North Providence

Owner: Michael Florist’s positive messages more important now

Town continues to grapple with impacts of COVID-19
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Even before Gov. Gina Raimondo effectively shut down non-essential businesses last Saturday, Donna DiGregorio and her Michael Florist were enduring a massive hit to revenue. With... more

Lombardi nearing decision on old Brayton School

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Already with one solid proposal for the purchase and transformation of the old E.A. Brayton School in Centredale, Mayor Charles Lombardi was seeking more bids leading up to this... more

Environmental Commission encourages greener lifestyle at home

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Though having more residents home and social distancing is helping the environment in some aspects, say members of the North Providence Environmental Commission, a drawback is the... more

So far so good for virtual learning in North Providence

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Despite the challenges of online learning, teachers in North Providence have been making the best of the unexpected circumstances they’ve been dealt this year due to the... more

Farms receive help from residential customers

Franklin Farm ready to assist food pantries
PAWTUCKET – While restaurants have been struggling to adapt to new rules banning dine-in services, local farmers have been getting boosts from residential customers and are ready to help supply food... more

Readers hail family, friends in medical fields

The Breeze this week asked our Facebook friends to shout out the names of some of the people in the medical and emergency response fields, many of who are on the front lines of the fight against... more

Chartercare Foundation COVID-19 Fund supports nonprofits

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Chartercare Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund has acted this month to address needs of nonprofits in Rhode Island. The foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 to the following... more

Tri-County helping families with heating bills

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Tri County Communication Agency LiHEAP program seeks applications from individuals and families in need of help with their fuel bills. Homeowners and renters may apply for heating... more

College news

Gian Perrotta, of North Providence, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bryant University. CaraMia Costa, Lauren D’Amico, Emma Kiihn, and Jeffrey Lyman, all of North Providence, have... more

Breeze video contest postponed

A Breeze-sponsored video contest for local high school students has been postponed to the next school year due to the fact that students are not in school to collaborate on the project, which asked... more

Birthday club

April 13 Wishing Gabriela (Gabe) Fernandes a Happy 60th Birthday! Love Mom, Ria, Dana, Terri, and John Happy Birthday, Gia Noviello! We all love you! Al, twins Nicole and Natalia, and GaGo April 18... more

BBBSRI in search of temporary donated space

CRANSTON – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is seeking help from businesses who have access to dry, clean, indoor space with a ramp or loading dock access. Businesses are asked to call 401-... more

HUD awards funding to R.I. Homeless programs

BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator David Tille has announced $355,666 in grants to support Rhode Island homeless assistance programs. This funding... more