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Fire on Vine Street in East Providence is quickly controlled

Fire on Vine Street in East Providence is quickly controlled

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Firefighters quelled a blazed on Vine Street in the early morning hours of Saturday, March 28. The fire broke out some time around 3 a.m. Saturday in a multi-family residence. It took EPFD personnel about an hour to bring the event under control. “Our guys did a phenomenal stop. There

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EPHS Theatre troop presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School Musical Theatre troop presents “Little Shop of Horrors” as its annual spring production for the 2014-15 term. “Little Shop of Horrors” has its origins to renowned “B” film director Roger Corman, whose film of the same name debuted in 1960. The crux of the story is about

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Committee approves changes to current, future East Providence school calendar

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Tuesday night, March 24, the East Providence School Committee approved a plan authored by Superintendent Kim Mercer and previously passed by the teachers’ union on a way to make up days lost this term to snow. By a 5-0 vote, the Committee gave its nod to Superintendent Mercer’s proposal

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East Providence Police arrest city man on multiple drug charges

EAST PROVIDENCE — Jason Amorim, 31 and a Mary Avenue resident in city, was arrested by East Providence Police on multiple drug charges. The EPPD Vice Unit along with the Patrol Division executed a search warrant at 71 Mary Ave. on March 10, according to the detailed report of Vice Unit Superivor Detective Sergeant Diogo

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ACLU questions minority hiring practices in East Providence

PROVIDENCE —  The East Providence School Department made headlines this week for all the wrong reasons after a letter authored by the local branch of the American Civil Liberties Union condemning the district’s minority hiring practices was released to media outlets. Steven Brown, Executive Director of the Rhode Island ACLU, said he was writing the

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East Providence Police Vice unit arrests city man on heroin charge

EAST PROVIDENCE — Christopher Andreozzi, a 42-year-old city resident, was recently arrested by members of the East Providence Police Vice Unit for possession of heroin at his Knowlton Street residence. According to the detailed report of Vice Unit Superivor Detective Sergeant Diogo Mello, EPPD Vice along with the Patrol Division executed a search warrant on


Updated: East Providence teachers approve make-up times, new start date

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Education Association, the union of city teachers, gave its near unanimous approval to a pair of proposals affecting both the current school year and the 2015-16 term. At a meeting Thursday afternoon, March 12, held in East Providence High School, the teachers “overwhelmingly,” a the word used by EPEA

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East Providence Council approves renovation plan for Pierce Field courts

EAST PROVIDENCE — The pessimist in us is waiting for the other shoe to drop, but the optimist says let the good times roll. The East Providence City Council conducted yet another cheery meeting Wednesday night, March 11, a special session called due to last week’s inclement weather. Barely a negative word was said during


Parents can still opt children out of East Providence PARCC tests

EAST PROVIDENCE — Parents with reservations about submitting their children to PARCC testing still have time to opt out, Superintendent Kim Mercer said at the Tuesday night, March 10, East Providence School Committee meeting. Students and teachers have been prepping for the assessments, which are scheduled to take place the school week of March 16.