‘Meat’ Pawtucket’s latest sculpture

JMW students work with DPW to design traffic barriers
PAWTUCKET – Inside an art studio at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Pawtucket sit two 800-pound concrete pig sculptures, waiting to be relocated to a new home... more

Owner of closed China Inn hopes to bring new restaurant

PAWTUCKET – Since at least Jan. 1, a sign in the window of the China Inn, a fixture in downtown Pawtucket for decades, has stated that the owners have been on vacation. The timing of the Main Street... more

Police arrest acupuncture doctor on rape charges

PAWTUCKET – Police have arrested a local acupuncture doctor, Luguang Luo, 64, of Seekonk, Mass., on one count of first-degree sexual assault (rape) and one count of second-degree sexual assault. On... more

Vitali tops, Rudd last for meeting attendance in 2019

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PAWTUCKET – City Council members missed a combined 31 council meetings in 2019, with 18 of those absences from two members. Councilor Albert Vitali Jr. was the only one with perfect attendance,... more

Slater robotics program preps students for STEM careers

PAWTUCKET – With their latest competition behind them, Slater Middle School students in the robotics program are spending their time learning more about building and programming as 8th-graders... more

Fire contract heads to council

PAWTUCKET – The City Council is set to conduct deliberations tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 19, on a new contract between the city and its fire union. The new deal with the Pawtucket Local 1261 of the... more

Board approves revised plan for Fuller Mill

PAWTUCKET – The City Planning Commission last month approved a revised plan for the revitalization of the historic Fuller Mill, at 145 Exchange St. Attorney Michael Horan, at the January meeting,... more

JSI report: Memorial closure cut off access to care

PAWTUCKET – A new report from consulting firm John Snow Inc. finds that the January 2018 closure of Memorial Hospital removed critical health care services for local residents with great health needs... more

Wiggs earns Naval award

PAWTUCKET – Christopher Wiggs, of Pawtucket, earned the Senior Civilian of the Year award while serving with Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Northwest. Giggs is a food service officer who... more

Grebien announces funding opportunities for Pawtucket arts

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien announces two city grant programs, one to support nonprofit art organizations to pay operating expenses and another to bring free artistic and musical programming in... more

Folk-style worship service starts Sunday

PAWTUCKET – The Rev. David Goodfellow of the Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., has announced the start of a new casual folk-style worship service to begin on Sunday, March... more

Epworth Methodist Church hosts movie night

PAWTUCKET – Epworth Methodist Church, 915 Newport Ave., will host a movie night on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. The movie “The Book of Eli” will be shown and refreshments will be provided. For more... more

Little Sisters of the Poor to hold St. Patrick’s Day dinner

SEEKONK, Mass. – The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence of Pawtucket will hold its 12th annual Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner at The Old Grist Mill Tavern, 390 Fall River Ave., Seekonk,... more

Vendors and crafters sought

PAWTUCKET – Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave., is seeking crafters and vendors for its Easter Vendor Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, March 28. The fee is $30, plus a... more