North Providence

Chief Pelagio forms public safety complex committee

Hope is to break ground within 10 months
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Police Chief Chris Pelagio has appointed a nine-member committee to hammer out the details of a future public safety complex diagonally across from the high school. Pelagio said he... more

Lymansville Lofts project gets the tax treaty it needs

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Town Council's ordinance and finance committees have approved a seven-year tax treaty that makes way for the redevelopment of the crumbling Lymansville Mill. The Lymansville... more

Court: Immigration officials may be held accountable for unlawful detention of Morales

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In what's being called "an important victory against overzealous and unconstitutional immigration enforcement practices," a federal appeals court on Monday rejected efforts by immigration officials... more

Town needs 150 signatures to be an Energy Champion

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PROVIDENCE - SmartPower and National Grid have announced that the town of North Providence, led by Mayor Charles Lombardi and members of the Youth Commission, is on the cusp of being named Rhode... more

Blue Cross, CharterCARE announce initiative to improve the lives of seniors

PROVIDENCE - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and CharterCARE Health Partners have announced a partnership that officials say will coordinate and enhance health care for 6,500 BCBSRI... more

R.I. Senate passes Nesselbush's wage theft legislation

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Senate passed Sen. Donna Nesselbush's legislation that gives employees several ways to collect wages due from nonpaying employers. The legislation also increases the... more

Woman who wants council fired is arrested in domestic incident

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The local woman who called for the entire Town Council to be fired due to her dissatisfaction with traffic-calming measures implemented on Smithfield Road was arrested at home last... more

College news

Kayla Marciano of North Providence has graduated cum laude from the nursing program at Rhode Island College. She plans to begin her nursing career in the fall at Miriam Hospital. Alexa Albanese of... more

Former Chafee aide Hawkins killed in Warwick bike accident

Police this week identified the man killed after a collision in Warwick as North Providence resident Charles Hawkins, 64. The Journal reported that Hawkins served as a legislative aide to U.S.... more

Enjoy National Night Out at Notte Park Aug. 4

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Mayor Charles Lombardi and members of the North Providence Police Department are inviting residents to their annual National Night Out, which will be held on Aug. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m... more

NP students likely get to wear sandals in 2015-'16

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Students at the middle and high school levels will be allowed to wear sandals to school in the coming year under a proposed rule change. Under a planned vote on a revised... more

Sixth Woony River Ride Bike-A-Thon is planned

PROVIDENCE -The 6th annual Woony River Ride will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19. This year's route connects Rhode Island's two American Heritage River bike paths. The Woony Ride benefits youth and... more