Pawtucket

Investigation into Shea data to be completed this week

Potential leadership vacuum heading into the new year
PAWTUCKET - An investigation into faulty graduation and attendance rates at Shea High School should be completed by the end of the week, said Supt. Patti DiCenso, allowing her to immediately be able... more

Police arrest Pawtucket couple for stealing headstone

PAWTUCKET - Police arrested a city couple and charged them with felony desecration of a grave for allegedly stealing a headstone from the St. Francis Cemetery and removing the names on it. On... more

Pawtucket police nab man for stealing from cars

PAWTUCKET – Police arrested a man on three counts of tampering with an auto and one count of larceny under $1,500 after catching him stealing from vehicles. Officers got a call late Wednesday night... more

Pawtucket man charged after string of breaking and entering incidents

PAWTUCKET - Police caught a 22-year-old city man breaking into a home on Elmcrest Drive on Thursday and soon found out that this was not the first time. At around 11:20 a.m. Pawtucket police received... more

Upgrades start on 'main artery' Dexter Street

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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has started a major improvement project along Dexter Street in Central Falls and Pawtucket. Over the course of the next year, crews will resurface the... more

Grebien: Plenty of interest in disc golf

Some Pawtucket companies interested in starting a league
PAWTUCKET - Mayor Donald Grebien says there is strong evidence to suggest that a planned disc golf course at Slater Park would get plenty of use. Responding to Councilor Mark Wildenhain's questions... more

State-of-the-art medical building opens on Division Street

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PAWTUCKET - A previously dilapidated tire repair building overlooking the Seekonk River and the Pawtucket River Bridge "has been reborn and completely transformed" into a medical and physical therapy... more

Ess McNulty to retire from YMCA

Leaving Nov. 1 after 46 years of service
PAWTUCKET – Esselton “Ess” McNulty, General Director of the YMCA of Pawtucket, Inc., announced his retirement, effective Nov. 1, 2015, after a career of 46-years with the YMCA. McNulty has been the... more

Wyatt Detention Facility board selects Daniel Martin as new warden

CENTRAL FALLS – The Central Falls Detention Facility Corporation, which oversees the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, has selected Daniel W. Martin, a 27-year corrections industry veteran who... more

Memorial gets grant to help children and teens with health

PAWTUCKET - The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration awarded a five-year, $1.25 million grant to the Department of Family Medicine at Memorial Hospital to improve the availability of... more

Spa landlord won't be suing

PAWTUCKET - The landlord of the Pleasant Spa on Pleasant Street says he was misquoted in last week's edition of The Valley Breeze and that he has no intention of suing the city over a new ordinance... more

Pawtucket, C.F. will share EMA services

PAWTUCKET - Officials in the neighboring cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls have agreed on a memorandum of understanding that would merge the emergency management agencies from the two communities... more

Pawtucket police officers squelch fire and evacuate home

Police officers in Pawtucket are being hailed for their quick work in putting out a fire and evacuating the building it was burning. On Sunday around 1:20 a.m., Pawtucket Police Officer Gregory Malo... more

Memorial's Internal Medicine Center wins accreditation

PAWTUCKET - The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced that the Internal Medicine Center of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition... more

YMCA of Pawtucket kicks off free programming for C.F. residents

CENTRAL FALLS - The YMCA of Pawtucket and the city of Central Falls have kicked off a partnership that will offer free transportation and programs to the Central Falls community. A group of... more

Dogapalooza planned for Aug. 22-23

PAWTUCKET - The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee has announced the return of the annual Dogapalooza Summer Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There... more

Police respond to 184 fireworks calls in nine days

There were also 51 'noise disturbance' calls PAWTUCKET - Police in Pawtucket responded to 184 calls specifically related to fireworks from June 27 to July 5, according to Chief Paul King. King, in a... more

Police seek man who robbed Pawtucket cigar shop

PAWTUCKET - Police in Pawtucket are looking for a suspect wanted for a reported robbery at BK House of Cigars a 530 Broadway on Monday at around 11:15 p.m. An officer met with the clerk who said he... more

Stop in Pawtucket leads to discovery of loaded pistol

PAWTUCKET – A Pawtucket resident faces firearms charges after police stopped him for various infractions and found a loaded pistol in his car. Officers Justin Jesse and Ronald Jones were on patrol in... more