Bonollo: New rules would hurt hungry families

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PAWTUCKET - Joanne Bonollo, the veteran School Committee member who founded the Pawtucket Backpackers more than two years ago, says there's a movement afoot to damage the program that feeds local... more

Man robbed after meeting Pawtucket woman in person

PAWTUCKET - A man who met a woman online and went to meet her at her apartment on Coleman Street early Friday morning was robbed of his money, two pair of sneakers and a cell phone. The woman at the... more

Pawtucket police seek identities of Walgreens shoplifters

PAWTUCKET – Police are asking the public for help identifying the three suspects pictured above. Each is wanted for shoplifting at the Walgreens on Cottage St. Call Det. David Silva at 401-727-9100... more

Police seek man who robbed D'Angelo's in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - Police are looking for a man they say robbed the D'Angelo's store on Broadway shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Officers from the second platoon investigated after a suspect demanded money... more

Pawtucket police seek help finding shoplifting suspect

The woman pictured above shoplifted from the CVS on Armistice Boulevard at Newport Avenue, according to Pawtucket police. If you know who she is, call Det. Doran at 401-727-9100, ext. 742.

PawSox owners offer specifics on future Providence stadium

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The new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox unveiled details of their proposal for a new stadium on the Providence waterfront Wednesday afternoon. President James Skeffington said the owners would... more

Johnston bill stiffens fines for cell phone use by school bus drivers

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PROVIDENCE - A bill by Pawtucket Rep. Raymond Johnston Jr. to stiffen penalties for unauthorized use of cell phones on school buses, passed the House of Representatives Wednesday. The bill from... more

ACLU asks Pawtucket officials to dig deeper on possible racism

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PAWTUCKET - As officers continue an internal investigation into allegations of racism in the Pawtucket Police Department, the ACLU of Rhode Island is calling for a much deeper look at the department'... more

Council after hearing from PawSox on fireworks: Proceed

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PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Red Sox will be allowed to hold all seven planned fireworks displays during the upcoming season after the City Council approved a license for the events last week. Councilor... more

Andrade: I run the CACD the way I'm told to

'The community is very supportive of us'
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PAWTUCKET - As a barrage of criticism continues to rain down on the leaders of the Cape Verdean American Community Development center, Executive Director Joseph Andrade is defending the way he's run... more

The week that was

Man nabbed again for child porn State and local law enforcement officers arrested Christopher Calabro, age 45, of 11 Cleveland St. last Saturday for possession of child pornography. In December of... more

Enthusiasm, optimism abound at Pawtucket Foundation celebration

PAWTUCKET - Organizers of the Pawtucket Foundation's 12th annual Awards Celebration last week say the event was full of enthusiasm and optimism for the city's future. In front of 420 guests, awards... more

Goff Players perform 'High School Musical' this week

PAWTUCKET - The Goff Players will be performing "High School Musical" on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, April 15-16, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults... more

Main Street two-way conversion project set to commence

PAWTUCKET - On Wednesday, city workers will begin the transformation of the section of Main Street adjacent to Mineral Spring Avenue, converting it from a one-way to two-way roadway. The project will... more

Earth Day cleanup in the city April 25

PAWTUCKET - The city of Pawtucket will celebrate Earth Day by cleaning litter from the sidewalks and streets on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Trash bags and some equipment will be provided... more

Fire destroys three-story home in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Ten people were homeless this week after a fire ripped through a triple-decker at 75 Warren Ave. Saturday evening. All 10 people who were home at the time of the 5 p.m. blaze got out... more

Slater Park Carousel open for another season

PAWTUCKET - The city of Pawtucket announces the reopening of the Slater Memorial Park Looff Carousel. The carousel will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only through July 5. Beginning on Monday, July... more

April vacation programs at the Pawtucket library

PAWTUCKET - Pawtucket Public Library announces the following April vacation week programs. * Saturday, April 18: Children's Day/Book Day, 2:30-4 p.m. Celebrate the African-American culture with this... more

CACD plans wellness fair

PAWTUCKET - Cape Verdean American Community Development will host a Healthy Community Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 25, from noon to 5 p.m., at CACD, 120 High St. The following free services will... more

Corned beef dinner at Gatchell Post Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 18, at the Post Home, 171 Fountain St. Dinner will include corned beef... more

Teens invited to Dollars and Sense program

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Public Library invites students in grades 6-12 to its Dollars and Sense program on Tuesday, April 21, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The event will include information on credit scores... more

Pawtucket police arrest man for two armed robberies

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a man they say committed two armed robberies. Tyree Tilson, 19, is being charged with two counts of first-degree armed robbery and will be arraigned Thursday in... more

Latino Community Health Fair set for Saturday

PAWTUCKET - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and its community partners, YMCA of Pawtucket, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and Walgreens, will host a Latino... more

Senior Center presents Alzheimer's program and computer classes

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center will host a representative from the Alzheimer's Association Rhode Island Chapter for the presentation "Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters" on... more

AARP Driver Safety Program at senior center April 27

PAWTUCKET - The Leon Mathieu Senior Center is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Program on Monday, April 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The course will be taught in the second-floor conference room of... more

Birthday Club

April 14 William ZonFrillo Jr., Happy Birthday my love, William. It's been 35 birthdays together. I hope you have your best one yet. Enjoy your day. Make a wish. Love always, Linda XOX

Pawtucket police arrest man after finding loaded guns in car

PAWTUCKET – Pawtucket police on Monday arrested a man after finding guns in the car he was driving. At around 2 a.m., Patrolman James Leach was conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Main... more

Pawtucket police crack down on sex offenders

PAWTUCKET - Police in Pawtucket took part in a three-day operation with the U.S. Marshal’s Service Sex Offender Law Enforcement Multidisciplinary Network Task Force, the Rhode Island Department of... more

Officials: Child with matches started Pawtucket fire

Fire officials say a fire that destroyed two homes on Melton Street Monday evening was started by a child playing with matches. The fire, which started around 8:30 p.m., quickly spread from an... more