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East Providence senior captain Yulie Henriquez scored the lone goal for the locals in a season-opening loss to Westerly, September 4.

East Providence drops girls’ soccer season opener to Westerly

East Providence drops girls’ soccer season opener to Westerly

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer club opened up its 2014 Division II-Central regular season Thursday night, Sept. 4, at Pierce Stadium with a hard-fought 3-1 loss to visiting Westerly in a crossover contest against the II-South Bulldogs. Senior captain Yulie Henriquez netted the lone goal off an assist by Julia Andrade

City council incumbent Thomas Rose answers a question on school funding with Ward 4 opponent Candice Cain Seel (left) looking on. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

East Providence Council candidates engage in cordial forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and East Bay Newspapers, the parent company of The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com, co-sponsored what turned out to be a rather cordial, almost subdued pre-primary election forum Wednesday evening, Sept. 3, at the Weaver Library with candidates seeking to further their bids for

Martin Tech Ed teacher Dave Jarvais prepares hot dogs for the roast.

Martin Middle School welcomes new students with Family Hot Dog Roast

EAST PROVIDENCE — Not unlike a proud papa, Martin Middle School Principal Frank DeVall happily marshaled staff, parents and their incoming sixth-grade students through a Family Hot Dog Roast at the Brown Street grounds Wednesday evening, Sept. 3. Mr. DeVall said he decided to rekindle a similar event he was involved with when serving as

Former EPPD lieutenant and Rehoboth police chief Stephen J. Enos speaks at the September 2 City Council meeting.

Former East Providence cop, Rehoboth chief Enos denied license

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council, at its meeting Tuesday night, Sept. 2, swiftly dispatched a license application submitted by one-time East Providence Police Department member and former Rehoboth Police Chief Stephen T. Enos. Mr. Enos, whose tenure as Rehoboth chief unceremoniously ended as a ramification of an alleged drunken incident in city in December

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Horton’s Seafood closes over dispute with City of East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Horton’s Seafood may or may not be closing its doors for good due to an ongoing dispute between its proprietors and the City of East Providence’s law department. Tuesday evening, Sept. 2, at the first scheduled City Council meeting of the month, Brian Coogan, the former Councilman and State Representative who is

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DEM fines Dexter Road C&D facility, owner for violations

PROVIDENCE — In a notice of violation dated Aug. 22, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management has leveled fines totaling $85,627 on the proprietor of the construction and demolition facility and land owner at One Dexter Road in city. In the order, Railway Environmental Services LLC and owner Ken Foley were each cited. The

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East Providence Police bust Fall River teen with heroin

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police arrested an 18-year-old Fall River man on a possession intent to deliver charge after the vehicle in which was was traveling on Interstate 195 was pulled over for a routine stop. Jeriane Roman, was arrested Friday, Aug. 22, was arrested by EPPD Patrolman Ryan Vose. Officer Vose stopped the

Photos by Rich Dionne: Julie Grant rests against the new bench placed at Sabin Point Park to memorialize the tragic swimming deaths of her brothers 38 years ago.

Time, East Providence community help Grants heal

EAST PROVIDENCE — It’s a memory that will never fade. A horrifying moment in her mind’s eye as clear as if it happened yesterday. But with each passing day and year, with each gesture of kindness and consideration, it hurts just a little bit less. City resident Julie Grant will never forget the tragic day

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EPPD Vice helps take down suspected drug kingpin

PROVIDENCE — Several members of law enforcement, including the East Providence Police Vice Unit, took down a suspected area drug kingpin earlier this week. Neftali Reyes, 32, of Providence, was arrested after police executed a warrant at his Park Row condominium. He was arraigned in Kent County District Court Tuesday, Aug. 26, on conspiracy to

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Mentally ill man causes stir in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police had to forcibly extricate a mentally disturbed man from a home earlier Thursday morning, Aug. 28, an incident that necessitated the closure of Veterans Parkway for some two hours. According to the report of EPPD Captain Bruce Kidman, a 66-year-old resident of 99 Delway Road, awoke Thursday at approximately

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