North Providence

Crime in town up slightly in 2016

Biggest jump in cases related to auto theft
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Crime in town was up by 4 percent in 2016, according to officials from the North Providence Police Department, but they say there’s little reason for concern from the latest... more

Brady seeks overhaul of town’s main meeting spot

Board also starts process for allowing public input
NORTH PROVIDENCE – The 1950s-style platform that Town Council members sit on as they conduct municipal business could soon be demolished as part of a complete overhaul of council chambers on the... more

Leaders balk as DOT denies immediate fix for Greystone bridge

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – A bridge that serves as a key connecting point between North Providence and Johnston is badly in need of being redone, but officials from the Rhode Island Department of... more

Lombardi: No phone calls about overall plowing effort

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town escaped the two snowstorms of the past week relatively unscathed when it came to calls of complaint from residents, said Mayor Charles Lombardi, and he’s taking the quiet... more

Privatized street sweeping, new trash bins could be coming

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NORTH PROVIDENCE – The town could soon have new covered trash totes and privatized street sweeping services under proposals from a pair of Town Council members. Freshman Councilor Stephen DiLorenzo... more

Town enforcing trade name requirement

NORTH PROVIDENCE – About 70 to 75 town businesses have been operating without a trade name certificate, or license to do business with the town. A town employee will soon be visiting businesses to... more

Ruggerio bill creates stiff penalties for assault on delivery people

PROVIDENCE – Concerned with an uptick in assaults on delivery people, Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, of Senate District 4, Providence and North Providence, has introduced legislation to... more

Check for recalled smoke alarms

CUMBERLAND – A manufacturer’s recall of some Kidde... more

In the hall of St. Basil Church, talk turns to peace

Parishioners from Syria, Iraq share thoughts on immigration ban, separation from families in homeland
LINCOLN – Within the hall of a church in Lincoln, founded by Syrian immigrants in the early 1900s, sat a group of about 100 people for a coffee hour after Mass. This particular coffee hour at Saint... more

Centredale School names Feinstein Jr. Scholars

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named Feinstein Jr. Scholars for January at the Centredale School: Sophia Deware, Arron Burke, Cole Richard, Elise Papineau, Zachary Webley,... more

CharterCARE to award oral health program services

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The CharterCARE Foundation is accepting applications for proposals to administer preventative oral health programs, such as education and wellness visits, and corrective dental... more

NP High School Class of 1967 plans reunion

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence High School Class of 1967 will celebrate its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Meehan Overlook at Notte Park. The $67 per person price includes a... more

AARP Chapter 4580 will meet March 2

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence AARP Chapter 4580 will meet on Thursday, March 2, at 1 p.m., at Church of the Presentation, 1981 Mineral Spring Ave. The speaker will be Dino Autiello. Guests are... more

Sales of Kane’s ‘41 Signs of Hope’ to benefit Station Fire Memorial

Feb. 20 will mark the 14th anniversary of the Station Nightclub fire, the fourth-largest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Dave Kane, father of the youngest victim of the fire, 18-year-old Nicholas O... more