev. Edward Cardente said it was Jan. 26... more

Lombardi: We'll live and learn from bad DPW hire

Says Woonsocket's former mayor recommended Harnois
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi is taking the blame for last week's controversial hiring of a man with a laundry list of past accusations against him, saying town officials must make better... more

Catanzaro, council want full accounting of grant money for parks

Mayor: Once again she's running a 'Vaudeville show'
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town Council President Kristen Catanzaro says she believes the town is pouring all of its recreation grant resources into one park, Notte Park and the abutting Camp Meehan, while... more

Recycling to become districtwide by Dec. 1

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - A recycling pilot program that started at Ricci Middle School more than a year ago will soon become districtwide, as school and town officials continue the push to become more... more

Local resident, sister, start wedding wine business

North Providence resident Sheri Muller and her sister, Kimberly Llewellyn, of Florida, were sitting under a starry sky in Providence last summer, talking about their plans for going into business... more

Town's tree lighting ceremony is set for Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held this Sunday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 2000 Smith St. The festivities will include Santa arriving on... more

NP student wins Thanksgiving drawing contest

NORTH PROVIDENCE - A 5th grade student from James L. McGuire Elementary School was named the winner of The Dr. Day Care Learning Center's Thanksgiving drawing contest. Jahrell David, 10, had his... more

Fruit Hill Association meets Dec. 3

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The next general meeting of the Fruit Hill Neighborhood Association will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., in the Gemma Room at St. Mary's Home for Children, 420 Fruit Hill Ave.

Lombardi's 'Winter Fest' holiday party at Twin River Dec. 13

Mayor Charles Lombardi will hold his annual holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Twin River Casino in Lincoln. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. This year's theme is "Winter Fest," and the fundraiser... more

Rhode Island Post Card Club meets Sunday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Post Card Club holds its next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus St. Anthony Council hall, 1 Volturno St. Post cards of... more

Loggia Vittoria Sons of Italy plans holiday events

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Loggia Vittoria Order Sons of Italy in America will hold a Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Lancellotta's Restaurant, 1113 Charles St. There will be dinner... more

Troop 5 selling Christmas wreaths

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Boy Scout Troop 5 will be selling fresh Christmas wreaths as a part of its annual fundraising efforts. The door wreaths, 12 inches inside diameter, are $15 each, and the wall... more

Centredale School collecting toys

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Centredale School, 21 Angell Ave., is collected toys for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program now through Friday, Dec. 12. New, unwrapped toys can be placed in the Toys for Tots... more