North Providence

It’s ‘crunch time’ for school upgrade plans; delay possible

NORTH PROVIDENCE – There is a lot to do in a short timeframe for a facility upgrade plan for North Providence schools – and if deadlines are not met, the project may be delayed a year. In order for... more

Lombardi negotiates $1 million purchase of commercial complex

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi, with authority from the Town Council, negotiated the sale of a commercial complex at 1825 Mineral Spring Ave. for $1,025,000. Lombardi was set to present... more

Union downplays DPW plow drivers situation

DPW director: ‘Mice among men. This is a sad state of affairs’
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Leaders of Rhode Island Council 94, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO last week defended North Providence public works employees against... more

ACLU calls for review of state Open Meetings Act

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PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island is characterizing public meeting agendas in Rhode Island as “often vague, lacking critical information, and at times entirely unhelpful... more

Postle says NP cemeteries the worst he’s seen

Looks to partner with groups to bring them back
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Ken Postle was searching the cemeteries of Lincoln for members of the Angell family when the trail took him to nearby North Providence. Postle, a seeker and restorer of old... more

Lombardi suspends Nascenzi, will consolidate his position

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mayor Charles Lombardi says he’s followed Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena’s lead and suspended Building Official Ben Nascenzi for 30 days. Nascenzi works in North Providence only on... more

O’Brien sponsoring bills aimed at saving people money

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Rep. William W. O’Brien is cosponsoring three proposed laws with the aim of keeping dollars in the pockets of Rhode Island’s taxpayers. The three bills he is backing would: •... more

R.I. Billiards grinder featured in Food Fights Throwdown

RI Food Fights will “settle the Italian grinder argument once and for all” with the Italian Grinder Throwdown, running through Feb. 29. The contest, featuring North Providence’s own RI Billiards Bar... more

Rollout of Health Equity Zone is Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Health Equity Zone (HEZ) will host a free public event this Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the North Providence High School auditorium, 1828 Mineral... more

O’Neill introduces bills extending tax break to pickup trucks

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Sen. Edward O’Neill, of Senate District 17, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, has introduced two bills that would give pickup truck owners the same tax break as those... more

Corvese introduces bill to ban fireworks after midnight

NORTH PROVIDENCE – State Rep. Arthur Corvese is offering yet another bill to limit use of fireworks in Rhode Island. The bill from Corvese, of House District 55 North Providence, would prohibit use... more

Free information session on weight loss surgery to be held Feb. 10

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams Medical Center is offering its next free informational session on weight loss surgery on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the hospital’s Kay Auditorium. The... more

O’Neill’s resolution would extend Ethics Commission oversight to General Assembly

PROVIDENCE – State Sen. Edward J. O’Neill has introduced Resolution S 2060 asking the voters of Rhode Island to amend the state’s Constitution to give the Rhode Island Ethics Commission jurisdiction... more

Birthday Club

Feb. 21 Happy Birthday, Mary Conte! From, your girls

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center announces the following programs. Learn more about women and heart disease on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. RIPTA... more

Fatima Hospital offers weekly sessions to help manage diabetes

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Diabetes Management Center at Fatima Hospital is offering two, two-hour classes that will meet weekly for a total of five weeks beginning on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m... more

Pasta dinner to benefit LLS and Maddie’s Mission

JOHNSTON – A pasta night fundraiser will be held at PJ’s Pub, 198 Putnam Pike, on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event is run by Maddie’s Mission,... more

Tri-Town offers free tax prep services to qualified applicants

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Tri-Town Community Action Agency is looking for taxpayers to apply for free tax preparation through the agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. “Last year, our... more

Vincent 'Buddy' Cianci funeral Monday

The Nardolillo Funeral Home has posted former Providence Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci's obituary online. Cianci died on Jan. 28 at the age of 74. "In 1974 the city of Providence’s future changed... more

Free New Hampshire bus trips for Clinton supporters

WARWICK – Joseph M. McNamara, chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, announced that there will be free bus service to New Hampshire for supporters of the Get Out the Vote effort for Hillary... more