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PAWTUCKET – A train station and soccer stadium are making their way toward completion in Pawtucket, and some city advocates are looking to make sure the city’s downtown has an enhanced look to match the coming renaissance.

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Mayor Donald Grebien, on behalf of his administration and the City Council, presented a check for $2,000 to support the Fairlawn Cardinals You… Read more

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PAWTUCKET – A city ordinance that essentially prohibits panhandling in Pawtucket’s intersections has been repealed as an unenforceable rule. More

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PAWTUCKET – District 6 candidate Marlena Martins Stachowiak has declined an invitation from her opponent, Patricia DeDora-St. Germain, to participate in a debate-style forum prior to a Nov. 2 election. More

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PAWTUCKET – Quality of life was part of Marlena Martins Stachowiak’s community message long before she announced to run for the Pawtucket City Council District 6 seat, said the candidate in a release th… More

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PAWTUCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors installed its 2022 officers and directors at its annual meeting at the Pawtucket Country Club on Sept. 30. The association also handed out its ann… More

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PAWTUCKET – There will be a comedy fundraiser featuring top local comedians to benefit Tolman High School Football on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Columbus Club, 171 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln. More

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PAWTUCKET – Another reconstruction of City Hall’s landmark tower, this one said to be a longer-term fix, is up for consideration this week. More

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PAWTUCKET – Laureen Grebien’s annual Holiday Basket Drive will return again in limited form this Thanksgiving, an effort focused solely on the turkeys instead of all the fixings. More

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PAWTUCKET – Quality of life was part of Marlena Martins Stachowiak’s community message long before she announced to run for the Pawtucket City Council District 6 seat, said the candidate in a release th… More

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PAWTUCKET – The Northern Rhode Island Board of Realtors installed its 2022 officers and directors at its annual meeting at the Pawtucket Country Club on Sept. 30. The association also handed out its ann… More

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PAWTUCKET – There will be a comedy fundraiser featuring top local comedians to benefit Tolman High School Football on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Columbus Club, 171 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln. More

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PAWTUCKET – Another reconstruction of City Hall’s landmark tower, this one said to be a longer-term fix, is up for consideration this week. More

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PAWTUCKET – Laureen Grebien’s annual Holiday Basket Drive will return again in limited form this Thanksgiving, an effort focused solely on the turkeys instead of all the fixings. More

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PAWTUCKET – City officials are in the early stages of establishing a dog park at Veterans Memorial Park in Fairlawn, which would give the city a second dog park on the opposite side of the city from the one at Slater Park. More

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CENTRAL FALLS – The Wyatt Detention Facility has announced the graduation of its 49th class of graduates from its Correctional Officer Training Academy in Central Falls. The ceremony, which took place on Sept. 3, celebrated 23 new correctional officers from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and C… More

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PAWTUCKET – For the month of October, Pawtucket residents are participating in the first Homeless Assistance Drive, providing health and hygiene necessities to the homeless population in the city. Items will be distributed next month. More

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PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien is accusing a former police captain in Pawtucket of stalking Chief of Police Tina Goncalves at her home, while also defending the chief’s actions in running errands with a city vehicle during the work day. More

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PAWTUCKET – Matos Bakery won the First Place People’s Choice Award for best empanadas as part of the first Pawtucket Central Falls Empanada Fest on Sept. 18. That event, following up on Restaurant Weeks, was highly successful, said organizers, with more than 250 people attending and 10 resta… More

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PAWTUCKET – Adrienne Marchetti, director of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, says she knows what to expect for the coming winter months for Pawtucket’s homeless population, and it won’t be a pretty sight. More

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PAWTUCKET – Lifelong Fairlawn resident and local small business owner Marlena Martins Stachowiak is pledging to focus on public safety after announcing her run for the Pawtucket City Council District 6 seat. More

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PAWTUCKET – Keith Gonsalves says he’s hoping that a dam located off Armistice Boulevard in Pawtucket can be removed to help restore the health and natural order of the Ten Mile River. More

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PAWTUCKET – Cameras set up around the city as part of a trial crime-fighting venture with an outside company have now been responsible for locating six stolen vehicles, up from the two found prior to the official start of the 60-day trial period with guidelines in place on Sept. 15. More

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PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library will be closed Monday, Oct. 11, in observance of Columbus Day. The library’s Passport Acceptance Office will also be closed for the day. More

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PAWTUCKET – Sourdough starter kits certainly had their moment during the pandemic, but many people hopping on the trend may have no idea of the history of fermentation, something one local author is shedding light on in her new book. More

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PAWTUCKET – As a response to advocacy and support from those in the Fairlawn neighborhood, city officials say they’ve decided to move forward with a proposal for a dog park at Veterans Memorial Park. More

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Organizers of the city’s 23rd photo contest have announced the winners from 99 entries, which are displayed in a virtual exhibit at www.pawtucketri.com. More

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PAWTUCKET – Colombian American Cultural Society and Rhode Island Latino Arts are among this year’s recipients of one of the Rhode Island Foundation’s most prestigious awards. The Pawtucket-based organizations shared the 2021 Community Leadership Award with other diverse cultural groups that … More

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PAWTUCKET – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will celebrate the legacy of singer Selena Quintanilla with a children’s story time, craft and sing-along on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. More

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PAWTUCKET – Native Green is inviting community members, government officials, and the press to a rally to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day Rhode Island at the Pawtucket Veterans Memorial outdoor Amphitheater on the corner of Roosevelt and Exchange streets on Monday, Oct. 11, from noon to 4 p.m. More

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PAWTUCKET – School officials are researching potential changes to policies after a principal from North Providence, applying for an open position in Pawtucket, failed to hear back on his application until the job he was seeking had been filled. That unnamed principal is also a Pawtucket resi… More

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PAWTUCKET – A newly approved change to the city’s 1996 ordinance establishing the Alcohol Prevention Awareness Fund allows officials to use some of the money in the fund to respond to nuisance complaints about local nightclubs. More

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PAWTUCKET – The City Planning Commission last week awarded preliminary plan approval to the new construction portion of the St. Edward Church residential redevelopment project last week, subject to some conditions. More

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PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful will host its cleanup, meet-up program Tree Hugger Friday on Oct. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Rhode Island Spirits, 59 Blackstone Ave. More

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PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, in partnership with Mayor Donald Grebien and the city of Pawtucket, is pleased to announce the first Hispanic Heritage Month Festival, with 2021’s theme being Esperanza Pawtucket. More

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PAWTUCKET – The Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will hold a drive-thru flu vaccine clinic on Friday, Oct. 15, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. The clinic will be held in the parking lot in the Blue Cross Blue Shield van. More

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PAWTUCKET – Saint Raphael Academy has announced the beginning of the public phase of its capital campaign, “The Next 100 Years: Building on Faith, Service and Community for the Next Century.” The completion of the capital campaign will coincide with the Academy’s centennial in 2024. More

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PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is now a fine-free institution, say Director Susan Reed and Assistant Director Christine Jeffers. More

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PAWTUCKET – City officials and the Pawtucket Police Department, in collaboration with the City Council, will be adding additional resources into the community, including patrols and victim services, and will have an increased presence throughout Pawtucket, states a release. More

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PAWTUCKET – From building improvements to free tours, changes are happening at Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket now that the National Park Service has taken over ownership of the property located on Roosevelt Avenue. More

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PAWTUCKET – The Heritage Alliance of Pawtucket, formerly The Preservation Society of Pawtucket, has changed its name and mission, all while developing new programs to better reflect the heritage of the city. More

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PAWTUCKET – At least two candidates are preparing to officially declare their intention to run for the City Council District 6 seat vacated by former Councilor Tim Rudd, though both Patricia DeDora-St. Germain and Marlena Martins Stachowiak are already hitting high gear on the streets. More

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PAWTUCKET – A new $300,000 grant will go toward making the city’s future soccer stadium project more sustainable and environmentally conscious and could set a precedent for future developments in Pawtucket, say city officials. More

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PAWTUCKET – After a great opening weekend, including En Plein Air, the Lorraine Mills Fest, Downtown Live, and the Riverbend East Songwriters Festival, the Pawtucket Arts Fest continues this week, running through Sept. 19. Here is some of what’s ahead. More

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PAWTUCKET – The ongoing crackdown on poor behavior at local entertainment clubs took several different forms last week as the City Council’s Board of License Commissioners issued a series of penalties for past infractions and set up hearings for the same establishments. More

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PAWTUCKET – All six of the city’s craft producers will come together for a first-of-its-kind festival-style event called Drink Pawtucket: A Celebration of Craft this Friday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Guild, 461 Main St. More