Pawtucket

Grebien: ‘False’ ethics complaint should be dismissed

Mayor wants Gannon fined
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PAWTUCKET – Two weeks after Rhode Island State Police determined there is no probable cause that Mayor Donald Grebien committed a crime related to the city’s hiring of his tenant in 2011, the mayor... more

Police investigate after three shot in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating after three people were shot at around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Officers responded to the area of West Avenue at Jefferson Street for shots fired. Upon arrival, police... more

Two announce challenge to Grebien

14 pull papers for council, nine for school board
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PAWTUCKET – Two men say they’ll take a shot at Mayor Donald Grebien's seat in the 2016 election. Both will run against the incumbent Democrat in the general election. John Arcaro, a frequent... more

Man caught trafficking by Pawtucket detectives pleads guilty

PROVIDENCE – Paris Peters, 24, of Providence, pleaded guilty in federal court in Providence Thursday to sex trafficking a 16-year old female. Peters admitted to the court that beginning in August... more

Company hopes to make Pawtucket ‘epicenter’ for brain health

Brain in Play will join new facility planned on Webster St.
PAWTUCKET – Baseball, beer, and…better brains? A company making early groundbreaking strides in brain health appears to be the next big thing in Pawtucket. Brain in Play International has been... more

Police will enhance patrols to curb use of illegal fireworks

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PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department is ramping up enforcement efforts through the Fourth of July holiday to curtail the use of illegal aerial fireworks. City Councilor Terry Mercer last... more

City taking over crumbling section of Newport Avenue

PAWTUCKET – City officials and members of the local General Assembly delegation reached a deal last week with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation to take over a portion of Newport Avenue... more

Chiappetta: ‘Great deal of work’ to rebuild trust at BVP

CUMBERLAND – Administrators from a Cumberland charter school that draws most heavily from Pawtucket are pledging to rebuild the public’s trust after three teachers were fired last week over “... more

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces 2016 appointments

PAWTUCKET – The following appointments have been made to the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee for 2016: • Patricia Zacks, chairwoman • Diane Dufresne, vice-chairwoman • Larry Monastesse, treasurer... more

City Council approves energy-efficient streetlight purchase

PAWTUCKET – The City Council last week gave the nod to a plan for the city to purchase all 5,000 of its streetlights and convert them over to energy-efficient technology. The council made two votes,... more

Breweries get ready to sell more beer

PAWTUCKET – A new law now in effect with Gov. Gina Raimondo’s signature relaxes restrictions on beer sales at local breweries, making it easier for brewers to make money. Local brewers are prepared... more

Solomon installed as president of the Old Slater Mill Association

PAWTUCKET – At its 95th annual meeting on June 16, the membership of the Old Slater Mill Association voted to elect Gail R. Solomon, of Pawtucket, as president of the board of trustees. Solomon is... more

Pawtucket officials ramp up police presence after series of incidents

PAWTUCKET – City and police officials are taking additional steps to respond to an uptick in violent activity over the past week. The Pawtucket Police Department announced that additional resources... more

Pawtucket's Maxie gets 100 years for sex trafficking minor

PROVIDENCE – Curtis “Kellogg” Maxie, a 60-year-old from Pawtucket, was sentenced Wednesday by Superior Court Justice Netti Vogel to 85 years to serve for trafficking and sexual assault, and an... more

Marcotte pleads guilty to murder of McKenna

PROVIDENCE – Attorney Gen. Peter Kilmartin announced this week that Matthew Marcotte, 23, of Rehoboth, Mass., pleaded guilty before Superior Court Justice William Carnes to one count of murder and... more

Police investigate armed robbery in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET – On Friday, June 24, at around 10:30 p.m., Pawtucket police officers were called for an assault at Portugalia Liquors, 225 Barton St. Officers determined that an armed robbery had occurred... more

Police investigate possible theft of dog

PAWTUCKET – Police are investigating the possible theft of a dog after it went missing from a driveway in the 160 to 170 block of Mineral Spring Avenue this week. Witnesses described an older man... more

Police seek suspects for credit card fraud

PAWTUCKET – Detectives from the Pawtucket Police Department are looking to identify the individuals pictured above entering the Walgreens store on Broad Street. They say they are suspects in a case... more

City announces receivership program for abandoned properties

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien last week announced details of an upcoming receivership program to combat blight in the neighborhoods, caused by vacant and abandoned properties. Through the program... more

John Zuba hits 100-year milestone

CUMBERLAND – Family members of John Zuba of Cumberland gathered together on June 11 to celebrate his 100th birthday at Wright’s Farm Restaurant in Harrisville. The celebration continued with cake in... more

Barros seeks re-election in House District 59

PAWTUCKET – Rep. Jean Philippe Barros has announced he will seek a second term in the House District 59 seat. He previously served six years on the Pawtucket City Council. “We made significant... more

Rudd will seek third term in District 6

PAWTUCKET – City Councilor Timothy Rudd Jr. has announced he is seeking re-election to a third term in District 6. Rudd, 35, lives with his family on West Forest Avenue in the Fairlawn section. He is... more

Moran announces re-election bid

PAWTUCKET – City Council President David Moran, a 25-year council veteran who represents District 1, has announced his candidacy for re-election. “I am extremely honored to be representing the... more

Fireworks set for Sunday at McCoy

PAWTUCKET – The city’s annual fireworks spectacular will go off again this Sunday, July 3, after the 6:05 p.m. PawSox game against Columbus. McCoy Stadium hosts a number of fireworks displays each... more

Pawtucket Parks and Rec hosts free summer performances

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Parks and Recreation Division is hosting a number of free performances throughout the summer beginning Tuesday, July 5 and are tentatively scheduled to end Sunday, Aug. 21,... more

Crash Pawtucket event is at Plouffe’s July 11

PAWTUCKET – Crash Pawtucket, an initiative aimed at promoting local Pawtucket businesses and bringing city residents together, will hold its July event at Plouffe’s Cup ‘n Saucer on Main Street. The... more

‘Mistaken’ or ‘wrongful’ arrest records must be destroyed

PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly passed legislation last week supporting the “Fitting the Description” movement and requiring law enforcement to automatically destroy all arrest records for those... more

Birthday Club

July 4 Happy Birthday, William Barney! Our firecracker is 8 years old! Love, Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Brian, Bubbles, Joanne, Alice, Peter, Ed and Pat July 20 Happy Birthday Dennis Johnson Jr.! Love... more

Ice cream social at the Senior Center July 8

PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center is hosting an ice cream social on Friday, July 8, at 12:30 p.m. at its location, 420 Main St. Different flavored ice creams including sugar-free ice cream... more

Kids invited to join the book club

PAWTUCKET – Young readers are invited to sign up for the July Book Club for Kids program at the Pawtucket Children’s Library. This month’s featured book is “Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and... more