Pawtucket

With PawSox leaving, McCoy Stadium fireworks up in the air

Councilor Mercer says seven events are a neighborhood intrusion
PAWTUCKET - Residents in the neighborhood of McCoy Stadium have put up with certain nuisances for a long time, says one city councilman, and it may be time to give them some relief. Councilor Terry... more

Man stabs three with a sword

PAWTUCKET – Three people were stabbed early Sunday morning by an assailant wielding a Samurai-type sword. At around 1:49 a.m., officers from the Pawtucket Police Department responded to the... more

Pawtucket's Wallace pleads guilty to trafficking 17-year-old girl

PROVIDENCE - Ricky "Justice" Wallace, 33, of Pawtucket, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence on Monday to trafficking a 17-year-old woman from the Boston area to Pawtucket for the purposes... more

Varieur revels in Blue Ribbon nomination

Elementary school made great gains in closing achievement gaps
PAWTUCKET - Students and staff at Varieur Elementary School say this has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with hard work and a resolve to meet very high expectations. The school on... more

Pawtucket police: We're conducting thorough investigation into racism

PAWTUCKET - Officials are continuing what they're calling a "thorough investigation" into allegations of racism in the Pawtucket Police Department. Chief Paul King sent out memo last week asking that... more

Councilor Wildenhain: We need electronic speed signs near our schools

PAWTUCKET - If city officials can't find the money to keep local children safe, then they're not doing their job, says one member of the City Council. Councilor Mark Wildenhain said he'll do... more

Rudd calls for restoration of special response team

1 comment(s)
PAWTUCKET - City Council member Tim Rudd is calling for city officials to bring back the police department's special response team, a squad responsible for responding first in case of a local... more

Boys Club will be saved and reused

PAWTUCKET - A city official said he was mistaken last week when he said that two historic buildings on East Avenue are scheduled for demolition. He said Friday evening that one will actually be saved... more

City's pension hit expected to exceed $800,000

PAWTUCKET - The City Council was expected to go behind closed doors to decide whether to approve a state pension settlement. Elected bodies across the state were required to vote on the top-secret... more

The week that was

Assailant stabs three with a sword Police say three people were stabbed early Sunday morning by an assailant wielding a Samurai-like sword. At around 1:49 a.m., officers from the Pawtucket Police... more

McCoy named one of nation's best baseball landmarks in new book

Author offers to testify on city's behalf
PAWTUCKET - As the Pawtucket Red Sox reportedly mull a move to Providence, baseball travel writer Josh Pahigian is out with a new edition of "101 Baseball Places to See Before You Strike Out" that... more

Community Meeting in Pawtucket on Thursday canceled

PAWTUCKET - The Community Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2, at 6 p.m. at Nathaniel Greene Elementary School is canceled to accommodate those wishing to observe Holy Thursday. The meeting will... more

Maj. Martins retiring from Pawtucket Police Department

PAWTUCKET – Maj. Arthur Martins, the 28-year veteran police officer who serves as the spokesman for the Pawtucket Police Department, will work his last day on March 28. In an email to the press... more

'A Different Perspective' for 17th city photo contest

PAWTUCKET - The city of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence have announced the 17th annual city photo contest. This year's contest theme is "Pawtucket: A Different Perspective." Twelve... more

Men's Journal names Pawtucket beer among nation's best

PAWTUCKET - City-based Foolproof Brewing Company's La Ferme Urbaine, a Belgian saison beer, was named one of "The 101 Best Beers in America" by Men's Journal. The only other Rhode Island beer to... more

Davies announces second quarter honor roll

LINCOLN - The following students have been named to the second quarter honor roll at William M. Davies Career & Technical High School. Grade 12 High Honors: Jamie Aguilar, Jonathan Ajuhan, Dylan... more

Prom dress donations sought

CENTRAL FALLS - A "Say Yes to the Dress" drive is being organized by Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center, Central Falls High School, the Pawtucket Prevention Coalition, and The Children's Workshop.... more

2015 R.I. Law Day student essay contest offers $1,000 award

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association, with support from the Rhode Island Department of Education and Roger... more

Seniors invited to learn about identity theft, scams

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host a representative from the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General-Consumer Protection Unit who will speak on consumer fraud,... more

St. Teresa Senior Group lists events

PAWTUCKET - St. Teresa Church Senior Group will hold a board meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at 10 a.m., in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. A business meeting followed by a social gathering will be... more

Birthday Club

April 2 Boston Kenneth Paquette, Happy 7th Birthday to my Boston bunny! How can you be 7? Love, Mama April 3 Happy 7th Birthday Jasmine Daigle! Love, Grampy, Nene, Daddy, Nanna and PaPa Moose April 7... more

Daniele Foods will donate farmers market proceeds to Farm Fresh RI

PAWTUCKET - On Saturday, April 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Daniele Foods will be donating 100 percent of their sales at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market to Farm Fresh Rhode Island, a non-profit... more

Northern R.I. Chamber hosts annual Welcome Home PawSox Luncheon

LINCOLN - The Northern Rhode Island Chamber will hold its annual Welcome Home Pawtucket Red Sox Luncheon on Wednesday, April 8, at noon at the Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road. Fans will... more

Good Friday Walk to benefit homeless, hungry

PAWTUCKET - The 32nd annual Good Friday Walk sponsored by Project Hope/Proyecto Esperanza, the Hospitality House Soup Kitchen, and the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen is set for this Friday, April 3. The... more

Teens invited to talk about anime at library this Thursday

PAWTUCKET - Are you a teen bursting to talk about your favorite anime shows and characters? Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join other fans of Japanese animation to hang out, get to know some new... more

Read 'The Chocolate Touch' with Book Club for Kids

PAWTUCKET - Young readers are invited to participate in the Book Club for Kids program at the Pawtucket Children's Library, 13 Summer St. This month's featured book is "The Chocolate Touch," by... more

Teens invited to join Minecraft Club at the library

PAWTUCKET - Do you love Minecraft, or are you curious to see why everyone loves to play? On Monday, April 6, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Pawtucket Public Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to join... more

Memorial Hospital seeks volunteers

PAWTUCKET - Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has volunteer opportunities available. Those who enjoy interacting with people are invited to act as liaisons with the families of surgical patients.... more

Woodlawn Baptist to hold egg hunt, Holy Week services

PAWTUCKET - Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Ave., announces their Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be at 7 p.m. this Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3. There will be an Easter... more

First Baptist Church lists Holy Week services

PAWTUCKET - First Baptist Church, 91 Cottage St., announces the following Holy Week services. Good Friday Service will be held on Friday, April 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Speakers from Bethany Baptist,... more

Holy Spirit Parish's Flea Market is April 11

CENTRAL FALLS - Holy Spirit Parish will hold its annual Indoor Flea Market in the Church Hall, 1030 Dexter St., on Saturday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables will offer food, jewelry, toys,... more