North Providence

Martins sworn in as town’s new chief of police

Notes the challenges of modern policing
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Nearly a year ago, as Mayor Charles Lombardi was plowing the parking lot of his Luxury Cleaners business in Pawtucket around 2 or 3 a.m., he said a resident of Locust Street walked... more

Youth Commission targets underage drinking with sticker campaign

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Yellow stickers reminding adults that it’s illegal to sell alcohol to minors will be popping up at liquor stores in North Providence this week, as part of a campaign by members of... more

Mazey's damaged by Smith Street fire

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Mazey's Restaurant, located at 2017 Smith St., was heavily damaged in a fire that broke out Friday afternoon. The fire started around 1:15 p.m. and quickly became visible in the... more

Town looks to bring back financial aid for youth sports

NORTH PROVIDENCE – A plan now under consideration by town officials would establish a fund to help families who want to have their children participate in local youth sports but can’t afford it.... more

The faces of stability at Fatima

Buonanno, Beliveau win awards from hospital
NORTH PROVIDENCE – Through ownership changes and numerous twists and turns in the medical field, Dr. Robert Buonanno, chairman of surgery at Fatima Hospital, and Dr. William Beliveau, chairman of... more

Multiple bills on field trips now up for consideration

PROVIDENCE – Though there are likely miles to go before any sort of resolution on the future of school field trips across the state, a pair of new bills is getting the conversation started in the new... more

Council approves pay raises for mayor

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Town Council last week approved a resolution increasing the mayoral salary from $85,000 to $95,000 in the fiscal year starting June 30, and to $105,000 the year after that. The... more

Ruggerio tries again on plastic bag ban

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, of District 4, North Providence and Providence, reintroduced his Plastic Waste Reduction Act last week. The legislation, which passed the Senate... more

Union Free Library announces programs

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., announces the following events. • At the Table: This cooking and discussion book club meets Thursday, Jan. 16,... more

NPHS earns $10,000 STEM grant

NORTH PROVIDENCE – North Providence High School is one of 12 local schools that will soon reap the rewards of a STEM grant worth more than $10,000. The school was recently awarded an Office of Naval... more

Mancini Center announces activities

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following programs. • The Mancini Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King... more