Pawtucket

Major development planned near future Pawtucket train station

PAWTUCKET – The prospect of a train station in Pawtucket by 2020 is enough for First National Development to break with its practice of dealing only in residential projects. Aurora Leigh, project... more

Seekonk police seek three suspects in break-ins

SEEKONK, Mass. – The three people seen in the above surveillance photos are wanted for breaking into a number of storage units in Seekonk. A red truck was used and appears to be a Dodge Dakota.... more

Police want leads in shooting of Pawtucket man

PAWTUCKET – Police are now confirming the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s announcement that Pawtucket resident Dylan Contreras died from a gunshot wound to the head, and they're asking for the public... more

Urban Smart Growth wins big for development 
at Hope Artiste

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation voted Monday to award Urban Smart Growth the last piece of financing it needs to complete the redevelopment of the Hope Artiste Village at 1005 Main... more

Pendulum study will focus on long stay at McCoy

PAWTUCKET – The announcement Monday by state, city, and Pawtucket Red Sox officials that architectural design firm Pendulum Studio II LLC was selected to study McCoy Stadium as a long-term home was... more

Pawtucket crash victim died of gunshot wound

PAWTUCKET – Someone shot and killed a man who crashed his BMW into a tree on Underwood Street early last Saturday morning, official sources confirmed Tuesday. The state medical examiner determined... more

Council seeks increased fines, better crosswalk markings

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PAWTUCKET – The City Council, at Councilor Thomas Hodge’s urging, is asking city attorneys for an opinion on upping fines for drivers caught speeding within 50 feet of a crosswalk. Hodge say he... more

No ‘snow day’ after ‘decisive victory’ for lunch workers

PAWTUCKET – The city’s school lunch workers said they achieved “a decisive victory for all women who feed the kids and the fight for equal pay” after agreeing to a new contract with food service... more

Henry Shelton, advocate for the poor, remembered

PAWTUCKET – Henry Shelton was remembered this week as a man who cared more about the poor and hurting than just about anyone. Shelton, founder of the George Wiley Center in Pawtucket and an anti-... more

Jury convicts two grocery workers in $2.6 million scheme

PROVIDENCE – A federal court jury in Providence has convicted two employees of a Pawtucket grocery store, the Dominican Supermarket, for their participation in a conspiracy to use the stolen... more

Bounce Utopia offers jumping fun

SEEKONK, Mass. – Bounce Utopia, a place for kids who love to bounce around, is now open at 17 Central Ave. Owner Danielle McHale, a Pawtucket native and Seekonk resident, said she was inspired to... more

Missing Pawtucket man found safe

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket police canceled a Silver Alert for a missing city man after he was found early Saturday morning. The alert was issued late Friday night for Francisco Carpio, an 80-year-old... more

Police hunt for man who robbed Bank of America

CENTRAL FALLS – Police are searching for a suspect seen in a surveillance video robbing the Bank of America branch at 374 Broad St. Saturday morning at around 10:55 a.m. An unidentified light-... more

Pawtucket police seek bank robber

PAWTUCKET – On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m., Pawtucket police responded to the Pawtucket Credit Union at 540 Broadway for a bank robbery. It was reported that a lone white male with olive... more

Beef, veal and bison recalled for possible E. coli

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Adams Farm Slaughterhouse is recalling beef, veal, and bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The beef... more

Tickets available for annual tourism dinner Oct. 6

PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council is celebrating 31 years at its annual dinner on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., in Pawtucket. This year’s... more

CodeRED notification planned for tonight

PAWTUCKET – September is National Preparedness month and the Pawtucket/Central Falls Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Mangement Agency’s America’s PrepareAthon... more

Citizens Bank announces grants for local organizations

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank announced $40,000 in grants as part of its Growing Communities initiative in Central Falls and Pawtucket. Growing Communities is part of Citizens Helping Citizens... more

Board of Canvassers plans final voter registration drives Sunday and Oct. 9

PAWTUCKET – The Board of Canvassers will hold two final registration drives before the Oct. 9 deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. This Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon to 3 p.... more

Library opens Sunday with live music on the lawn

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library will be open on Sundays beginning Oct. 2. Come for a live music event featuring the What Cheer? Brigade on the library lawn starting at noon. The brigade is... more

Birthday Club

Oct. 4 Michaela Mongeon, Happy 16th Birthday to our Goddaughter, Godsister and cousin! Love, Auntie Lou, Uncle Mike, Melissa, Aidan and Jeremy. Caleb C. Frade, Happy 6th Birthday! Have a great day.... more

Woodlawn neighbors meet Oct. 11

PAWTUCKET – The Woodlawn Neighborhood Association quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Woodlawn Community Center, 210 West Ave. The guest speakers will be Councilors... more

Franco receives automotive scholarship

LINCOLN – The Little Rhody Pontiac, Oakland, GMC Automobile Club of Rhode Island recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Edy Franco of Pawtucket. The scholarship was created and offered to... more

Good Shepherd Church announces yard sale, pasta dinner

PAWTUCKET – The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, announces the following events. An indoor/outdoor yard sale will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.... more

Relay for Healthy Aging set for Saturday

PAWTUCKET – The Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center will hold its 3rd annual Relay for Healthy Aging fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pariseau Field, McCoy Stadium Annex. The... more

Open house at Saint Raphael Academy planned for Sunday

PAWTUCKET – Saint Raphael Academy invites prospective students and their families to an open house this Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. Registration will be in Alumni Hall, 194 Walcott St.... more

Senior Center offers tech education program

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., is offering a Cyber-Senior Program on Mondays, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This program is a free intergenerational technology education and... more

Senior Center hosts flu vaccine clinic Thursday

PAWTUCKET – A flu vaccine clinic sponsored by the VNA of Care New England is scheduled at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Pre-register for a... more

Senior Center gambling prevention program

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will host a gambling addiction prevention program on Friday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m. A representative from CODAC Behavioral Healthcare will... more

Shingles vaccine clinic at the Senior Center Oct. 6

PAWTUCKET – A shingles vaccine clinic will be held at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shingles vaccinations will be covered by Blue... more

St. Teresa Seniors host meet and greet Sunday

PAWTUCKET – St. Teresa Church Seniors will hold a meet and greet on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the church hall, 358 Newport Ave. The group is open to anyone age 55 and older. Meetings... more

City offers new mattress disposal program starting Saturday

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien announced today that the city of Pawtucket, in partnership with its trash and recycling vendor, MTG Disposal, will provide an added service to Pawtucket residents... more

Young readers invited to book club at the library

PAWTUCKET – Young readers are invited to sign up for the October Book Club for Kids program at the Pawtucket Children’s Library. This month’s featured book is “Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur,” by Luke... more

Gatchell Post will host pasta dinner Sept. 29

PAWTUCKET – The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post #306 and its auxiliary will host a spaghetti and meatball dinner at the post home, 171 Fountain St., on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost... more

Help for job seekers at Pawtucket Library on Fridays

PAWTUCKET – Looking for work? Join the Pawtucket Public Library’s new Jobs Club. Get lessons on writing resumes and cover letters, preparing for job interviews and more. Share information with other... more