North Providence

North Providence welcomes gym, then shuts it down

CrossFit has residents fuming over ‘seismic booms’
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NORTH PROVIDENCE – This town wasn’t even on Mike Berling’s radar as a possible landing spot for his company, but when local officials reached out to him – even pursued him – he couldn’t help but take... more

Officials working on tax agreement with Fatima Hospital buyer

Public hearing is next Monday, April 28
NORTH PROVIDENCE - A plan by a for-profit hospital group to purchase the financially troubled Our Lady of Fatima Hospital could be all but done by next month, bringing future new tax revenue for the... more

Catanzaro takes issue with Google-funded gift to Hopkinton

Lombardi says her actions will cost taxpayers $250,000
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NORTH PROVIDENCE - Town Council President Kristen Catanzaro is questioning why local police would give $150,000 to the southern Rhode Island town of Hopkinton's Police Department if they're truly... more

School renovation plans could be in two phases

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NORTH PROVIDENCE - While officials still have their sights set on a major overhaul of the town's school buildings that could cost up to $100 million, the limited availability of Rhode Island... more

Resignation agreement OK'd for Ricci assistant principal

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The School Committee has agreed to continue to provide health insurance to an administrator resigning June 30. Lori Facha, the assistant principal at Dr. E. A. Ricci Middle School... more

Candidate School at RIC Saturday

WARWICK - It's last call for Operation Clean Government's "Candidate School 2014" program. The event is a day-long, non-partisan educational seminar on how to run for political office. It will take... more

Cherry Blossom Festival returns May 3-4

PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, the cities of Pawtucket, Central Falls and Woonsocket, and the Pawtucket Foundation will sponsor the 2014 Rhode Island Cherry Blossom Festival on... more

Week that was

Man arrested on cocaine charges Kevin Hernandez, 23, was arrested by the Rhode Island State Police drug task force last week after being caught with 7.3 ounces of cocaine in his apartment. Hernandez... more

Streets to be closed for parade

NORTH PROVIDENCE - On Monday, May 26, the streets from North Providence High School to Governor Notte Park will be closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for the town's Memorial Day Parade. Town officials apologize... more

Police will hold drug take-back day April 26

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Police Department, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., will host a drug take-back event this Saturday, April 26. Police are once again partnering with the U.S.... more

Help honor local veterans who have died

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence Memorial Day Parade Committee is seeking the public's assistance in honoring town military veterans who have died. All are invited to submit names and have... more

St. Anthony to hold breakfast May 3

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The St. Anthony Holy Name Society will hold its annual May breakfast on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the St. Anthony Parish Center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The cost is $... more

Learn about I.D. theft, scams at Mancini Center

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., announces the following events. Free blood pressure screenings will be offered on Monday, April 28, from 10 a.... more

Dougal wins Treasury Young Leader Award

The Treasury Young Leader Award was presented to 41 students, including Edwin Dougal, a junior at North Providence High School. Dougal, who has led fundraisers for the school yearbook and North... more

Day of Prayer event set for May 1 at Town Hall

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The 63rd National Day of Prayer will be celebrated on Thursday, May 1. The local event will start at noon in Town Council Chambers at North Providence Town Hall, located at 2000... more

Cianci to speak to AARP Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE - AARP North Providence Chapter 4580 will meet Thursday, April 24, at 1 p.m., in the Dillon Council Knights of Council Knights of Columbus, Douglas Avenue. The guest speaker will be... more

Greystone students present 'The Little Mermaid, Jr.'

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Greystone Elementary School's Drama Club will perform "The Little Mermaid, Jr." on Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. The show takes place at North Providence High... more

Law Day essay contest for students opens

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Judiciary, along with Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island Department of Education and the Rhode Island Police... more

Ricci students to perform Holocaust remembrance

PROVIDENCE - Students at Ricci Middle School will perform a staged reading of select passages from Elie Wiesel's "Night," as part of a presentation by Trinity Repertory Company and the Holocaust... more

Senior singing groups sought

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield Senior Center will be hosting a Senior Sing-off Competition on Friday, May 30, at 1 p.m. Senior singing groups from across Rhode Island will compete for a cash prize. The... more

Fatima Hospital to host diabetes outpatient class

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Diabetes is an epidemic, say officials from Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, and recognizing that informed individuals are better able to manage the complex disease, the Diabetes... more

Stephen Olney students named to March Principal's List

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The following students were named to the Principal's Club at the Stephen Olney School: Natalia Beale, Joseph Vitolo, Joshua Kruppa, Jonah Walsh, Isabella Giammarco, Juliana... more

Donate to 'Socks for the Needy' through May 30

PROVIDENCE - Podiatrists throughout the state, along with YMCAs, the Pawtucket Red Sox and The Salvation Army, are taking part in Socks for the Needy, an effort to collect new socks for needy... more