Pawtucket

Downtown mural threads Pawtucket together

PAWTUCKET – Artist Sagie Vangelina has found a way to tie Pawtucket’s rich textile history into a new mural bridging several buildings in the city’s downtown. Through the Pawtucket Foundation, the... more

Councilor wants religious signs on public property torn down

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PAWTUCKET – New City Councilor Alexis Schuette says she wants local police to work with city code inspectors to have offensive religious signage torn down from public properties and along local... more

Victim of Pawtucket shooting identified

PAWTUCKET – The victim of a Feb. 18 shooting in Pawtucket has been identified as Jontel Tavares, age 20. It does not appear to have been a random crime, as Tavares was likely specifically targeted,... more

Students will have hands-on part in school renovations

School board awards contracts for facilities projects
PAWTUCKET – With major renovations and reconstructions at four local schools taking place over the next several years, a proposed internship-style program will allow students the opportunity for... more

School board approves helping city with budget gap

PAWTUCKET – Members of the School Committee have unanimously agreed to help out the city, which is facing a $2.6 million budget gap this year. At its meeting last Thursday, Feb. 25, the school board... more

City woman’s first screenplay is on dangers of online scammers

PAWTUCKET – “Fried Catfish,” by Pawtucket’s Maria Madjoucoff, is not a southern-style cookbook but a comical screenplay about what happens when a vengeful woman seeks to find the man who catfished... more

DaRosa: We need more police communication after violence

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Police Department is generally doing a great job as it pursues its mission, says City Councilor Melissa DaRosa, but its one big shortcoming is its continued lack of... more

Officials unsure about federal aid’s impact on budget

PAWTUCKET – With some estimates finding that the city of Pawtucket could be in line to receive nearly $60 million through the federal stimulus plan now under consideration, some might wonder whether... more

Committee gets rundown on animal shelter issues

PAWTUCKET – The issues with the Paul J. Wildenhain Animal Shelter at Slater Park are still plentiful despite some fixes over the years, say those responsible for its upkeep. City personnel, meeting... more

Grebien announces members of new Mayor’s Community Board

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien has announced the members of Pawtucket’s new Mayor’s Community Board, established via executive order to encourage a more cohesive environment for all citizens and... more

City’s seventh women’s event going virtual

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket International Women’s Day Committee, Sen. Sandra Cano, and Mayor Donald Grebien have announced the 7th annual Pawtucket International Women’s Day Celebration, which will be... more

Pawtucket Prevention Coalition offers substance abuse video

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Prevention Coalition in partnership with CADCA and Drug Free Communities has gained limited access to a video that helps parents prevent substance abuse. “Don’t Wait” is a... more

‘Uniquely Pawtucket’ is this year’s photo contest theme

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks announce the 23rd annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local professional photographers... more

BankRI running children’s book drive

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island is offering local residents both contactless and virtual options to participate in this year’s Children’s Book Drive, which kicked off March 1 at all of its branches in... more

College News

Gabi Streisand, of Pawtucket, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bucknell University. Jacqueline Boutcher, of Pawtucket, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Wheaton... more

The Little Sisters of the Poor will hold annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser March 17

SEEKONK, Mass. – The Little Sisters of the Poor will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser at The Old Grist Mill Tavern on Wednesday, March 17, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year the format... more