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Council approves firms for East Providence water improvements

Council approves firms for East Providence water improvements

EAST PROVIDENCE — Moving past the often tense talks about rates, the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 16, approved the credentials of several firms seeking to participate in the planned $19 million in improvements to East Providence’s water system. Presented by Steve Coutu, Director of Public Works, to City Purchasing Agent Gerald

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School Committee agrees to bring back accelerated program to East Providence middle schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying many of the city’s middle school age students are not being challenged to the proper extent, School Committee member Joel Monteiro urged the board during the body’s meeting Tuesday evening, Dec. 9, to begin the process of reimplementing an advanced academic program for grades six through eight. “We need to meet

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Jury convicts suspect in 2012 East Providence stabbing incident

PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police lauded a jury decision late last week, which returned a conviction of a Providence man in the stabbing of two brothers in the fall of 2012. Jasper Williams, 22, was found guilty on four counts — two of felony assault with a dangerous weapon and two for assault and battery

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Reed, other dignitaries formally reopen East Providence Fire Station 1

EAST PROVIDENCE — The cold outside did little to chill the enthusiasm inside Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, as several dignitaries, residents and firefighters gathered for the formal reopening of the East Providence Fire Department’s headquarters at Station 1 on Broadway. Acting City Manager Paul Lemont served as master of ceremonies, opening the day by lauding

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East Providence Police make arrest in Village Green crimes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Police arrested a suspect in the violent crimes committed in city Thursday night, Dec. 4, at the Village Green South apartment complex on Pawtucket Avenue. East Providence Police Detective Captain Richard Frazier reported a 16-year-old male was taken into custody Friday evening, Dec. 5, following the issuance of a search warrant for

A 45-year-old man is believed to have died by overdose at the Americas Best Value Inn on Newport Avenue.

East Providence Police Log: Officers investigate overdose, suicide, stabbing

EAST PROVIDENCE — In the last week East Providence Police have investigated an apparent drug overdose death, a suicide and a drug deal gone bad. After receiving a missing person report on November 30, Providence Police notified local law enforcement the following day of the apparent and unfortunately successful suicide of 17-year-old Riverside male. The

Andrea Vargas performs "Mary Did You Know" as part of the EPHS Music Department's Holiday Concert Thursday night, Dec. 4.

East Providence High School music students perform holiday concert

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Music Department presented “I Will Rejoice,” an evening of spiritual and traditional Christmas songs Thursday night, Dec. 4, before a rapt and rather sizable audience in the Arthur Elmasian Auditorium. The night featured the EPHS girls’ chorus, the meistersingers, select soloists, the symphonic band, concert band and

John Carnevale (far right) poses with Tom Buffi and Amy Rudis in front of the new "Wildcat" paw logo painted on the wall of the gym at Edward R. Martin Middle School.

Carnevale casts his eye on improving East Providence High’s tech capabilities

EAST PROVIDENCE — Having shepherded through a pair of sports-related infrastructure projects at city schools over the last couple of years, John Carnevale is now focusing his entrepreneurial and philanthropic energies inside the classroom. Mr. Carnevale, through his D’amour’s Step foundation, is leading an effort to boost the technological capabilities at East Providence High School

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